After 30 years of ministry, Pastor Douglas is more excited than ever about reaching people with the Gospel and seeing the life transforming power of the Holy Spirit as people grow as disciples. He has served congregations in Texas, California and now Indiana. He podcasts the Daily Plunge.
Randall Stubbs, a new Global Worker with the North American Lutheran Church (with ALWM as sending agency), has lived/worked in Tanzania for 16 years at Tumaini University Makumira, a Lutheran university, as a Music Lecturer and Manager of their Cultural Arts Centre. His family also is important in this ministry. More information: alwm.org/Tanzania.
Pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Fountain Hills, AZ, since 2018, Jeff served 30 years as pastor and 6 years as youth minister. He is the North America contact for LCMC churches in Nicaragua. Jeff and his wife Kris have 3 married sons and 4 grandchildren.
Lea and husband Paul are second career missionaries and served in Turkey for 12½ years. Now living in Southern Minnesota, they serve as Midwest Representatives for ALWM. They speak at churches, Christian schools/events, and give workshops on missions or Biblical archaeology/history. They have 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren.
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.