Synod Leaders, Ambassadors, and NetCasters

Mark Youngblood*TulsaOKArkansas-Oklahoma SynodAmbassador
Herb Hergott*BerthoudCORocky Mountain SynodAmbassador
Joe EbertThousand OaksCASouthwest California SynodAmbassador
Aaron FordeFt. LauderdaleFLFlorida-BahamasAmbassador
Adam BaroniPembroke PinesFLFlorida-BahamasAmbassador
Robert MangerKathleenGASoutheastern SynodAmbassador
Greg PloegerAnkenyIASoutheastern Iowa SynodAmbassador
Jim Rathe*TripoliIANortheastern Iowa SynodAmbassador
Dennis WohlersWest BurlingtonIASoutheastern IowaAmbassador
Andy HermansonGrimesIASoutheastern IowaAmbassador
Pete Hinrich*CliftonILCentral/Southern Illinois SynodAmbassador
Ken MoatsBarnesvilleMNNorthwestern MinnesotaAmbassador
Lon BussLeesburgFLFlorida-BahamasAmbassador
Joshua FordeBoynton BeachFLFlorida-BahamasAmbassador
Mark SwansonBeckerMNSouthwestern MN SynodAmbassador
Jan NelsonRedwood FallsMNSouthwestern MN SynodAmbassador
Tim Schroeder*St. PaulMNMinneapolis and St. Paul SynodsAmbassador
Don SchwartzHerndersonvilleNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Jack WellerShelbyNCNorth Carolina SynodPresident North Carolina LMM
Terry Edwards*LincolntonNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador & NC LMM Ministry Coordinator
Dwayne GrahamGastoniaNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Rich MahlerWashingtonNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Dave LinkerSalisburyNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
John BargerHickoryNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Joel HeavnerLincolntonNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Charles JenkinsValeNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
White IddingsHickoryNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Todd BurnsFayettevilleNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Roger LymanMatthewsNCNorth Carolina
Ken RingFlat RockNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Russ McKittrickCharlotteNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
GeoRene JonesSalisburyNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Geo. Gardner, Jr.LincolntonNCNorth Carolina SynodAmbassador
David BeaverLincolntonNCNorth Carolina SynodHendersonville
David DrummGahannaOHSouthern Ohio SynodAmbassador and President of Southern Ohio Synod LMM
George FreestoneWyomissingPANortheastern Pennsylvania SynodAmbassador
Jason AdamsLas VegasNVGrand CanyonAmbassador
Vic Williams*RenoNVSierra PacificAmbassador
Matthew LoveAptosCASierra PacificAmbassador
Alan SochaMauldinSCSouth Carolina SynodAmbassador
Tom RamseySimpsonvilleSCSouth Carolina SynodExecutive Director of SC Synod LMM
Philippe CoteColumbiaSCSouth Carolina SynodTreasurer of SC Synod LMM 
Gene HolimanAustinTXSW Texas SynodAmbassador
Randy Bratsven*HoustonTXTexas-Louisianna Gulf CoastAmbassador
David UmlangSan AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodAmbassador
Jay Wenger*San AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodAmbassador
Dennis HickeySan AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodPresident Southwest TX LMM
Dave Newman*San AntonioTXSouthwest Texas SynodAmbassador
Ronnie SanfordVictoriaTXSouthwest Texas SynodAmbassador
Rich WhiteSouth RidingVAMetropolitan Washington, DCAmbassador
John LasherWaynesboroVAVirginia SynodAmbassador
Hank MaysPuyallupWASouthwestern WashingtonAmbassador
Paul Beckman*MadisonWISouth-Central Synod of WisconsinAmbassador
Andrew MoscinskiAppletonWIEast-Central Synod of WIAmbassador
Jeff KuchenbeckerFish CreekWIEast Central Wisconsin SynodAmbassador
Jim SchiebleColumbusWISouth-Central Synod of WIAmbassador
Chuck DubeWoodruffWINorthern Great LakesAmbassador
* denotes this person has volunteered to be a NetCaster

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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

    NetCasters are Ambassadors who have volunteered for extra duties. They search for existing men’s ministry groups and establish contacts within them. These groups are then linked to the helpful programs and initiatives offered by LMM. NetCasters work closely with Synod offices across the country for their assistance in establishing contact with congregations. Subsequently, NetCasters also frequently serves as a regional point of contact for these congregational contacts.

    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 and Partners of Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) effectively share consistent information with contacts in their network. These periodic communications, typically quarterly, will feature LMM resources and upcoming events to help individuals and congregations with their ministry to men. It is LMM’s hope that this information will help equip men to be bold, daring followers of

    Current and archived editions of Ambassador-Grams are listed below:

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