The National Secretariat

 Wendy Showalter
Wendy Showalter President
Being born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota (the Land of the Lutherans), this position will certainly bring me to all parts of our country to nurture and pray for communities of believers as they seek to birth new secretariats…
Meet Wendy
Rev. Sue Beall
Rev. Sue BeallSpiritual Director
Via de Cristo has been a vital part of my ministry since I first attended a weekend in 1995, and I know and deeply appreciate what a precious gift it is to God’s work in the church and in the world. I look forward to serving with you as I serve on the National Lutheran Secretariat of Via de Cristo Board as Spiritual Director…
Meet Rev. Sue
JEANNE GASSTON
JEANNE GASSTONSecretary
I attended Women’s Ohio Via de Cristo #64 in the fall of 2008, where I sat the the table of Priscilla. My husband and I attend Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna when in Ohio and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte when in Florida
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Lindsay Daugherty
Lindsay DaughertyVP Outreach
Hello! My name is Lindsay Daugherty and I attended Eastern North Carolina Via de Cristo Mixed #69 in September 2009, where I sat at the table of John!
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Debbie Klatt
Debbie KlattVP of Administration
My name is Debbie Klatt and I attended Texas Lutheran Via de Cristo #42 in the fall of 2001 and sat at the table of St. Rachel.

My husband and I worship at Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio, where I grew up.

Meet Debbie
JEANNE GASSTON
JEANNE GASSTONSecretary
I attended Women’s Ohio Via de Cristo #64 in the fall of 2008, where I sat the the table of Priscilla. My husband and I attend Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna when in Ohio and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte when in Florida
Meet Jeanne

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By grace, with the Holy Spirit,
we challenge leaders to discover and achieve their personal calling,
assisting them to influence their environments with the Gospel.

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Avada Church is a movement of churches working together to change the nation through a network of church leaders, national gatherings, training events and resources. Giving God all the glory he deserves.

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me

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