Alumni Council

In order that Concordia Seminary might “listen” more effectively, an Alumni Council was created. Alumni Council members are appointed by the Seminary president and represent a wide range of graduation years. They meet twice per year on the Seminary campus and serve as a link between the Seminary and alumni, assist in planning alumni functions and advise the president and director of alumni relations.

The districts of the LCMS have been divided into nine geographical regions, based on the number of alumni and congregations in each. The regions are as follows:

  • Region 1: Montana, Northwest, Wyoming
  • Region 2: California-Nevada-Hawaii, Pacific Northwest
  • Region 3: Iowa East & West, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota
  • Region 4: Oklahoma, Rocky Mountain, Texas
  • Region 5: Minnesota North & South, North & South Wisconsin
  • Region 6: Missouri & all Illinois districts
  • Region 7: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
  • Region 8: Florida-Georgia, Mid-South, Southern
  • Region 9: Atlantic, Eastern, New England, New Jersey, Southeastern

Note: Alumni in the English and SELC districts are considered as members of the geographical areas in which they reside.

The Alumni Council also includes one alumnus from the Center for Hispanic Studies, one alumnus from the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Technology, and one deaconess.

Duties and Functions

The Alumni Council:

  • Serves as representative “voice” of alumni to the president of the Seminary.
  • Serves as a link between the Seminary and alumni for the purposes of recruitment and development.
  • Assists in planning alumni gatherings and other related activities.
  • Meets twice annually on the Seminary campus to plan and discuss items relating to alumni programs, recruitment and other Seminary projects.
  • Serves constituent alumni in the various regions/special ministries as opportunity arises.

Current members of the Alumni Council are:

Region 1 (Term expires 2013)
Rev. Michael Warmbier (1985)
4373 SW Golf Course Road
Cornelius, OR 97113
Phone: 503-359-2300
Fax: 503-357-6418
E-mail:  mwarmbier@cu-portland.edu
Region 2 (Term expires 2014)
Rev. Steven De Santo (2008)
Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church
507 W. Wade Lane
Payson, AZ 85541
Phone: 928-474-5440
Fax: 928-472-1125
E-mail:  pastorsotp@gmail.com
Region 3 (Term expires 2015)
Rev. Joshua Lowe (2008)
309 North Pine
Blue Hill, NE 68930
Phone: 402-705-3826
E-mail:  joshua.lowe@cune.org
Region 4 (Term expires 2015)
Rev. Dr. William Knippa (1973) (Chairman)
12505 Red Mesa
Austin, TX 78739
Phone: 512-282-1419
Fax: 512-282-4478
E-mail:  pastorknippa@blcms.org
Region 5 (Term expires 2015)
Rev. Wayne Schroeder (1969)
1215 Kestrel Court
Waukesha, WI 53189
Phone: 262-513-8958
E-mail:  wayne-bev@sbcglobal.net
Region 6 (Term expires 2013)
Rev. Timothy Seban (1975)
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
12345 Manchester Rd
Des Peres, MO 63131
Phone: 314-822-0447 x102
Fax:  314-822-6574
E-mail:  tseban@stpaulsdesperes.org
Region 7 (Term expires 2014)
Rev. Kevin Jones (1988)
Immanuel Lutheran Church
300 North Sheridan
Bay City, MI 48708
Phone: 989-893-4088
Fax: 989-893-3719
E-mail:  revkev@immanuelbaycity.com
Region 8 (Term expires 2014)
Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin (1982)
Faith Lutheran Church
507 N. Byhalia Road
Collierville, TN 38017
Phone: 901-853-4673
Fax: 901-853-5015
E-mail:  timm@faithcollierville.org
Region 9 (Term expires 2015)
Rev. George Lippitt (2001)
7431 First League
Columbia, MD  21046
Phone: 410-309-9069
E-Mail:  gdlippitt@verizon.net
Center for Hispanic Studies (Term expires 2014)
Rev. Eloy González (2001)
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
2505 West Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 972-255-0595
Fax: 972-257-0033
E-mail:  pastor.egonzalez@orlc.org
Deaconess (Term expires 2014)
Dcs. Ashley Hesson (2007)(Secretary)
1804 South First Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
Phone: 319-540-5862
E-mail:  ashtec@mchsi.com
Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (Term Expires 2013)
Rev. Dr. Lang Yang (2009)
PO Box 143
Richville, MI 48758
Phone: 989-239-4758
Fax: 989-868-4808
E-mail:  numlaaj@yahoo.com
Director of Alumni Relations
Rev. Michael Redeker
Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 505-7225
Fax: (314) 505-7229
E-mail: alumni@csl.edu