Synod Leaders and Ambassadors

Herb HergottBerthoudCORocky Mountain SynodAmbassador
Aaron FordeFt. LauderdaleFLFlorida-BahamasAmbassador
Robert MangerKathleenGASoutheastern SynodAmbassador
Jim RatheTripoliIANortheastern Iowa SynodAmbassador
Dennis WohlersWest BurlingtonIASoutheastern IowaAmbassador
Pete HinrichCliftonILCentral/Southern Illinois SynodAmbassador
Bill GibsonTinley ParkILMetropolitan ChicagoAmbassador
Rev. Tom SkrenesNegauneeMINorthern Great LakesAmbassador
Ken MoatsBarnesvilleMNNorthwestern MinnesotaAmbassador
Mark SwansonBeckerMNSouthwestern MinnesotaAmbassador
Jeff MasonMaple GroveMNMinneapolis AreaAmbassador
Lon BussRochesterMNSoutheastern MinnesotaAmbassador
Don SchwartzHerndersonvilleNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Jack WellerShelbyNCNorth Carolina SynodPresident North Carolina LMM
Terry EdwardsLincolntonNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador & NC LMM Ministry Coordinator
Wes OestreichLincolnNENebraska SynodAmbassador
Paul BarnettOmahaNENebraska SynodAmbassador
Paul ChristensonOmahaNENebraska SynodAmbassador
Alan SochaMauldinSCSouth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Jimmy SmithWest ColumbiaSCSouth Carolina SynodAmbassador & President of SC Synod LMM
Tom NessArlingtonTXNorthern Texas, Northern Louisiana Synod (NTNL)Ambassador
Henry HoweGeorgetownTXSouthwestern Texas Synod.Ambassador
Randy BratsvenHoustonTXTexas-Louisianna Gulf CoastAmbassador
Dave NewmanSan AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodAmbassador
Jay WengerSan AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodAmbassador
Paul GoldenbaumSan AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodPresident Southwest TX LMM
Rich WhiteSouth RidingVAMetropolitan Washingto, DCAmbassador
John LasherWaynesboroVAVirginia SynodAmbassador & President of Virginia Synod LMM
Joe EbertWoodbridgeVAMetropolitan Washingto, DCAmbassador
Hank MaysPuyallupWASouthwestern WashingtonAmbassador
Andrew MoscinskiAppletonWIEast-Central Synod of WIAmbassador
Jim SchiebleColumbusWISouth-Central Synod of WIAmbassador
Kevin MillerMarshfieldWINorthwest Synod of WisconsinAmbassador
Chuck DubeTomahawkWINorthern Great LakesAmbassador
Greg PloegerAnkenyIASoutheastern IowaAmbassador
George FreestoneWyomissingPANortheastern Pennsylvania SynodAmbassador

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    Synods are 65 geographic organizations encompassing the entire United States and headed by elected Bishops called to do God’s work through the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA).

    Ambassadors are volunteers from across the nation who forward quarterly Ambassador-Grams to those on their contact lists that may be interested in Lutheran Men in Mission updates. They also potentially develop contacts within their Synod office; requesting that LMM information gets posted and stays current on synod webpages. If you would like to volunteer as an Ambassador (or find out more about the position), contact LMM Director of Communications and Networking

    Presidents are elected leaders of their respective Synodical or Congregational Lutheran Men in Mission chapters. All would welcome your questions, interest, and involvement. If you are aware of additional LMM Synod leaders that are not listed here, please forward that information to LMM Director of Communications and Networking

    Ambassador-Grams help Ambassadors of LMM effectively share consistent information with contacts in their network. These periodic communications will feature a Lutheran Men in Mission ministry area and reminders of upcoming events. See below for archived editions of Ambassador-Gram.

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