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Bethesda Locations

Please see our locations page for more information on the services provided in each of the states.

Corporate Center:

Bethesda Lutheran Communities:  600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094
Toll Free Phone: 800-369-4636     Phone: 920-261-3050     Fax: 920-261-8441

 

Corporate Officers

Email

Phone

President and CEO Dr. Mike Thirtle 920-206-4409              
Executive Vice President Jeffrey A. Kaczmarski 920-206-4406
Vice President of Administrative Services Jack Tobias 920-206-4403
Vice President of Operations John Twardos 920-206-7705
Vice President of Marketing and Communications Julie Timm 920-206-4480
Vice President of Development Jedd Lapid 920-206-4410
Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development Jennifer Becher 920-206-4435
Vice President of Religious Life Jim Pressnell 920-206-4408
Corporate Director of Operations Integrity Debborah Zubke 920-262-6527
Corporate Director of Business Development & Innovation Kelly Thran 503-225-1640  
Corporate Director of Education and Development Sheri Berg -
Director of Human Resources Operations Craig Schmidt 920-206-4493  
Corporate Recruiter Sarah Luedke 920-206-4481
   

North Central Region - Wisconsin
Regional Office: 700 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094

Regional Director Gretchen Block 920-262-8261 ext 3403
Regional Human Resources Director Kim Taylor 920-206-4493 ext 4493
Religious Life Director Rev. Dennis Kneer 800-369-4636 ext 3565
Recruiter Kim Roeseler 920-262-8261 ext 3333
Director of Camp Matz Dcs. Katie Willman 920-206-4495
Ministry Consultant - Wisconsin Rev. David Stevens 920-245-1709
Director of Ministry Partnerships Laura Lee Wright 920-261-3050 ext 3454

Central Region - Illinois, Minnesota and Missouri
Regional Office: 1905 Montana Dr., Suite 10 Springfield, IL 62704

Interim Regional Director - Illinois, Minnesota Debborah Zubke 920-262-6527
Interim Regional Director - Missouri Lori Anderson 559-512-8602
Regional Human Resources Director Lexi Dixon 217-546-7608
Recruiter Amanda Derry 217-787-1559
Corporate Director of Religious Life Don Boden 765-642-9902
Ministry Consultant - Northern Illinois Jana Peters 815-522-2211
Ministry Consultant - Missouri David Sukolics 913-449-2470
   

Northeast Region - Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio
Regional Office: 3948 New Vision Dr., Suite A, Fort Wayne, IN 46845-1721

Regional Director Megan Gumbel 260-481-4201
Regional Human Resources Director Mark Faller 260-481-4204
Recruiter Samantha Dienelt 260-481-4211
Ministry Consultant - Indiana East Dcs. Kimberly Trombley 317-498-7952
Director of Religious Resource Creation Sandra Brese Rice 716-908-6766
Religious Life Corporate Director - Eastern Division Ben Stuckey 765-639-5830
Ministry Consultant - OH, NJ Eric Kretzmann 440-222-2477
Ministry Consultant - Central Indiana Jackie Schaefer 765-642-9902
Ministry Consultant- Eastern Indiana and MI Scott Hedtke 260-249-7999
 
     

Southwest Region - California
Regional Office: 2875 Churncreek Rd., Suite A, Redding, CA 96002

Regional Director Lori Anderson 559-512-8602
Regional Human Resources Director Joshua Murdock 559-322-5610
Recruiter Ann Hosford 949-600-6119
Religious Life Director Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
Ministry Consultant Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
     


Office: 119 N. Main St., Porterville, CA 93257

Regional Human Resources Director Joshua Murdock 559-322-5610
Recruiter Ann Hosford 949-600-6119
Religious Life Director Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
Ministry Consultant Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
     


Office: 290 Shaw Ave. Suite B, Clovis, CA 93612

Regional Human Resources Director Joshua Murdock 559-322-5610
Recruiter Ann Hosford 949-600-6119
Religious Life Director Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
Ministry Consultant Rev. Geta Dirasse 408-728-5900
     


Office: 1335 Mowry Ave., Fremont, CA 94538

Regional Human Resources Director Joshua Murdock 559-322-5610
Recruiter Ann Hosford 949-600-6119
Religious Life Director Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
Ministry Consultant Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
     

Office: 26489 Rancho Parkway South, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Regional Human Resources Director Joshua Murdock 559-322-5610
Recruiter Ann Hosford 949-600-6119
Corporate Director of Religious Life - Western Divison Rev. Steven Leinhos 949-600-6122
Religious Life Director Rev. Geta Dirasse 260-804-1683
Ministry Consultant Rev. Steven Leinhos 949-600-6122
   

West Central Region - Colorado and Kansas
Regional Office: 5630 South Curtice St., Littleton CO 80120

Regional Director Mark Wester 719-492-7878
Regional Human Resources Director Laura Radueg 303-323-4446
Talent Acquisition Specialist - Colorado Alicia Gerwin 303-323-4443
Religious Life Director Rev. David Cecil 281-516-4031
Ministry Consultant- Colorado Susan Hart, DCE 303-304-9657
Ministry Consultant- Kansas Dave Sukolics  
 

Office: 14150 W. 113th St., Shawnee Mission, KS 66215

General Information   913-906-5000
Regional Human Resources Director Laura Radueg 303-795-2061 ext 12
Ministry Consultant David Sukolics 913-906-5024
Talent Acquisition Specialist- Kansas Angelica Ramirez
913-906-5034
Regional HR Generalist Willetta Proctor  913-906-5007
Religious Life Director Don Boden 765-642-9902
     
   

Northwest Region- Oregon, Washington and Texas
Regional Office: 831 SW 17th Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Regional Office: 451 SW 10th St., Suite 108, Renton, WA 98168 

General Information Wash.: 206-826-1685 Ore.: 503-261-0255
Regional Director James Greer 503-225-1639
Regional Human Resources Director Vicki Smead 503-225-1630
Talent Acquisition Specialist Kristin Currey 503-225-1637
Ministry Consultant - Oregon Michael DeWitt  
Director of Ministry Partnerships, LCMS Mona Fuerstenau 360-624-3847
   

Office: 18937 K-Z Rd., Cypress. TX 77433

Regional Human Resources Director Vicki Smead 503-225-1630
Corporate Director of Religious Life - Western Division Rev. David Cecil 281-516-4031

 

 

Gift Representatives

Major Gift Officer - Alabama, Arizona, Arkanas,

Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Cynthia Cummings 310-591-7027

Major Gift Officer - Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan,

Military, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Foreign

Vacant  920-261-3050

Major Gift Officer - Califoria, Colorado, Idaho, Montona,

Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Hope Manzanares 949-282-4216

Major Gift Officer  - Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia,

Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Nebraska,

New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,

South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC and Wisconsin

John Nickels 920-248-1338

Major Gift Officer -  Florida, Minnesota, North Dakota,

South Dakota and Wisconsin

Dennis Vanden Heuvel 920-248-1954
Major Gift Officer -  Illinois, Iowa and Missouri Amy Sexton 708-224-6689

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