Alumni Leadership

Alumni Council

To help Concordia Seminary “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 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 or special ministries as opportunity arises.

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

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

Alumni Council Members

Region 1 (Term expires 2019)
Rev. Michael Warmbier (’85)
Cornelius, OR 97113
503-359-2300
mwarmbier@cu-portland.edu

Region 3 (Term expires 2018)
Rev. Scott Snow (’83)
Wichita, KS, 67206
316-684-5201
ps@holycrosslutheran.net

Region 4 (Term expires 2018)
Dr. William Knippa (’73) (Chairman)
Austin, TX 78739
512-282-0234
pastorknippa@blcms.org

Region 6 (Term expires 2019)
Rev. Robert Donovan (’96)
Chicago, IL 60614
773-549-1615
pastor@stjames-lutheran.org

Region 7 (Term expires 2017)
Rev. Kevin Jones (’88)
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Bay City, MI 48708
989-893-4088
revkev@immanuelbaycity.com

Region 8 (Term expires 2017)
John Gierke (’96)
Conway, AR 72034
501-513-1261
law-gospelgierke@conwaycorp.net

Region 9 (Term expires 2018)
Rev. Ingo Dutzmann (’80)
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-8851
ingo.dutzmann@flc-boston.org

Center for Hispanic Studies (Term expires 2017)
Rev. Eloy González (’01)
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Irving, TX 75062
972-255-0595
pastor.egonzalez@orlc.org

Deaconess (Term expires 2017)
Deac. Kristina Paul (’11)
Salem Lutheran Church and School
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-352-4454
kristinapaul@slcas.org

Member at large (Term expires 2017)
Rev. Steve De Santo (’08)
Celebration Lutheran Church
St. Johns, FL 32259
904-230-2496

Senior Coordinator of Alumni and Congregation Relations
Melodie Bostic
Concordia Seminary
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-505-7626
bosticm@csl.edu

Alumni District Representatives

Contact Alumni Relations for the current roster of Alumni District Representatives.