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Jim Albers
Georgetown, TX

Mr. Albers is a 1975 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Accounting and received his CPA Certification in 1978. Jim joined the firm of Brown, Graham & Company, P.C. in 1975 and was staff accountant from 1975 to 1979. Jim was admitted as shareholder in 1979. Jim’s area of specialization is tax and construction industry. Jim is professionally affiliated with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA).

In addition, he has served on the United Way of Amarillo-Citizens Budget Committee from 1987-1988, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Constructive Enforcement Advisory Committee from 1989-1992, Texas Cattle Feeders Association Insurance & Employee Relations Committee from 1995-1996. Jim is a member of the Rotary Club of Georgetown and served as president from 1996-1997. Jim and his wife Deborah are members at Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg, Texas.


Christopher J. Bannwolf
San Antonio, TX

Mr. Christopher Bannwolf serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Broadway National Bank.  He has served in various positions at Broadway National Bank since 1984 including Commercial Credit Analyst, Vice President Commercial Lending Officer, Vice President Investment Analyst and Senior Vice President Investment and Asset/Liability Manager. 

Mr. Bannwolf graduated received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1983 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1987.  

Mr. Bannwolf currently serves on the Board of The Salvation Army – San Antonio Central Command and previously was a board member of the Texas Church Extension Fund and Lutheran High School Association of San Antonio.

Born in Rockford, Illinois, his family moved to Texas in 1973 and his interests include travel and collector automobiles.


Albert Carrion, Jr.
Austin, TX

Mr. Albert Carrion Jr. is a partner in the Brown McCarroll law firm’s Intellectual Property practice area, where his law practice focuses on counseling technology and other companies in software and trademark matters, and representing clients in trademark, trade secret, patent infringement and copyright litigation. Mr. Carrion received his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas.

He previously served on the Board of  The Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, is a graduate of Leadership Austin (2006), and currently serves as President of Christ Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas.


James Cleary, Jr.
Austin, TX

Mr. James Cleary, Jr. is a 1992 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, member of the Virginia Law Review, and completed his BA from Texas A&M University in 1987. He is a partner in the law firm Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P. in Houston. He actively represents employers in federal and state court, arbitration proceedings, and before administrative agencies. In addition, Jim provides counseling to his clients on these issues, including drafting policies, procedures, and agreements relating to all phases of employment. He also handles other forms of complex commercial disputes, both in state and federal courts and in arbitration, as well as prior to the initiation of litigation.

Jim also provides corporate assistance to clients, including counseling and drafting relating to company formation and all types of commercial agreements. Jim is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has professional affiliations with the State Bard of Texas and Houston Bar Association. Jim was named to the Texas Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as featured in Texas Monthly and Texas Super Lawyers magazines (2011-2012). Jim and his wife Pat are members at Trinity Lutheran Church, Houston, Texas. 

Dr. Theodore Crofford
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Theodore Crofford is an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Worth, Texas and has been in practice for 29 years at The Texas Hip and Knee Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Crofford attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas and his fellowship was at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

He has three children – Elizabeth, Avery and Will and is a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth.


Rev. Allen Doering
Kingwood, TX

Pastor Al Doering is Senior Pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kingwood, Texas. Pastor Al, a Galveston native, was raised in a family with a long heritage of serving God through the ministries of the Lutheran church. Of the six Doering children, Al and one brother followed in the tradition of their grandfather by becoming pastors. Others in the family, including Al’s wife, Mary, have been involved in the teaching ministry. Al attended Concordia Lutheran College in Austin and Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, he served as assistant director of a Lutheran camp in Minnesota for one year. Al received a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary St. Louis and was ordained in July 1983.

He accepted his first call as pastor to Faith Lutheran in Craig, Colorado, where he served seven years. He was called to become Christ the King’s first resident pastor in August 1990. Pastor Al and his wife Mary have three children: Anna, Ted, and Matthew.  Al relaxes by playing with his children, taking morning jogs with his wife, and each year, running in a few long-distance races.


Rev. Michael Dorn
Houston, TX

Pastor Michael Dorn is the fourth generation in his family to serve in the office of the pastoral ministry and was installed as senior pastor at Trinity on February 27, 2005. Prior to coming to Houston, he served a congregation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In addition to serving his congregation, Pastor Dorn has served as a Circuit Counselor, delegate to two Synodical conventions, on various District committees, as chaplain for District and Synodical youth gatherings and as Secretary of Lutheran Church – Canada.  Pastor Dorn’s educational background includes industrial electronics, electrical engineering, production management and business administration.

He has a Master of Divinity Degree from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. In 1999, he was accepted into the inaugural class of the Pastoral Leadership Institute (PLI) and successfully completed this four-year leadership training program for pastors. By invitation, Pastor Dorn is currently in a two year Governance and Executive Training program with PLI. Pastor Dorn and his wife, Veloyce, have two daughters, Rachel and Elizabeth.


Stephen Eggold
Arnold, Missouri

Mr. Stephen Eggold currently serves as principal of Green Park Lutheran School in St. Louis, MO. Stephen has been in ministry with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for over 25 years. He finished his undergraduate work at Concordia Teachers College – Seward, NE and finished his masters of Athletic Administration in 1990 at Central Michigan University. He has spent time teaching and administrating in Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri and now in Texas.

When he is not working at LHS, he enjoys spending time with wife Michelle of 24 years. Stephen and Michelle are blessed with two children. Tyler, 22, is in the Air Force and Jessica, 20, is at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS working on a degree in Sports Ministry. His dog Prancer keeps their home jumping since the kids aren’t home. Some of Stephen’s hobbies are fishing, hiking, golf and watching sports.


Rev. Kenneth Hennings
Austin, TX

Pastor Ken Hennings is a graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and has served as President of the Texas District of The Lutheran Church?Missouri Synod since September of 2006. Prior to this role, he served fifteen years as the Executive Director, Board of Mission Administration for the Texas District.

Pastor Hennings pastored parishes in Uvalde and Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas, and is a member of The Woltman Foundation.


Rebecca Kieschnick
Sinton, TX

Ms. Rebecca Kieschnick received a Bachelor of Arts from the BA University of Arkansas in 1968.  She was Phi Beta Kappa and then received a JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1980.

Ms. Kieschnick serves as an attorney with Donnell, Abernethy & Kieschnick in Corpus Christi, Texas and specializes in civil defense litigation.  She is the past chair of Board of Directors of Lutheran Outdoors Ministry of Texas and is an organist at Trinity Lutheran, West Sinton, Texas.


Dr. Max Kiesling
Frisco, TX

Dr. Max Kiesling is a Director at Ricondo & Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in facility planning, financial planning, and environmental planning for airports around the world. He has expertise in airport master planning, airfield and airspace planning, program implementation, and airport facility planning. Prior to joining Ricondo & Associates, Max enjoyed a career at Valero Energy Corporation, where his roles included oversight of the company’s wholesale re-branding initiative, and transportation logistics planning support. He also served as President of the Valero Volunteer Council. Max received undergraduate degrees in Architecture and Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a doctoral degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He served on the Lutheran High School of San Antonio Board of Directors from 2004-2008 (serving as Chairman in 2007-2008).

Max has been involved with the National Youth Gathering since 2001 as a Community Life Builder, or as part of the national planning team. He and his wife, Rebekah Bohot Kiesling, have three daughters: Christiana, Katherine, and Abigail. Max and family are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas.


Dr. Margaret Landwermeyer
Austin, TX

Dr. Maggie Landwermeyer completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1997. She completed her MD degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1993 and her BA in Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 1989. In 2000, she received board certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Landwermeyer’s professional experience includes currently practicing at Hill Country OB/GYN Associates as a founding partner of  A Women’s Place from 1997-1999. Her practice includes general obstetrics, gynecology and infertility with special interest in minimally invasive surgery utilizing the DaVinci Robot. Her experience includes holding office of Vice Chief of OB/Gyn Department at South Austin Medical Center (1999-2000), Chief, OB/Gyn Department at South Austin Medical Center (2000-2001), and Vice Chief of Staff at Seton Southwest Hospital (2007-2008). Dr. Landwermeyer and her husband Bryan have been members of Bethany Lutheran Church in Austin since 2001. Her service to the church includes Kindergarten Sunday school teacher summer 2003, served on Long Range Planning Committee 2009 and provides “life talks” to confirmation students covering fetal development (when does life begin?) and Biblical references about sex (what do God and the Bible say about sex?) 2010-present.


Dr. Noreen Linke
Houston, TX

Ms. Noreen Linke, baptized and raised Lutheran, grew up in Bismarck, ND, along with her husband Scott, whom she married in 1980. She has served the church in many areas: musician; Evangelism Explosion; Nominating Committee chairman; Parish Planning secretary; LWML; Sunday School teacher; women's prayer group leader; founder of fellowship groups; VBS director; youth director; Christmas program director; small group Bible study leader/treasurer; nursing home/hospital visitation(certified); Braille Bible making; and Orphan Grain Train. She has organized and attended numerous church conferences and retreats.

Noreen was very active in Concerned Women for America, serving at the local chapter level and on the Indiana State Board of Directors. She was responsible for publishing the Indiana Chapter newsletter, helped organize a national rally, and wrote articles covering the event. While attending the national conventions in Washington, D.C. she had opportunity to lobby, do radio interviews, and intern for one day in the office of U.S. Representative, Steve Buyer. She has volunteered in many capacities in local schools. Noreen has had diverse employment, the most recent being the Administrative Assistant for a radiology group. As a personal business, Noreen and Scott owned and managed nine apartments. Noreen is an active member of Memorial Lutheran Church since moving to Houston, TX in 2003.


Heidi Lewis
Houston, TX

Ms. Heidi D. Lewis joined Dynegy Inc. in 2005 and currently serves as Vice President and Group General Counsel with responsibility for managing legal affairs, including legal services supporting Dynegy’s corporate areas.  Prior to joining Dynegy, Ms. Lewis served as an associate at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and King & Spalding LLP. 

Preceding Ms. Lewis’ legal career, she served as a Marriage and Family Therapist where she provided services to at-risk youth and their families in Galveston, Texas.  She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northern Illinois University and Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Colorado State University.


Charles Requadt
Seabrook, TX

Mr. Chuck Requadt is a native of Bay City, Michigan and has been in the Houston area since July 1970. Chuck is married to Julie (Krug) Requadt and they have three children Amy Gress  (Houston, TX), Jill Michaud ( Superior, CO) and Charley Requadt presently in the Dominican Republic serving in the Peace Corps. Chuck has a BS in Marketing and Management, from Valparaiso University and attended Rice University for continuing education courses in negotiating strategies. In July 1969, he joined Manitowoc Engineering Company (Division of The Manitowoc Company) in the marketing department in the crane division, then moved to Houston in 1970 as Area Manager covering six states. In July 1979, became co-owner of a Manitowoc Crane distributorship, Coastal Equipment.

The company was sold in July 1999 and he turned his attention to more actively extending the Kingdom through the ministries of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay, TX. Chuck’s service to his church includes Board of Directors, Chairman of 2010 Vision Committee (2000), Chairman of multiple building committees, active in small group ministry, Serving Beyond ministry, and project manager for renovations (2007). He has interests in competitive sports (specializing in swimming), competitive sailing and a strong interest in all types of sailing.


Cassie Schermbeck
Georgetown, TX

Ms. Cassie Schermbeck currently serves as a Director of Christian Education at Faith Lutheran Church in Georgetown and has been in DCE ministry since her commissioning in 1999.  She has served in Rockford, IL, Dallas, TX and now Georgetown.  Cassie has served on three National Youth Gathering Planning Committees and two GloryBound planning teams.  Previously Cassie has supervised three DCE Interns, all in the state of Texas, under both Jim McConnell and Jake Youmans. 

At Faith, Cassie is privileged to mentor DCE Fieldworkers as they learn through practical experience in congregational ministry.  Cassie is married to Tim, an LTD teacher currently teaching in public school in Georgetown, who recently started his own business, Tim’s Soap.  Cassie and Tim met at Concordia, Seward and they have two children and try to be active their schools and community.  Cassie loves to swim and is participating in her first triathlon this September.

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