Administrative Office

Phone: (260) 452-3213

National Office Staff

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Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins
Presiding Pastor of The AALC
410-441-0122
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Rev. Dean Stoner
Administrative Assistant to The AALC
419-704-5493
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Rev. Dr. Cary Larson
Assistant to the Presiding Pastor
507-461-1513

 

 

 

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Bonnie Ohlrich
Executive Secretary & Office Manager
260-755-9401
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Executive Committee

  • Presiding Pastor of The AALC: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins
  • Assistant Presiding Pastor: Rev. Cary Larson
  • Secretary to The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • Treasurer to The AALC: Dr. Dan Kruger
  • National Home Mission Developer: Rev. Joe Christina
  • Administrative Assitant to The AALC: Rev. Dean Stoner
  • Assistant to the Presiding Pastor: Rev. Cary Larson

Association Council

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Raymond E. Lorthioir, Jr., Jim Daman
  • Greater Heartland Region: Dss. Brigitte Gassman, Rev. Dr. Dan Schroeder
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh, Brian Ruuska
  • North Plains Region: Rev. David Huskamp, Sam Haro
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs, Monte Posey
  • Presiding Pastor of The AALC: Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins
  • Treasurer to The AALC (Advisory): Dr. Dan Kruger
  • National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Joe Christina
  • Secretary to The AALC: Rev. Joe Marsh

Board of Trustees

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Gary Benson, Charles Sandison
  • Greater Heartland Region: Mark Leonard (Chairman), Chris Soder
  • West Great Lakes Region: Ted Knutson, Eric Lindberg
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Dean Johansen, Doug Taylor
  • Western Region: Joel Sutherland, pro tem; Arcadia Jose
  • Presiding Pastor of The AALC (Advisory): Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins,
  • ALTS President (Advisory): Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper
  • National Home Mission Developer (Advisory): Rev. Joe Christina
  • Treasurer to The AALC (Advisory): Dr. Dan Kruger
  • Administrator to The AALC: Rev. Dean Stoner

Regional Pastors

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Joseph Christina
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Phillip Hofinga
  • Greater Heartland Region Assistant: Rev. Len Brokenshire
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: Rev. David Huskamp
  • North Plains Region Assistant: Rev. John Anderson
  • Western Region: Rev. Jerry Storrs

Regional Chairmen

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Richard Sunderlage
  • Greater Heartland Region: Ed Kleiner
  • West Great Lakes Region: Eric Lindberg
  • 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: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: Rev. John Morley
  • Western Region: Rev. Steve Smeback

American Lutheran Theological Seminary

 

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Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper
Seminary President 

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Mr. Duane Kleven
ALTS Administrator 

  • President: Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper
  • Administrator: Duane Kleven
  • Registrar: Bonnie Ohlrich

Agency for Professional Chaplains

  • Supervisor of Agency: Assistant. Presiding Pastor, Rev. Cary Larson
  • Campus Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen
  • Institutional Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen
  • Military Section Director: Rev. Dean Johansen

The AALC Foundation Board of Directors

  • Doug Taylor, President
  • Jim Daman, Treasurer
  • Leroy Benson
  • Rev. Alex McNally
  • Brian Friedrichsen
  • 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: Rev. Steven Klawonn
  • 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. Gary DeSha
  • Rev. Ray Lorthioir
  • Rev. Scott Strohkirch
  • Rev. Harold Johnson
  • Rev. Thomas Jahr
  • Rev. Greg Stenzel
  • Doug Stewart
  • Ted Knutson
  • John Weiss
  • Mike Hailina

Commissioned Church Workers

  • Clergy: Rev. Scott Neumann
  • 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 Association Council of applicants for the Clergy Roster.
  • Rev. Dr. Duane R. Lindberg
  • Rev. Len Brokenshire
  • Rev. Roger Twito
  • Rev. Rich Shields
  • Rev. Dave Spotts, Chairman
  • Gary Brosamle
  • Doug Dunkly

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. Dr. Dan Schroeder
  • Rev. Benjamin Baker
  • Don Mathsen
  • Edward Kleiner
  • Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins, Presiding Pastor, The AALC
  • Rev. Dr. Jordan Cooper, 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. Gary DeSha
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region Region: John Monday
  • Advisor: Rev. Dean Stoner

Commission for Higher Education

  • Dr. Brett Olsen, Chairman
  • Deborah Rokenbrodt
  • Rev. Dr. Thomas Stover
  • Rev. Jerry Storrs
  • Rev. John Morley
  • Rev. Cary Larson, Assistant Presiding Pastor (with vote)
  • Advisor: ALTS President, Dr. Jordan Cooper
  • Advisor: CDCR Appointee
  • Student Representative: Nigel Brown

National Mediation Board

  • Chair: TBD

Nominating Committee

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Ray Lorthioir
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Dr. Duane Lindberg
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: Rev. David Huskamp
  • 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: Sue DeSha
  • 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: Bob Folkmann
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Paul Hueter
  • 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: Rev. Joe Marsh
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region: TBD
  • Evangel Editor: Gretchen Baker
  • Webmaster: TBD


Standing Committee for Men

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

Commission for Women

  • Eastern Region: Ann Sloan
  • Greater Heartland Region: Traci McNally
  • West Great Lakes Region: Barbara Ruuska
  • North Plains Region: Donnette Taylor
  • 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.
  • Karen Huskamp, Co-Chair
  • Katherine Hofinga, Co-Chair
  • Mary Dapelo, Secretary
  • Donnette Taylor, Treasurer
  • Laurie O'Brien, Material Resource Coordinator
  • Beth Brokenshire, Mission Outreach Chairman

World Missions

  • Eastern Region: Rev. Jamie Strickler
  • Greater Heartland Region: Rev. Dave Spotts
  • West Great Lakes Region: Rev. Orlando K. Hash
  • North Plains Region: Rev. Chris Rosebrough
  • Western Region: Rev. Eric Ishimaru

 


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: Sue DeSha
  • North Plains Region: TBD
  • Western Region: Kyle Lundblom
  • Advisor: Rev. Roger Twito, Ass't Presiding Pastor
  • Youth Planning Team: Mr. Pat Dean, Rick Yount