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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TAALC-RevStoner

Rev. Dean Stoner
National Home
Mission Developer
The AALC
260-515-7789
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TAALC-MrsBonnie

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

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Raymond E. Lorthioir, Jr., Jim Daman
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Chris Schroder, Dss. Brigitte Gassman
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh, John Malchow
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Steve Lundblom, Sam Haro
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs, Monte Posey
  • Presiding Pastor: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins
  • 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, Charles Sandison
  • Greater Heartland Region: Mark Leonard (Chairman), Rev. Dr. Dan Schroeder
  • West Great Lakes Region: Ted Knutson, Bob Fett
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Dean Johansen, Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: Don Yount, 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. Joseph Christina
  • 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. Jerry Storrs

Regional Chairmen

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Richard Sunderlage
  • Greater Heartland Region: TBD
  • West Great Lakes Region: Jerry Pitmon
  • North Plains Region: Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: Monte Posey

Regional Mission Developers

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

American Lutheran Theological Seminary

  • President:
  • Administrator: Duane Kleven
  • 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
  • Marie Easter, Treasurer
  • Alex Gerken
  • Brian Friedrichsen
  • 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: Nigel Brown
  • Greater Heartland Region: 
  • West Great Lakes Region: Ted Knutson
  • North Plains Region: Dean Woehl
  • Western Region: Chuck Schroeder
  • National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Dean Stoner

Board of Appeals & Adjudication

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

Commissioned Church Workers

  • Clergy: Rev. Michael Badenhop
  • Commissioned Church Worker: Dss. Brigitte Gassman
  • Martha Spotts
  • 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
  • Gary Brosamle
  • John Lubben

Doctrine & 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
  • Don Mathesn
  • 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: Gigi Morley
  • Western Region Region: John Monday
  • Advisor: Rev. Dean Stoner

Higher Education

The Higher Education Commission guides and oversees American Lutheran Theological Seminary in it's a training of pastors prior to certification for a call to member congregations.
  • Deborah Rokenbrodt
  • Laurie O'Brien, Chairman
  • 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: Nigel Brown

National Mediation Board

  • Chair: TBD

Nominating

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Ray Lorthioir
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Dr. Duane Lindberg
  • West Great Lakes Region: Jerry Pitmon
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs
  • 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: 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: TBD
  • Greater Heartland Region: Roger Gamble
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Leon Knitt
  • North Plains Region: 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: Michele Tucker
  • Greater Heartland Region: Lori Leonard Reyman
  • West Great Lakes Region: TBD
  • North Plains Region: Marlys Hoff
  • Western Region: TBD
  • Evangel Editor: Lisa Cooper
  • Webmaster: TBD


Standing Committee for Men

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Robert Wallace
  • Greater Heartland Region: Dave Lahmann
  • West Great Lakes Region: TBD
  • North Plains Region: Mike Callahan
  • Western Region Region: Doug Dunkly

Commission for Women

  • Eastern Region: Ann Sloan
  • Greater Heartland Region: Kathy Gleason
  • West Great Lakes Region: TBD
  • North Plains Region: 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 women's auxiliary that develops Bible Study materials for personal growth-in-faith and supports the ministries of The AALC.
  • Laurie O'Brien, Co-Chair
  • Karen Huskamp, Co-Chair
  • Mary Dapelo, Secretary
  • Katherine Hofinga, Treasurer
  • Mary Jose, Material Resource Coordinator
  • Diana Wogen and Beth Brokenshire, Mission Outreach Co-Chairs

World Missions

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Jamie Strickler
  • Greater Heartland Region: Beth Brokenshire
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Orlando K. Hash
  • North Plains Region: Rev. John Morley
  • Western Region: Rev. Eric Ishimaru
The World Missions Commission supports the work of mission efforts around the world including (but not limited to) the following:
  • 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 the 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: Mark Wiita
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Steve Lundblom
  • Western Region: Kyle Lundblom
  • Advisor: Rev. Roger Twito, Ass't Presiding Pastor
  • Youth Planning Team: Rick Yount
  • Youth Planning Team: Mr. Pat Dean