Dr Ullerich was baptized into Christ at St John- Charter Oak, confirmed his faith at St Paul- Ute and currently worships at Grace- Storm Lake. He served as lay member-at-large on the Board from 2003-2009 and IDW Stewardship Committee 2012-2015. He and his wife Nadine have three adult sons and were members at Memorial- Ames while newlyweds, since at Zion- San Luis Obispo CA, Peace- Arroyo Grande CA and Redeemer-West Lafayette IN. Stan is a professor of economics in the Siebens School of Business at Buena Vista University.
Rev. Lesemann serves as pastor of St. John, Storm Lake. He previously served LCMS World Missions as Church Planter and Leadership Trainer, first in the Philippines, in Sarangani Province on the island of Mindanao from 1997-2001, and then in Kingston, Jamaica from 2002-2006. He graduated from Concordia Seminary in 1997. Before entering the pastoral ministry, he served as a Lutheran School teacher in Illinois from 1985-1991. He has served in Iowa District West since 2006, and served as the District LWML Junior and Senior Counselor from 2010-2014.
Darlene is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Carroll. She is the Parish Nurse Representative for Iowa District West. She has served on the district Human Care Committee for several years. Darlene is currently serving as chairperson of the Human Care Board at her congregation. She has served as chairperson of the Stewardship and Family Life Board as well as Church Council Secretary in the past at St. Paul. Darlene is Clinical Supervisor of the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll. She also works in the Quality Management department. Darlene has 2 sons, one is married.
Brain numbing. That’s how Pastor Jonathan Conner feels about biographic paragraphs. But he loves words – words like propitiation (see 1 John 4:10), splagchnizomai (see “compassion” in Luke 15:10), and chesed (see “abounding in steadfast love” in Exodus 34:6). Those words will put fire in your veins – and those words are found in The Word. Reading about Pastor Conner’s ministry at St. John Lutheran Church in Sanborn from 2004 – 2010 and his current service at Zion Lutheran in Manning from 2010 along with the various boards and committees on which he has served will turn your blood to sludge and your brain to mush (just like the TV you bow before every evening). So stop reading about Pastor Conner (and leave your TV off tonight) and go look up Matthew 6:19-21. Go look up Mark 4:19. Go look up 2 Corinthians 8:7 and Proverbs 30:7-9. Study those words. Chew on them in context. Crunch them in your teeth. Drink them as Castrol for your veins. Slam them as Jolt for your mind. Ingest words that matter. And then serve them in your church. Watch what happens.
Rev. Richard Salcido has served as Senior Pastor of St. Paul, Ida Grove since 2008. From 1976-1982 he served as a Director of Christian Education at, Blessed Savior, New Berlin, WI. And from 1982-1988 as a DCE at Trinity, Decatur, IL.
Since his completion of Colloquy at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, he has served from 1991-1994 as Pastor of Our Savior, El Paso, TX.; from 1994-2008 as Associate Pastor at Salem Jacksonville, IL., (including 1998-1999 Interim Principal, Salem, Jacksonville, IL).
He has also served the church on the South Wisconsin District Youth Ministry Task Force; planner and presenter at Central Illinois District youth counselor training events, South Wisconsin District DCE Chairman; Central Illinois District DCE Chairman, Chairman for two Central Illinois District / Southern Illinois District Youth Gatherings; Rocky Mountain District Board of Evangelism; Delegate to the 2001 LC-MS Convention; Iowa District West LWML Zone Counselor, Delegate to the 2013 LC-MS Convention.
Beyond the church he serves as President of the Iowa Federation of Lutherans For Life; Hospice Chaplain for Ida Grove Horn Hospital; Ida County Ministerial Association representative to the Ida County Community Alliance, Ida County Medical Reserve Corps; Ida Grove Kiwanis.
Rev. Riggert has served as pastor of Trinity, Cherokee, since December of 2010. He previously served as associate pastor at Holy Cross in Saint Cloud, MN, for over five years. He graduated from Concordia- St. Paul in 2001 and from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis in 2005. He has served as dean of the IDW Senior High Youth Gathering since 2012; chaplain at Camp Okoboji since 2011; pastoral delegate to the 2013 Synodical Convention; is president of the Cherokee County Ministerial Association; and also serves as a volunteer chaplain for the Iowa State Patrol.
Daniel Vogel is the pastor of Amigos en Cristo Lutheran Church in Denison, Iowa. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in 1982. Previously he served as a Hispanic Church Planter at Monte de Los Olivos Lutheran and Bilingual Pastor at St. Matthew Lutheran both in the Miami, Florida area. He has been the District since 1997 serving as pastor at Zion, Manning and IDW Hispanic Missionary in Denison, Storm Lake and Des Moines. He has served as Carroll Circuit Counselor. Daniel is married to Paula Schmidt. They live in rural Manning and have six children and 5 grandchildren.
Tim is a charter member of Messiah Lutheran in Johnston and has been a member of IDW since 1976. He served as Vice President (2009-2010) and President (2011-2012) of the church council at Messiah and was the Lay Delegate to the 2012 IDW Convention. He and his wife Heidi have two young sons and live in West Des Moines. Tim attended Iowa State University and earned degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering. He currently works as an environmental engineer at Barker Lemar Engineering Consultants in West Des Moines.