Directors of Christian Education
Directors of Family Life

DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

These individuals coordinate with the pastor to focus on the vision and leadership of a congregation's various educational ministries. This can involve all ages, nourishing children, youth, adults, and family groups in Christian instruction and growth in personal faith through Bible classes, Sunday School, Midweek programs, Vacation Bible School, youth programs or outdoor ministry.

DIRECTOR OF FAMILY LIFE

Families with a strong commitment to Christ and a life of service to others provide a positive influence in and throughout the world. As a Director of Family Life Ministry, you will support and equip healthy relationships in families. The Family Life graduate will be certified by the National Council on Family Relations and equipped to develop and implement programming in a congregation to strengthen healthy families. The Director of Family Life Ministry will serve as a partner on a congregation's ministry team.

Contact Information

 

Karen Dutton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Karen joined the Ohio District staff 20+ years ago as the Youth Ministry Coordinator. This position is half time. She serves the Ohio District as well as St. John Lutheran Church in Garfield Heights. At St. John, she serves as the DCE. The combined position certainly helps in giving support to congregations of the Ohio District in the areas of youth and family ministry. Karen has her B.A. from Concordia-Chicago, majoring in education with a concentration in youth ministry.

Areas that Karen helps with and supports the congregations of the Ohio District are:

  • Starting or revitalizing congregational youth ministry.
  • Calling a DCE or DFLM.
  • Provides support and supervision of called DCEs and DFLMs in the District.
  • Organizes and supervises the Ohio District Youth Ministry Team.
  • Coordinates and organizes all activities associated with the Ohio District Junior & Senior High Youth Gatherings.
  • Coordinates and organizes all activities associated with the Ohio District participation in the LCMS Youth Gathering.
  • Coordinates and assists with youth leadership training.
  • Works with the Concordia Center for the Family to support family life in a congregation.
Robert Brantsch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Gloria Dei, Hudson


Sally Reemsnyder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Our Redeemer, Solon


Ingrid Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation:  Bethany, Parma


Chris Graves This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Zion, Cincinnati


Seth Illich This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Emmanuel, Kettering


Joshua Craig This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Holy Cross, North Canton


Jennifer Becker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Faith-Avon


Mary Gaide This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation:  Grace-Cincinnati


Cassidy Holeso This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

   Congregation: St. John, Defiance

Christie Cohrs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Immanuel, Hamler


Laura LeBaube This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation: Royal Redeemer, North Royalton


Madalyn Short This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Congregation:  Living Word, Galena