Board of Directors

Deaconess Jennette Heller

— Secretary
Deaconess Heller grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. She has a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Concordia University Seward, Nebraska and an M.A. in Theology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She and her husband, Brian, live in Fort Wayne, Indiana with their son, Isaac. She serves as a deaconess at Emmanuel (Soest) and Brian is completing his vicarage year at Zion Lutheran in Decatur, Indiana. In her free time, Jennette enjoys spending time with extended family, knitting, and baking.

Mrs. Amy L. James

Mrs. James grew up in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. She has a BS in nursing from Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota and has been home educator for her children since 1990.
Her husband is pastor and missionary Roger James. Their children are Seth and wife Rachel, Kezia and husband Aaron, John, and Eli.  Grandchildren so far are Clarence and Anders.
 Zion Lutheran Church in Marshall, Michigan is her stateside church.
Amy lives in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Rev. Matthew P. Johnson

— Chairman
Pastor Johnson grew up in Minnesota and attended Lutheran schools throughout his education, beginning in the second grade. He has a B.A. from Concordia University—Seward, Nebraska (history) and an M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary—Fort Wayne, Indiana (exegetical theology).
He lives with his wife Leah and their four boys Alexander, Noah, Luke, and Josef in Corcoran, Minnesota. He has served as associate pastor at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Corcoran/Maple Grove, Minnesota since 2003.

Mrs. Glenda F. Mumme

Mrs. Mumme grew up in Columbus, Indiana. She received a B.A. from Concordia River Forest. She lives in Waterville, Minnesota with her husband, Pastor David Mumme, and children, Hannah, Eleonore, Nathan, Abigail, and Samuel. They attend Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterville, Minnesota. In her free time, Glenda likes to read, take pictures, and work on completing scrapbooks.

Rev. Andrew L. Packer

Pastor Packer shepherds Our Savior Lutheran Church & School, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. God has blessed him with Destiny, his wife, and six children – Ethan, Abigail, Allison, Olivia, Lucy, and Micah. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Simpson University, Redding, California, and a M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana (2012).

Mr. Jeremy J. Richards

— Treasurer
Mr. Richards grew up in Aberdeen, South Dakota and attended Lutheran schools through high school.  He has a B.S. in Consumer Affairs from South Dakota State University and a M.B.A. from Colorado Technical University.  He lives with his wife, Susie, and sons Jacob and Elijah, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  They are members of Memorial Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.