Official Notice: Nominations — 2016 Synod Convention (March 2016)

The following report of the Committee for Convention Nominations provides slates of candidates for many of the officer, board and commission positions to be filled by the 2016 convention of the Synod. District membership or origin is also provided. The elections will take place during the July 9-14, 2016, convention in Milwaukee, Wis.

The Committee for Convention Nominations expresses its appreciation to all who submitted names and all nominees who allowed their names to be considered for elected positions.

— Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary, LCMS

(Note: * denotes incumbency)

OFFICER

SECRETARY

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

Ordained

Bart Day, MO; David L. Mahsman, MO; Martin R. Noland, IN; Ken R. Schurb, MO; John W. Sias, MT

COMMISSIONS

COMMISSION ON THEOLOGY AND CHURCH RELATIONS

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained (parish pastor)

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned (parish teacher)

One (1) Layperson

Ordained

*Arlo W. Pullmann, MT; Paul R. Sauer, AT

Commissioned

Adam S. Francisco, PSW; *Timothy D. Hardy, MI

Laypersons

Jack D. Kilcrease III, MI; Charles R. Wiese, EN

BOARDS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, LCMS

Two (2) Ministers of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Layperson

Ordained

Eric Ini-Obong Ekong, MI; *Michael L. Kumm, SD; Jeffery T. Schrank, PSW; M. Alan Taylor, TX

Laypersons

Johnny W. Buck, MT; *Ed Everts, FG; R. Lee Hagan, SO

CONCORDIA HISTORICAL INSTITUTE, BOARD OF GOVERNORS

No positions in 2016

CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Three (3) Laypersons

Ordained

Michael R. Knox, IE; *Alvin J. Schmidt, MO

Commissioned

*Mark L. Bender, MO; David O. Berger, MO

Laypersons

Paul R. Fowler, SE; Elaine Graff, RM; Paul W. Lagemann, EN; *Natalie L. Oleshchuk, MO; *Gretchen A. Roberts, MDS; Charles H. Wolfmueller, NOW

LUTHERAN CHURCH EXTENSION FUND, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained or Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained or Commissioned

*David L. Bahn, TX; Benjamin D. Haupt, MO

Laypersons

Chris A. Anderson, KS; *Susan J. Elsholz, EN; J. Michael Melchert, MNS; *Richard T. Peltier, TX

LCMS FOUNDATION, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

No positions in 2016

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

Mark P. Braden, EN; *Byron Northwick, IE; David P. Stechholz, EN

Commissioned

Carl J. Moser, MO; Deborah L. Rockrohr, IN

Laypersons

Ellen R. Lange, PSW; Timothy L. Moll, NEB; *Gerhard H. Mundinger Jr., IN; Mark F. Polzin, FG

BOARDS OF REGENTS (CUS)

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY TEXAS, AUSTIN, TEXAS

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

R. Richard Armstrong, FG; Nathaniel W. Hill, TX

Commissioned

*Stephen F. Eggold, MO; Mary Beth Gaertner, TX

Laypersons

*Mark K. DeYoung, TX; Peter H. Hames, TX; Timothy Hu, WY; *Noreen L. Linke, TX

CONCORDIA COLLEGE—NEW YORK, BRONXVILLE, N.Y.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

*Jon T. Diefenthaler, SE; Jon M. Ellingworth, AT

Commissioned

*Mary E. Hilgendorf, FG; Ross E. Stueber, SW

Laypersons

*Heidi J. Fields, IN; *James T. Jahnke, MI; David Wolf, NE

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, IRVINE, CALIF.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

Scott C. Klemsz, CNH; *Michael A. Morehouse, EN

Commissioned

Jeffrey S. Beavers, PSW; Gary G. Gable, NOW

Laypersons

Richard P. Fielitz Jr., CNH; Ellen R. Lange, PSW; *Peter K.S. Lee, PSW; *Sandra J. Ostapowich, TX

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY WISCONSIN, MEQUON, WIS.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

Allan R. Buss, NI; *David C. Fleming, MI

Commissioned

*Lynnette A. Fredericksen, SI; Jonathon Giordano, SI

Laypersons

*Kenneth B. Bowman, EN; Deborah J. Davidson, SW; Matthew H. Hurtienne, SW; *Janice M. Wendorf, SW

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, PORTLAND, ORE.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

Johnson E. Rethinasamy, AT; Gregory N. Todd, SI

Commissioned

*Keith E. Brosz, PSW; Gary G. Gable, NOW

Laypersons

Michael P. Borg, WY; August C. Schwark, NOW; *Andrew T. White, NOW

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO, RIVER FOREST, ILL.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

*Roger B. Gallup, NI; Martin E. Keller, IN

Commissioned

Carl J. Moser, MO; *Mark P. Muehl, IN

Laypersons

Ronald W. Dunbar, IN; *Debra Grime, IN; Bruce D. Schultz, KS; *Mark O. Stern, NI

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, ST. PAUL, ST. PAUL, MINN.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

Larry J. Griffin, MNS; *David A. Kind, MNS

Commissioned

Mark J. L’Heureux, NEB; *Carl J. Schoenbeck, MNS

Laypersons

Ronald W. Dunbar, IN; Willis R. Myers, SO; Marvin H. Schulteis, KS; Amy S. Wenthe, MNS

CONCORDIA COLLEGE ALABAMA, SELMA, ALA.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

Carl L. Beckwith, SO; *Douglas M.A. Shamburger, PSW

Commissioned

Deborah L. Rockrohr, IN; *Lawrence E. Sohn, SW

Laypersons

Carol Schmidt, MO; James Tallmon, WY;

David C. Thomas, MO; Glenn E. Van Velson, NEB

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, NEBRASKA, SEWARD, NEB.

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

One (1) Minister of Religion—Commissioned

Two (2) Laypersons (from Seward County)

Ordained

*Keith H. Grimm, MNS; Ray G. Mirly, MO; Timothy J. Rynearson, SD

Commissioned Ministers

*Robert L. Cooksey, NEB; E. David Dolak, MO

Laypersons

Timothy Hu, WY; Jonathan M. Jank, (Seward County) NEB; *Jill M. Johnson, (Seward

County) NEB; Marla A. Johnson, (Seward County) NEB

BOARDS OF REGENTS (SEMINARIES)

CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, FORT WAYNE

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

*Ronald M. Garwood, WY; Gerhard C. Michael Jr., FG

Laypersons

Michael D. Lange, PSW; *Leo S. Mackay Jr., SE; *Bradd Stucky, SW; Beverly Yahnke, SW

CONCORDIA SEMINARY, ST. LOUIS

One (1) Minister of Religion—Ordained

Two (2) Laypersons

Ordained

William B. Knippa, TX; *Harold L. Senkbeil, SW

Laypersons

*Paul R. Hegland, SW; Kurt E. Johnson, SI; Adelaida Schlueter, NE; Glenn Weingarth, PSW

Posted March 2, 2016 / Updated March 4, 2016

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