Board of Directors


John Diefenbach, Chair

  • Development Coordinator

  • Former Chief Develoment Officer at Grace Place
  • Former Vice President Membership Development
    St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association

  • Member of Salem Lutheran Church - Affton

William Bunte, Immediate Past Chair

  • Retired Business Owner
    Crawford, Bunte & Brammeier Traffic & Transportation Engineers
  • Member Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Member Traffic Engineering Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Member of Immanuel Lutheran Church - Olivette

Carla Kirby, VIce Chair

  • Employed at American Greetings
  • Served in Kingston, Jamaica as a missionary
  • Master's Degree in Social Work, University of Illinois
  • Member of St. Paul, Des Peres

Jerry L. Wollenburg, Secretary/Treasurer

  • Retired Lutheran educator and administrator
  • Member of LCMS, Commissioned Minister of Religion, Emeritus
  • Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Collinsville, Illinois

Paul N. Himmelsbach

  • Financial Consultant
    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Member of Million Dollar Roundtable
  • Member of Financial Planning Association
  • Member of Faith Lutheran Church - Oakville

Ron Komlos

  • Business Owner, Flooring Systems, Inc.
  • Lutheran High School Association Board Member
  • Member of St. John's Lutheran Church - Arnold






Daniel Quinn

  • Manager, Portfolio Management, Nestle Purina Pet Care R&D
  • President, Missouri Speed Skating Association
  • Member, Webster Gardens Lutheran Church

Sheryl Ray

  • Chief Development Officer, Easter Seals
  • Board Member, ALDE
  • Founding Board Member of Lord's Light Scholarship Fund from which became the Building Blocks Scholarship Fund
  • Member, Timothy Lutheran Church, St. Louis

Rev. Scott Schmieding

  • Senior Pastor
    Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles
  • Former Pastor
    Trinity Lutheran Church & Baton Rouge Lutheran School



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Serving Lutheran Elementary Schools, Families & Communities