Staff and Board of Directors

ALDE welcomes your feedback, questions or requests:

ALDE
1737 Beach Road
 Verona WI  53593-9120
PHONE and FAX: (888) 630-2533
EMAIL: 
[email protected]

Laurie Brill
Executive Director
[email protected] 

Phyllis Castens Wiederhoeft

Phyllis Castens Wiederhoeft, Ph.D. 
Consulting Director
ext. 2
[email protected]  

Jon NelsonJon Nelson 
Associate Director
ext. 4
[email protected]

 

The Board of Directors is made up of 10 members who are elected to two-year terms by the members at the Annual Meeting held each year at the ALDE IGNITE International Conference.  The Board meets four times per year.

The Executive Committee of the Board includes the President, President-Elect, Treasurer and Secretary. The group ensures the ongoing support, coordination and implementation of the Board's decisions and plans.

2018-2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
   

PRESIDENT:
Jason Gerdes, CFRE
Director/Development
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
27416 Ranch Road
Ashland NE  68003
Ph: (402) 944-2544
[email protected]


TREASURER:
Craig D. Stirtz, CFRE
President, Lutheran Planned Giving Services
ELCA Foundation
1044 N 115th Street, Ste. 250
Omaha NE  68154
Ph: (402) 342-5728
[email protected]


MEMBERS-AT- LARGE:

Ellen Bushman, CFRE  
115 St. Annes
Williamsburg VA 23188
Ph: (757) 876-5583
[email protected]


Jon Dize, CFRE
Advancement Coach
The Lutheran Schools Partnership
1601 St. Joe River Dr
Fort Wayne IN  46805
Ph: (260) 203-4510
[email protected]


Roger Dow
Senior Major Gift Officer
Concordia Seminary
27 Pickwick St
Fairfield CT 06825
Ph: (314) 505-7264
[email protected]



STAFF LIAISON:
Phyllis Castens Wiederhoeft
Executive Director
ALDE
1737 Beach Road
Verona WI  53593
Ph: (888) 630-ALDE ext. 2 
[email protected]

PRESIDENT-ELECT:
Christine Zrinsky

Vice President for Development
Lincoln Park Zoological Society
2001 North Clark St.
Chicago IL  60614
Ph: (312) 742-2169
[email protected]


SECRETARY:
Alice Mowbray
Director of Development
Bethel Lutheran Church
312 Wisconsin Ave
Madison WI 53703
Ph: (608) 257-3577
[email protected]

       

David Friesen
Gift Coordinator - Central District
Lutheran Foundation Canada
3074 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3K 0Y2
Ph: (800) 588-4226, ext. 225
[email protected]


Bethany J. Krepela
Major Gifts Officer
Fraser
5709 Grand Avenue S
Minneapolis MN 55419
Ph: (612) 869-4659
[email protected]

 

Amy Scholz
Congregation and District Relations Advocate
LCMS Mission Advancement
1333 S. Kirkwood Rd.
St. Louis MO  63122
Ph: (702) 815-5561
[email protected]