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 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

Region 3 (Term expires 2018)
Rev. Scott Snow (’83)
Wichita, KS, 67206

Region 4 (Term expires 2018)
Dr. William Knippa (’73) (Chairman)
Austin, TX 78739

Region 6 (Term expires 2019)
Rev. Robert Donovan (’96)
Chicago, IL 60614

Region 7 (Term expires 2020)
Rev. Kevin Jones (’88)
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Bay City, MI 48708

Region 8 (Term expires 2020)
John Gierke (’96)
Conway, AR 72034

Region 9 (Term expires 2018)
Rev. Ingo Dutzmann (’80)
Boston, MA 02116

Center for Hispanic Studies (Term expires 2020)
Rev. Eloy González (’01)
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Irving, TX 75062

Deaconess (Term expires 2020)
Deac. Kristina Paul (’11)
Salem Lutheran Church and School
St. Louis, MO 63123

Member at large (Term expires 2020)
Rev. Steve De Santo (’08)
Celebration Lutheran Church
St. Johns, FL 32259

Senior Coordinator of Alumni and Congregation Relations
Melodie Bostic
Concordia Seminary
St. Louis, MO 63105

Alumni District Representatives

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