Meet the National Lutheran Secretariat Board

Executive Director Nomination Form and Job Description

Executive Director Job Description

Executive Director Nomination Form

Executive Commitee

Wendy Showalter
Wendy Showalter
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..
PRESIDENT
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Rev. Sue Beall
Rev. Sue Beall
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 do God’s work.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
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Jeanne Gaston
Jeanne Gaston
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 and Holy Trinity Lutheran in Ohio.
SECRETARY
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Lindsay Daugherty
Lindsay Daugherty
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!
VP OUTREACH
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Debbie Klatt
Debbie Klatt
My name is Debbie Klatt and I attended Texas Lutheran Via de Cristo #42 in 2001. I sat at the table of St. Rachel. My husband and I worship at Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
ADMINISTRATION
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Jim Ryan
Jim Ryan
DeColores, my name is Jim Ryan. I attended Indiana Men’s Via de Cristo weekend # 39 where I sat at the Table of Matthew. Today I am humbled to be allowed to serve as your National Treasurer.
TREASURER
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Board Members at Large

Paul Sabatier-Smith
Paul Sabatier-Smith
Hello! My name is Paul Sabatier-Smith. I’m delighted to serve as the Palanca Chair on the Secretariat of National Via de Cristo.
PALANCA CHAIR
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Rhonda Balsley
Rhonda Balsley
My name is Rhonda Balsley. I attended Texas Via de Cristo #35 in 1999 and sat at the Table of St. Mary. I’ve been married to Jack Balsley for 34 years and together we worship at Grace Lutheran Church in Bandera, TX
NON-PROFIT TAX ADVISOR
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Skip & Lori Gooch
Skip & Lori Gooch
Skip and Lori Gooch live in South Dakota and are eager to contribute to our future!
ARCHIVIST/HISTORIAN
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Hollie Jennings
Hollie Jennings
Hello, I am Hollie Jennings. It’s an honor to serve on the national level of Via de Cristo as the editor of the CONEXIONES
EDITOR CONEXIONES NEWSLETTER
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Rick Hanzlik
Rick Hanzlik
I attend Good Shepherd Lutheran Church In Sandy, UT. I entered the Via De Cristo community in 1996 weekend #3 here in Utah.
WEBMASTER
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Dave Lambert
Dave Lambert
I’m Dave Lambert, your new Database Coordinator. I am a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Maryland; In 2005 I attended Southern Maryland Walk to Emmaus #15 and sat at the Table of Peter.
DATABASE COORDINATOR
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Strengthening Faith

Via de Cristo is a highly structured three day weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, bringing them to a new awareness of living in God’s grace. It is a combined effort of lay people and clergy toward renewal of the church.

Who we are

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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Starting a Movement

Initially begin the process with the National Vice President of Outreach (outreach@viadecristo.org) and later work with your Regional Coordinator to support this effort.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about starting a Via de Cristo movement or any other questions, please use the contact form to reach out to us.

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