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 and serve as a link between the Seminary and alumni, assist in planning alumni functions, and advise the president and alumni relations staff.

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 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 5 (Term expires 2020)
Rev. Jon Haakana (’83)
700 Western Street
Anoka, MN 55303
763-205-5406
jon@mtolive-anoka.org

Region 6 (Term expires 2019)
Rev. Robert Donovan (’96)
Chicago, IL 60614
773-719-1485
prbdonovan@gmail.com

Region 7 (Term expires 2020)
Rev. Kevin Jones (’88)
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Bay City, MI 48708
989-893-4088
revkev@immanuelbaycity.com

Region 8 (Term expires 2020)
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 2020)
Rev. Eloy González (’01)
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Irving, TX 75062
972-255-0595
pastor.egonzalez@orlc.org

Deaconess (Term expires 2020)
Deac. Kristina Paul (’11)
Salem Lutheran Church and School
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-352-4454
kristinapaul@slcas.org

Member at large (Term expires 2020)
Rev. Steve De Santo (’08)
Celebration Lutheran Church
St. Johns, FL 32259
904-230-2496
revsdesanto@gmail.com

Faculty Adviser
Rev. Dr. David Peter
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105
314-505-7101
peterd@csl.edu

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

Alumni District Representatives

Select a district.

Atlantic District Alumni Representative

Rev. Shawn Dugan (1997)

Zion Lutheran Church

153 Nott Terrace

Schenectady, NY  12308-3130

518-374-1811

zion@zionlcny.org

California-Nevada-Hawaii District Alumni Representative

Rev. John Standley (’00)

Cordova Lutheran Church

10400 Coloma Road

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

916-363-5687

revstandley@sbcglobal.net

Central Illinois District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Eastern District Alumni Representative

Rev. Cory Eckstrom (’96)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

49 Hamlin Street

Cortland, NY 13045

607-591-5919

Ecoryecks@aol.com

English District Alumni Representative

Rev. Dr. Victor Halboth (’57)

Grace Lutheran Church

25630 Grand River

Redford Township, MI 48240

313-532-2266

glcms@prodigy.net

Florida-Georgia District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Indiana District Alumni Representative

Rev. Luther Brunette (’80)

Carmel Lutheran Church

4850 East 131 Street

Carmel, IN 46033

317-814-4252

lbrunette@cornerstonelutheran.church

Iowa East District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Iowa West District Alumni Representative

Rev. David Simonson (’85)

203 Second Street

Fenton, IA 50539

515-386-3517

davesimonson@netins.net

Kansas District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Michigan District Alumni Representative

Rev. Robert Appold (’83)

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

5125 Cascade Rd. S.E.

Grand Rapids, MI 49546-3726

616-942-9091

rappold@stmatthewgr.com

Mid-South District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Minnesota North District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Minnesota South District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Missouri District Alumni Representative

Rev. William Marler (’83)

Trinity Lutheran Church

1415 South Holland

Springfield, MO 65807

417-866-5878

wmarler@trinitylutheranspfd.org

Montana District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Nebraska District Alumni Representative

Rev. Joshua Lowe (’08)

Trinity Lutheran Church

301 North Pine Street

Blue Hill, NE 68930

402-756-2102

Joshua.lowe@cune.org

New England District Alumni Representative

Rev. Volker Heide (’90)

Lutheran Church of Madison

9 Britton Lane

Madison, CT 06433

203-245-4145

lcofmaidson@aol.com

New Jersey District Alumni Representative

Vacant

North Dakota District Alumni Representative

Rev. Bernie Worral (’86)

Immanuel Lutheran Church

1258 Broadway

Fargo, ND 58102

701-293-7979

bworral@cableone.net

North Wisconsin District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Northern Illinois District Alumni Representative

Rev. Patrick Pinion (’02)

Messiah Lutheran Church

1601 Avenue F

Sterling, IL 61081

815-625-2284

melcpastor@comcast.net

Northwest District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Ohio District Alumni Representative

Rev. Mark Raddatz (’83)

420 North Maple Street

Lancaster, OH 43130

740-654-5275

mrraddatz@juno.com

Oklahoma District Alumni Representative

Rev. Gary Brandt (’95)

First Lutheran Church

1319 East 18 Street

Ada, OK 74820

580-332-3433

adalcms@att.net

Pacific Southwest District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Rocky Mountain District Alumni Representative

Rev. Don Stults (’96)

253 Davis

Monte Vista, CO 81144

719-852-3424

god_rules@email.com

SELC District Alumni Representative

Vacant

South Dakota District Alumni Representative

Vacant

South Wisconsin District Alumni Representative

Rev. Carl Seeger (’01)

St. John Lutheran Church

207 High Street

Edgerton, WI 53534

608-884-3515

revcarlseeger@hotmail.com

Southeastern District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Southern District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Southern Illinois District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Texas District Alumni Representative

Vacant

Wyoming District Alumni Representative

Vacant

S.E.L.C. and English District* * Congregations of non-geographic districts (SELC and English) belong to the region in which they are geographically located