Heidi has served in various Lutheran-entity related work since 1999 as a foreign missionary, elementary teacher, Director of Christian Outreach, urban ministry coordinator, and college coach. Since 2006, she has served as a Mission U (Equipping to Share) presenter with Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Heidi and her husband Jonathan are raising their family in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. She is passionate about honoring God as a mother in the home, praying and encouraging others using Scripture, and by using God's creation as a bridge to share the Gospel through writing and speaking. Her time is currently filled with women’s Bible study, public speaking, traveling, and caring for her family as a stay-at-home-mother.
Richard P. Cohrs
Richard P. Cohrs recently retired as manager of District and Congregational Relations for Lutheran Hour Ministries, a position he held since July 2008. In this position, Cohrs communicated the ministry resources and programs of the US Ministries Department to the district offices and congregations of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He today serves as a consultant and presenter for MISSION U, a program he helped produce.
Prior to joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, Cohrs was a principal and teacher at various institutions in Michigan, Texas and Illinois and was manager of North America volunteer services for Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Cohrs earned a Master of Education degree from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College, River Forest, Ill. He was the recipient of the John E. Hermann Award for stewardship. Cohrs also holds membership in the Lutheran Education Association.
Deb Erdmann has taught in public settings for more than 15 years. She is the director of curriculum and instruction in the Delavan-Darien School District in Wisconsin. Previously, she has taught in a Wisconsin correctional facility, been an administrator for special education, served as an instructional coach, been an elementary school principal, and taught soft skills training for corporations.
Deb has served with Lutheran Hour Ministries as an evangelism and outreach presenter since 2007, beginning with Equipping to Share. She is a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where she and her family live. She is blessed with a wonderful husband and two sons.
Lori Flenner has recently retired after service in the public and Lutheran education ministry for 36 years in Indiana, Missouri, and Florida. She served as administrator, special education instructor, classroom teacher, early childhood facility planter, and a mentor for the school leadership program.
She has served as presenter for Lutheran Education Association and Rural Small Town Ministries. She and her husband, Keith, now make their home in South Carolina. They are blessed with two married children and lots of "grandcats."
Amy has served as the Project Coordinator for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM) since 2009. She has spoken at the LCMS National RTSM Conference and at Engaging Your Community Events. Amy also serves as the editor and main writer for the RSTM newsletter, and is the force behind the RSTM’s social media presence.
Amy was excited to work with the Mission U staff to create a new module sensitive to rural and small town issues in 2012, and has served as the “rural/small town expert” for the Mission U presenters.
Amy has been an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia, MO since childhood. She has served on the Ministry Planning Council, Family Life team, Evangelism team, Future Ministry Planning task force, and led various Bible classes. She and her husband, Chris, have been blessed with four children.
Paula (Polly) Faszholz Gregali
Paula (Polly) Faszholz Gregali is on-staff with Lutheran Hour Ministries as a Ministry Resource Manager, the on-the-ground presence for LHM constituents in the Central-Midwest region of the country.
During her nearly 20-year career with LHM, Polly has managed international ministries partnerships for LHM, and has served in its volunteer opportunities and creative services departments. Polly is a former member of the board of directors for the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis and has also served in various capacities within her church communities in her home state of Alabama, and in St. Louis, Missouri.
Polly attended Concordia College in Austin, Texas. She and her husband Paul have an adult son and daughter and are anticipating becoming grandparents very soon.
Sarah Guldalian has been a speaker on evangelism and outreach for the past ten years with Lutheran Hour Ministries, participating with Five14, MISSION U and Equipping to Share. She formerly worked on staff in outreach at LHM. Sarah is now owner of Rhino Hyde Productions, a media, marketing and entertainment company, where she lives out her faith daily.
Sarah is a Journalism/Broadcasting graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa and is certified in advanced social media instruction from Columbia University in New York.
Sarah and her husband Justin have two precious young children, son Zane, and daughter Maddie. Justin is on staff for worship and arts education at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, Missouri.
Rev. David Haberer
Rev. David Haberer is the pastor of Church for All Nations, a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod congregation in mid-town Manhattan, New York City. The mission of the church is to reach the arts community in New York City with the message of the Gospel.
Haberer has been in pastoral ministry for 29 years and was added to the roster of LCMS pastors in 2007. During his time in ministry he has done extensive work with refugees from Southeast Asia and West Africa. He and his wife Sharon ran Ebenezer House, an open home ministry to homeless men, battered women and recovering drug abusers.
Haberer is the proud father of two sons, a daughter and four grandchildren. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
Pastor Matthew Hardaway
Although he is a proud "born and raised" Texan, Pastor Hardaway knows that home is where the family is. His passions are spending time with his family, encouraging others to reach out with the Gospel to those who are not active in their faith, and old Suburbans.
He serves as Pastor of Outreach and Family Ministry at Saint Matthew LCMS in Lee's Summit, MO, his first call after graduating from Concordia Saint Louis in 2012. Prior to that he worked as a public school teacher in Houston.
Jeff Moeller is a veteran director of Christian education and teacher, with more than 25 years of service. He has a passion for outreach, discipleship, youth, families and strategic planning. He has served in urban, suburban, rural and small city environments. Currently, he is serving Redeemer by the Sea in Carlsbad, California, as family ministry director.
Keith Peterson has served The Lutheran Hour as a Ministry Resource Manager since February 2012. In this position, he communicates the resources and programs LHM has available for church leaders, congregations and lay members.
Peterson brings a unique perspective to outreach as a former high school teacher and coach. Following his high school teaching career, Keith then spent t six years coaching men's basketball at his alma mater - Concordia University, Chicago followed by a four year coaching stint at North Park University. He then returned to Concordia University in a development role and served as Director of Alumni.
The previous ministries have served as great preparation for his work with Lutheran Hour Ministries. Keith continues to be amazed at the impact The Lutheran Hour has on the Christian community and hopes to make just a small contribution in bringing more people to a relationship with Christ.
Since joining LHM, Peterson has facilitated a Men's retreat - "Man Up!" in Northern Illinois, presented to WI teachers on "LHM Power Tools for Teachers", as well as, facilitated several MU courses.
Pastor Keith Piotter graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1991. Following four years at a church in Odessa, Texas, he has been pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bettendorf, Iowa, since January 1995. He is blessed to serve alongside his wife, Lisa, who is the director of the church's 300-student preschool.
He wakes every morning motivated by Paul's words to "become all things for all people so that by all possible means someone might be saved" (1 Corinthians 9:22b). He is convinced North America has become an environment that invites the church to think and act like 21st-century missionaries. Step one, therefore, is for God's people to truly value their faith in Christ, their unique giftedness, and discover their critical place in kingdom work. Married August 5, 1989, Keith and Lisa have been blessed with four children, a daughter-in-law (expecting their first grandchild at Christmastime 2016!), and a new son-in-law.
Ron is a Licensed Deacon with the Ohio District and serves in numerous ministry roles within his home congregation of St. Peter Lutheran Church in the Greater Cleveland Area.
Ron is a member of the District's Partner's In Outreach Task Force and also heads the MU Equipping Ministry as Director of Mission U, Ohio District - LCMS.
David has recently retired after serving as teacher, administrator, and coach in three different Lutheran high schools over 43 years. He has been active in congregation and district work and continues to work with the Evangelism Committee at Holy Cross.
David grew up in Concordia, MO and began his teaching ministry at Lutheran North in Chicago. He also served on the initial staff to establish Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw, MI and then served the last 18 years as Executive Director at the Lutheran High School of St. Charles County in Missouri. He is married to Amy and has three grown children and 7 grandchildren.
Susan Spitz-Morrison earned her M.A. in intercultural training and consulting in Massachusetts, before moving to St. Louis to manage multi-cultural ministries at Lutheran Hour Ministries from 1997-2001. Since then she has been a career coach and small business coach, returning to LHM in 2015 to manage evangelism training/MISSION U. She has a passion for evangelism, and with her husband is involved in international student ministry in St. Louis. They also love outdoor activities and travel.
Stacey Sender is a full-time executive assistant for a manufacturer in Ohio. She currently serves as the outreach coordinator at her home congregation: FaithWalk Church in Brunswick, Ohio, a mission congregation of Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Over the years she has been actively involved in this “new” congregation’s search to find its special purpose in the Brunswick community. She also serves as the congregation’s junior/senior high youth ministry leader and is a trained cancer companion. Stacey is excited to have this opportunity to use her spiritual gifts to share the Good News of God’s love in Jesus Christ. She was raised in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, where she met her husband; they have two teenagers.
Pastor Jeff Stephens retired from his role as Director of Ministry Resources for the Ohio District in 2014 and continues to consult with congregations in the area of visioning and church transformation. He previously served congregations in Memphis, TN and Shaker Heights, Ohio. Pastor Stephens graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1983 and earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Missions from Fuller Seminary.
Linda F. Stewart
Linda Stewart has been adjunct English faculty at St. Louis Community College since 1994. She teaches developmental writing courses and freshman composition. She also served as Interim Manager of Continuing Education at the Forest Park campus of STLCC, responsible for responsible for developing educational opportunities and partnerships with organizations in the college community and the day-to-day operations of the office.
Stewart served on the STLCC task force to design an orientation for first-time college students who need remediation. The course, launched in fall 2012, builds academic, personal, and professional success skills including academic maturity.
Stewart retired from Lutheran Hour Ministries in 2007 where she worked as an outreach consultant and urban ministries specialist. She oversaw the development, promotion, and establishment of evangelistic and devotional operations for Lutheran Hour Ministries' partner congregations. Her responsibilities included program development, marketing, and promotion of print, radio, TV, and Internet resources. Stewart continues to work as a consultant with Lutheran Hour Ministries as a workshop facilitator and assisting with development of new initiatives.
Prior to joining Lutheran Hour Ministries, Stewart was Communication Director at Urban Strategies, a company that builds human capacity to transform communities. She served as alumni relations manager at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. In addition, Stewart held the positions of vice president of client services at Catalyst Public Relations in St. Louis, employment and training supervisor at Excellon Automation and personnel manager at Robinson/May in Los Angeles, California.
Stewart has also taught communications and English literature at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
Stewart earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Master of Science in Mass Communications from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and a graduate certificate in the Teaching of Writing from the Gateway Writing Institute at UM-St. Louis.
Bruce Sutherland is a LHM staff member and congregational lay leader. He has trained hundreds of lay people in witnessing to their faith and regularly leads evangelism teams into public places to tell others about Jesus.
In addition to sharing the Gospel, he is interested in increasing others' concern for the eternal destiny of their neighbors. At LHM he is responsible for communicating its outreach ministry resources and programs to congregations and professional church workers
He lives his life to share the love of Jesus with every he meets. For example, he ministers in the community as a Chaplain for the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office. He provides support to officers and their families, as well as going on “ride-alongs”, which provides many opportunities to evangelize. He has served as a missionary with Jews for Jesus and as a missionary to Jamaica with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. As a presenter with Mission U he loves to inspire others to get out of their comfort zone to share the love of Jesus to all nations.
Kaye Dumas Wolff
Kaye has led numerous workshops and seminars for religious, civic and business groups. She is the vice president of Special Focus Ministries for the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and she oversees its intentional outreach to young women, along with its multicultural women’s program (Heart to Heart Sisters). Kaye works with The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod’s Black and Multi-Ethnic Ministries area as well as the Multi-Ethnic Symposium Committee at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. She was instrumental in the making of the LCMS’ movie The First Rosa, serving as unit production manager. Kaye and her husband Paul live in Southfield, Michigan.