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Kim Thompson
Executive Assistant to the President
651-641-3215
President's Office
Northwestern Hall, 210 B-D
Luther Seminary
2481 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
651-641-3456

Board of Directors
and Foundation Board of Trustees 

Board of Directors

The Luther Seminary Board of Directors is the governing body of the seminary. Pastors and lay leaders from across the country provide leadership in establishing policies and priorities.

Members on the board of directors are elected by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Church Council as well as by the seminary's supporting synods in ELCA regions 1 and 3.

 *denotes Executive Committee Member

Officers

Chair: Joyce Thompsen*
Vice Chair: Murray Sagsveen*
Secretary: Beth Lewis*
Treasurer: Carlos Peña*

 

Committee Chairs

Academic Affairs: David Larson*
Student Affairs: Jon Anderson*
Finance & Administration: Carlos Peña*
Seminary Relations: Marge Hegge*
Investment Committee: Mark Gelle*

Representing ELCA Region 1

Representing ELCA Region 3

Synod
Name
Synod
Name
  Region 1
Bishops

The Rev. Jessica Crist
Bishop

  Region 3
Bishops
The Rev. Jon Anderson
Bishop
1A Alaska Vacant 3A Western
North Dakota 
Murray Sagsveen, Esq.
Synod Attorney
1B

Northwest Washington

Vacant

3B Eastern North Dakota Vacant
1C

Southwest 
Washington

The Rev. Alison Shane
Parish Pastor

3C South Dakota Marge Hegge, Ph.D.
Retired Professor of Nursing
South Dakota State University
1D

Eastern
Washington-
Idaho

The Rev. Ladd Bjorneby
Church Relations Pastor
Lutheran Community Services

3D Northwest Minnesota

Terry Hepola
Allegro Marketing

1E Oregon

The Rev. Chris Kramer
Pastor/Director Youth Ministry

3E Northeast Minnesota Paul Jacobson
Musician/
Composer
1F Montana Vacant 3F Southwest Minnesota

Vacant

      3G Minneapolis
Area

Roger Eggen
Founder, Analytical Instruments, LLC

      3H St. Paul
Area
Vacant

 

      3I Southeast Minnesota

David Larson, MD
Retired Physician
Mayo Clinic

Representatives Appointed by the ELCA Church Council

Location

Name

  Location Name

Naples, FL

Brad Anderson
Retired CEO & Vice Chairman
Best Buy

 

Rochester, MN

Robert Nesse, MD
CEO
Mayo Health Clinic

Cannon Falls, MN

Kathleen Brekken
Retired President & CEO
Midwest of Cannon Falls

  Galveston, TX Carlos Peña
President
Kleen Supply, Co.
Albert Lea, MN

Sean Forde
Pastor
First Lutheran Church

  Little Rock, AR David Rutlen, MD
Professor of Medicine & Director of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Arkansas
Half Moon Bay, CA

David Hayes, Esq.
Attorney
Fenwick and West, LLP

  Minneapolis, MN
Don Samuels
CEO
Microgrants
Hudson, WI John Haugo
Retired CEO/Chairman
SearchAmerica, Inc.
  St. Paul, MN The Rev. Robin Steinke, Ph.D.
President
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN
Minneapolis, MN Tom Holtz
Executive Vice President
CB Richard Ellis
   Altadena, CA Joyce Thompsen, Ph.D.
Principal
Thompsen Consulting
Mukilteo, WA Beth Lewis
Retired President & CEO
1517 Media

Foundation Board of Trustees

The Luther Seminary Board of Trustees provides key leadership in developing the financial support necessary to fulfill the seminary's mission.

Officers of the Directors

Chair: Joyce Thompsen
Vice Chair: Murray Sagsveen
Secretary: Beth Lewis
Treasurer: Carlos Peña

Committee Chairs

Student Affairs: Jon Anderson
Finance & Administration: Carlos Peña
Academic Affairs: David Larson
Investment: Carlos Peña
Seminary Relation: Margaret Hegge

Officers of the Foundation

Foundation Administration

Joyce Thompsen, Chair
Roger Eggen, Vice Chair
David Rutlen, Secretary
Michael Morrow, Treasurer

Robin Steinke, President
Heidi Droegemueller, Vice President of Seminary Relations / Executive Director of the Luther Seminary Foundation
Michael Morrow, Vice President for Finance and Administration / Treasurer of the Luther Seminary Foundation

 Updated Feb. 11, 2019