An 11-year member of St. John Lutheran Church, Boerne, TX, Jennifer desires to serve to the glory of God. An active member of many committees, she enjoyed serving on the Mission Committee under Janet Blackburn’s leadership and became Chairman in January 2023.
Rev. Thomas Thorstad is a Lutheran pastor serving in Northern Illinois. He is connected with the Lutheran organizations of LCMC, NALC, and LOC. He is the director of Heart for Mission Laos/Thailand. He is a missionary and a theologian. He and his wife, Deuane, have three children.
Dr. David Isaacson (PhD), Melbourne, Australia, is an educational professional and consultant in business analysis and technology. He works for educational organizations and corporations, specializing in learning design, systems training, strategic educational planning, and implementation of learning management systems. He is also the chief research and grant writer for FOMM.
Rev. Kristopher Madsen (NALC & LCMC), a pastor for 13 years, currently serves as senior pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, Ridgecrest, CA. He and his wife, Jenn, have three children. He enjoys watching baseball, trying to golf, and off-roading with the family in their jeep on the trails of the upper Mojave Desert.
Pastor Matt Shields is an ordained LCMC pastor currently serving a congregation in central IL. He and his wife served in South Africa in 2008-09 and 2014. In 2014, with their first child, they lived in northern South Africa helping to plant a church that is still thriving today. Pastor Shields is also in the Augustana District of the LCMC and serves as part of their Board of World Missions. He loves spending time with his wife and three daughters, camping, woodworking, and traveling the world.
Emily Wilson serves as the Public Relations Coordinator for Lutheran Bible Translators. She is enthusiastic about sharing with churches, individuals, and organizations about the impact of Bible translation.
Phil Burney Has been a part of the Mission Team at Christ the King Lutheran Church, Dodge City, KS, since it formed in 1999, and the chairman of the team much of that time. He is a retired postal worker, and previously served on the Board of ALWM.
Jackie (Corlett) Johnson designs artisanal textiles and crafts in Bangladesh since 1989 and runs her Business as Mission venture, Motifhandmade.com, since '98. Through WMPL friends she met Jay Johnson in 2001, and they wed in '03. Jackie's now grafted into the WMPL family and happily serves as secretary on the board.
Ryan Warne-McGraw has been a Pastor of Outreach and Global Missions at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church since 2006. He started doing mission work as a teenager in Oregon, and now enjoys helping others to participate in short-term missions. Ryan’s wife, Nicole, and three daughters have all been in the mission field together.