Leaders of The AALC

Administrative Office

Phone: (260) 452-3213 | Fax: (260) 452-3215

National Office Staff

TAALC-DrLeins

Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins
Presiding Pastor
The AALC
410-441-0122
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Rev. Dean Stoner
National Home
Mission Developer
The AALC
260-515-7789
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Mrs. Bonnie Ohlrich
Office Manager
The AALC & ALTS
260-755-9401
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Executive Committee

Presiding Pastor: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins
Ass't. Presiding Pastor: Rev. Roger Twito
Secretary to The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh
Treasurer to The AALC: Dr. Dan Kruger
National Home Mission Developer: Rev. Dean Stoner

Association Council

Presiding Pastor: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Chairman
Eastern Region: Rev. Raymond E. Lorthioir, Jr., Mr. Jim Daman
Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Chris Schroder, Dss. Brigitte Gassman
West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh, Mr. John Malchow
North Plains Region: Rev. Steve Lundblom, Mr. Sam Haro
Western Region: Rev. Eric Ishimaru, Mr. John Monday
Treasurer to The AALC (Advisory): Dr. Dan Kruger
National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Dean Stoner
Secretary to The AALC (Sec'y to Assoc. Council and Jt. Council): Rev. Joe Marsh

Board of Trustees

Eastern Region: Rev. Gary Benson, Tom Eggers
Greater Heartland Region: Mr. Mark Leonard (Chairman), Rev. Dr. Dan Schroeder
West Great Lakes Region: Mr. Ted Knutson
North Plains Region: Rev. Dean Johansen, Mr. Doug Taylor
Western Region: Mr. Don Yount, Mr. Arcadia Jose
Presiding Pastor (Advisory): Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins,
ALTS President (Advisory): 
National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Dean Stoner
Treasurer to The AALC (Advisory): Dr. Dan Kruger


Regional Pastors

Eastern Region: Rev. Raymond E. Lorthioir, Jr.
Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Clyde Awtrey
Greater Heartland Region Ass't: Rev. Len Brokenshire
West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
North Plains Region: Rev. David Huskamp
North Plains Region Ass't: Rev. John Anderson
Western Region: Rev. Eric Ishimaru

Regional Chairmen

Eastern Region: Rev. Irvin Stapf
Greater Heartland Region: TBD
West Great Lakes Region: Mr. Jerry Pitmon
North Plains Region: Mr. Doug Taylor
Western Region: Mr. John Monday

Regional Mission Developers

Eastern Region: Rev. Joe Christina
Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Bob Snitzer
West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Gary Rokenbrodt
North Plains Region: Rev. John Morley
Western Region: Rev. Steve Smeback

American Lutheran Theological Seminary

President:
Registrar:

Agency for Professional Chaplains

Supervisor of Agency: Ass't. Presiding Pastor, Rev. Roger Twito
Campus Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen
Institutional Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen
Military Section Director: Rev. Dean  Johansen

The AALC Foundation Board of Directors

Rev. Tom Baumgarten, President
Ms. Marie Easter, Treasurer
Mr. Alex Gerken
Mr. Brian Friedrichsen
Mr. Doug Taylor
Secretary to The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh, ex-officio
Treasurer to The AALC: Dr. Dan Kruger, ex-officio


Commissions of The AALC

AMERICAN MISSIONS

The American Missions Commission supports the work of our mission congregations.

Eastern Region: Mr. Nigel Brown
Greater Heartland Region: 
West Great Lakes Region: Mr. Ted Knutson
North Plains Region: Mr. Dean Woehl
Western Region: Mr. Chuck Schroeder
National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Dean Stoner

BOARD OF APPEALS AND ADJUDICATION

Rev. John Anderson, Chair
Rev. Ray Lorthioir
Rev. Scott Strohkirch
Rev. Harold Johnson
Rev. Thomas Jahr
Rev. Dr. James Hoefer
Mr. Doug Stewart
Mr. Ted Knutson
Mr. John Weiss
Mr. Mike Hailina
Ms. Diane Heindel

COMMISSIONED CHURCH WORKERS

Clergy: Rev. Michael Badenhop
Commissioned Church Worker: Dss. Brigitte Gassman
Mrs. Martha Spotts
Mrs. Kathleen Schuhmacher
President, ALTS, ex-officio

CLERGY COMMISSION

The Clergy Commission oversees interviewing, and referral to the Joint Commission, of applicants for pastoral Call in The AALC.

Rev. Dr. Duane R. Lindberg
Rev. Rich Eddy
Rev. Rich Shields
Rev. Dave Spotts
Rev. Steve Lundblom
Mr. Gary Brosamle
Mr. John Lubben

DOCTRINE AND CHURCH RELATIONS

The Doctrine and Church Relations Commission develops doctrinal statements clarifying The AALC's theological positions on issues that confront the Christian church. The Commission also participates in discussions that explore possibilities for inter-church cooperation.

Rev. Jordan Cooper
Rev. Joe Dapelo
Rev. Dr. Dan Schroeder
Mr. Don Mathesn
Mr. Rick Yount
Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor, The AALC
ALTS President

EVANGELISM

The Evangelism Commission seeks to identify and provide resources for member congregations that will enhance their outreach ministries.

Eastern Region: Rebecca Burdick
Greater Heartland Region: Marnie Stewart
West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Larry Juergensen
North Plains Region: Mrs. Gigi Morley
Western Region Region: Mrs. Gigi Morley
Advisor: Rev. Dean Stoner

HIGHER EDUCATION

The Higher Education Commission guides and oversees American Lutheran Theological Seminary in it's training of pastors prior to certification for call to member congregations.
Mrs. Deborah Rokenbrodt
Mrs. Laurie O'Brien
Rev. Dan Dapelo
Rev. Jerry Storrs
Rev. Len Brokenshire
Dr. Brett Olsen
Rev. Roger Twito, Assistant Presiding Pastor (with vote)
Advisor: President, ALTS
Advisor: CDCR Appointee
Student Representative: Mr. Nigel Brown

National Mediation Board

Chair: TBD

NOMINATING

Eastern Region: TBD
Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Dr. Duane Lindberg
West Great Lakes Region: Mr. Jerry Pitmon
North Plains Region: TBD
Western Region: Rev. Joe Dapelo
Advisor: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor, The AALC


PARISH EDUCATION

The Parish Education Commission seeks out resources and means to enhance Christian education in member congregations.

Eastern Region: Dr. Rodney Bohlmann
Greater Heartland Region: Lana Conover
West Great Lakes Region: Chris Adams
North Plains Region: Mrs. Marcia Haro
Western Region: TBD

PENSIONS

The Pensions Commission strives to secure dependable, affordable and adequate care for TAALC pastors, and congregation staff members, and their families, through major medical insurance coverage, retirement accounts, and long term care provisions.

Eastern Region: Mr. Henry Wachtman
Greater Heartland Region: Mr. Roger Gamble
West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Leon Knitt
North Plains Region: Mr. Doug Taylor
Western Region: TBD
Advisor: Mr. Bryan Marker, Pinnacle Planning Group, Inc


PUBLICATIONS

The Publications Commission oversees the publications of The AALC, including The Evangel which is available in print by mail and PDF download online.

Eastern Region: Ms. Michele Tucker
Greater Heartland Region: Mrs. Lori Leonard Reyman
West Great Lakes Region: TBD
North Plains Region: Mrs. Marlys Hoff
Western Region: TBD
Evangel Editor: Mrs. Lisa Cooper
Webmaster: TBD


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR MEN

Eastern Region: TBD
Greater Heartland Region: Mr. Dave Lahmann
West Great Lakes Region: TBD
North Plains Region: Mr. Mike Callahan
Western Region Region: TBD

COMMISSION FOR WOMEN

Eastern Region: TBD
Greater Heartland Region: Mrs. Kathy Gleason
West Great Lakes Region: TBD
North Plains Region: Mrs. Gigi Morley
Western Region: TBD
Pastoral Advisor: Rev. Dick Hueter

WOMEN OF L.I.F.E.

The Women of L.I.F.E. Commission is a womens' auxilliary that develops Bible Study materials for personal growth-in-faith, and supports the ministries of The AALC.

Mrs. Laurie Dapelo, Co-Chair
Mrs. Karen Huskamp, Co-Chair
Mrs. Mary Dapelo, Secretary
Mrs. Katherine Hofinga, Treasurer
Mrs. Mary Jose and Mrs. Neoma Yount, Material Resource Coordinators
Mrs. Diana Wogen  Mrs. Beth Brokenshire, Mission Outreach Co-Chairs

WORLD MISSIONS

Eastern Region: Mr. John Lubben
Greater Heartland Region: Mrs. Beth Brokenshire
West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Orlando K. Hash
North Plains Region: Rev. John Morley
Western Region: Rev. Darrel Deuel, Chair

The World Missions Commission supports the work of mission efforts around the world including:
Rev. Scott Yount / God's Hidden Treasures
Lutheran Church of Myanmar
East European Missions Network (EEMN)
Tartu Academy of Theology
Missionaries Matt & Amy Cline
The Sending Place – Lutherans At Mission Body and Soul (LAMBS)
Reformed Lutheran Church of Rwanda

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

The Youth Activities Commission plans and supervises youth gatherings, at a national level, that will encourage youth of THE AALC in Christian faith, growth, service, and fellowship, and to witness to the unchurched and unconverted.

Eastern Region: Kris Johnson

Greater Heartland Region: Nikki Hegdahl
West Great Lakes Region: Mr. Mark Wiita
North Plains Region: Rev. Steve Lundblom
Western Region: Mr. Rob Ramos
Advisor: Rev. Roger Twito, Ass't Presiding Pastor

Youth Planning Team: Rick Yount
Youth Planning Team: Mr. Pat Dean

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