Alumni District Representatives

Each LCMS district has an appointed alumni representative who serves as a point of contact for the dissemination of information between alumni in the district and the Seminary. In this volunteer activity, limits of time and resources are respected. Freedom and flexibility are assumed.

Key Characteristics and Roles

The alumni district representative will:

  1. Be selected, based on recommendations from members of the Alumni Council, alumni, Seminary staff, church leaders and on known support for the Seminary. The district representative is a leader, a communicator and a supporter of the Seminary.
  2. Assist in the promotion of the Seminary and its mission for the Church.
  3. Bring information about the Seminary to individuals and groups, provide information about conferences and gatherings to the Seminary advancement office and communicates with the Seminary on matters affecting the institution.

Ancillary Roles of the District Representative

  1. Receive, set up and oversee a Seminary display at important district gatherings.
  2. Have Seminary brochures available for distribution.
  3. Assist with recruitment events.
  4. Encourage church workers and laity to participate in continuing education at the Seminary.
  5. Encourage the inclusion of at least one article annually featuring the Seminary for the district newspaper/e-publication.
  6. Stay current on Seminary news and information.

Current District Representatives

Atlantic Shawn Dugan Zion Lutheran Church
153 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308-3130
Telephone: 518-374-1811
Fax: 518-374-4438
California-Nevada-Hawaii John Standley Cordova Lutheran Church
10400 Coloma Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Telephone: 916-363-5687
Central Illinois Gregory Michel St. Matthew Lutheran Church
115 West 12 Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Telephone: 309-787-4295
Fax: 309-787-4291
Eastern Cory Eckstrom Saint Paul Lutheran Church
47 Madison St.
Cortland, NY 13045-1710
Telephone: 607-591-5919
English Victor Halboth Grace Lutheran Church
25630 Grand River
Redford Township, MI 48240
Telephone: 313-532-2266
Fax: 313-532-0643
Florida-Georgia Gene Johnson Grace Lutheran Church
555 SW Cashmere
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Telephone: 772-871-6599
Fax: 772-871-7991
Indiana Luther Brunette Carmel Lutheran Church
4850 East 131 Street
Carmel, IN 46033
Telephone: 317-814-4252
Fax: 317-814-4260
Iowa East David Rempfer Grace Lutheran Church
PO Box 156
Blairstown, IA 52209
Telephone: 319-454-6941
Iowa West David Simonson Trinity Lutheran Church
801 West Lincolnway
Jefferson, IA 50129-1618
Telephone: 515-386-3517
Fax: 515-386-5262
Kansas Michael Bingenheimer Ascension Lutheran Church
842 N. Tyler Rd.
Wichita, KS 67212
Telephone: 316-722-4694
Fax: 316-729-7027
Michigan Robert Appold St Matthew Lutheran
5125 Cascade Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Telephone: 616-942-9091
Fax: 616-942-0252
Mid-South Vacant
Minnesota North David Strohschein MNN District Office
PO Box 604
Brainerd, MN 56401-0604
Telephone: 218-829-1781
Minnesota South Keith Meyer 4489 SE 84 Avenue
Claremont, MN 55924
Telephone: 507-528-2643
Fax: 507-528-2404
Missouri William Marler Trinity Lutheran Church
1415 South Holland
Springfield, MO 65807
Telephone: 417-866-5878
Fax: 417-866-5629
Montana Vacant
Nebraska Joshua Lowe Trinity Lutheran Church
301 North Pine Street
Blue Hill, NE 68930
Telephone: 402-756-2102
New England Volker Heide Lutheran Church of Madison
9 Britton Lane
Madison, CT 06433
Telephone: 203-245-4145
New Jersey Arthur Doring Our Savior Lutheran Church
143 Brooklyn Road
Stanhope, NJ 07874-2869
Telephone: 973-347-1212
Fax: 973-347-1818
North Dakota Bernie Worral Immanuel Lutheran Church
1258 Broadway
Fargo, ND 58102
Telephone: 701-293-7979
North Wisconsin Aaron Hutton Alleluia Lutheran Church
6725 Elmro Road
Greenleaf, WI 54126
Telephone: 920-532-3892
Northern Illinois Patrick Pinion Messiah Lutheran Church
1601 Avenue F
Sterling, IL 61081
Telephone: 815-625-2284
Fax: 815-625-1804
Northwest Mark Heuser Grace Lutheran Church
9900 SE Mill Plan Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98664
Telephone: 360-892-7850
Fax: 360-253-8697
Ohio Mark Raddatz 420 North Maple Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Telephone: 740-654-5275
Oklahoma Gary Brandt First Lutheran Church
1319 East 18 Street
Ada, OK 74820
Telephone: 580-332-3433
Fax: 580-332-3433 (call first)
Pacific Southwest Kevin Wyssmann Christ Lutheran Church
425 N. Greenfield Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234-5053
Telephone: 480-892-8314
Fax: 503-0437
Rocky Mountain Don Stults 253 Davis
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Telephone: 719-852-3424
SELC Joel Elowsky 74 Townsend Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Telephone: 609-748-1777
Fax: 609-48-1777
South Dakota Scott Sailer Faith Lutheran Church
601 North Cliff Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Telephone: 605-332-3401
Fax: 605-332-3334
South Wisconsin Carl Seeger St. John Lutheran Church
207 High Street
Edgerton, WI 53534
Telephone: 608-884-3515
Southeastern Matthew Schilling 6175 St. Peter’s Church Road
Conover, NC 28613
Telephone: 828-256-2970
Fax: 828-256-6633
Southern Stefan Wismar 324 Cawthorn Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
Telephone: 985-645-3637
Fax: 985-847-1879
Southern Illinois Scott Niermann Bethlehem Lutheran Church
12903 Clara Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
Telephone: 618-226-3600
Texas Mark Dankis King of Kings Lutheran Church
17000 Smyers Lane
Round Rock, TX 78681
Telephone: 512-255-0829
Fax: 512-255-4582
Wyoming Shawn Kumm Zion Lutheran Church
406 South 19 Street
Laramie, WY 82070
Telephone: 307-745-9262
Fax: 307-745-9262 (call first)