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Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

Conference Sponsors

Thank you to our LEC Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Tier One Sponsor

Freedom to Explore Your Future and Faith


Concordia University Irvine, part of the Concordia University System, is a private, nonprofit Christian university that is proud to be one of the founding institutions of higher education in Irvine, California. For nearly 50 years, we have prepared students for lives of learning, service, and leadership through distinctive Lutheran education. Today, we educate nearly 4,000 students on campus and online, and our alumni network has grown to over 25,000 worldwide. Concordia is recognized as a top-ranked university for Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report and a fierce NCAA Division II PacWest competitor.


Steve Jin

Associate VP of Enrollment Services

Evan Jones

Director of Undergraduate Admissions


Billy Maxfield

Director of Graduate Admissions


Taylor Detviler

Director of Visit and Event Services

Concordia University Nebraska
Tier Two Sponsor

Concordia’s online M.Ed. programs provide you with the skills, knowledge and training you need to become a transformational leader and inspire the next generation of learners. As a Lutheran teacher, or a member of a Lutheran congregation, you’ll qualify for a special $340/credit hour rate, the lowest in the CUS.

Jeremy Geidel

Director of Graduate/Adult Admission & Operations

Lutheran Church Extension Fund 
Tier Two Sponsor

Since 1978, our commitment to the church and her workers has remained steadfast and uncompromising – especially for a time such as this. The mission of Lutheran Church Extension Fund is to support The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod by ensuring that financial resources and related services are available now and in the future.


Gail Kanneg

Tier Two Sponsor

Lexia is a leader in the science of reading literacy solutions. Through a singular focus on literacy and a full spectrum of professional learning, curriculum, and embedded assessment solutions to support it, Lexia® helps more learners read, write, and speak with confidence.

Jack Kenny

RightNow Media
Tier Two Sponsor

RightNow Media is the world’s largest library of on-demand biblical video content that’s full of resources to help equip your students, staff, families, and alumni throughout the week and in the classroom. We believe your mission matters.

Nikki Collins

American Edventures
Tier Three Sponsor

American Edventures provides high quality, fully escorted educational tour programs for pre-formed student groups.

Esther Beebe

Concordia Plans
Tier Three Sponsor

Concordia Plans supports LCMS ministries and cares for workers through our employee benefits plans, wellness programs and business solutions. Through our resources and support, we help them take care of themselves and their organizations so that the Word of God continues to spread!


Dawn Crosno

Discover America                         
Tier Three Sponsor

Discover America provides inspiring educational tours throughout the United States.  Our tours focus on America's Christian heritage and are led by experienced Lutheran educators.  Come and "Discover America" with us!


Tim Morner

Grade Link
Tier Three Sponsor

Empower your school to perform at its best with integrated management, teaching and learning tools from Gradelink Student Information System.  Gradelink's easy-to-use software will help your school save time, improve enrollment and fulfill its mission.

Vincent Yancoskie and Emily Beckman

1517- Tier 4 Sponsor

1517 is a nonprofit organization that exists to declare and defend the Good News that you are forgiven and free on account of Christ alone. 


Seth Moorman

Grand Canyon University
Tier 4 Sponsor

Grand Canyon University offers over 260 online programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that can be completed 100% online. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. 

Keisha Murphy

Lutheran Special Education Ministries Tier Four Sponsor

Our mission as a Christian ministry is to serve schools, churches, and families in order to advance the success of children who have learning needs. Our vision as a ministry is to reach out to provide the opportunity for every child to receive specialized learning services.


Stacy McGhee and Dr. Kara Bratton

Safe Kids- Tier 4 Sponsor

We value the sanctity of life above all else. We believe our children are our future and we must safeguard them at all costs.  We value the joy of innocence and have developed our safety curriculum, that prevents violence and empowers students, to demonstrate active assailant prevention and survival strategies in an effective, age-appropriate manner.


Adam Coughran

Triun3- Tier 4 Sponsor

Our mission is to Serve school leaders
to bring financial expertise to help ensure organizations deliver on their mi


Brian Axtman

Zing!  Tier 4 Sponsor

Your partner in growing your school's enrollment. Brand Messaging | Website Design | Lead Magnet | Nurture Campaign | School Apps

Mitchell Germain



Conference exhibitors

Hope and Care Outreach

Linda Kurtz

American Heart Association

Leland Brandon

BEYOND Technology Education

Ernie Delgado

California Nevada Hawaii District

Silas Perez, Administrative Assistant for Education & Youth

Easy Grammar Systems

Cyndy Bonds


Cheryl Ehlers

Hope and Care Outreach

Cari McClish

Lutheran Braille Workers

Amy Scholz

Lutheran Heritage Foundation Missions

Rev. Albert Chai

Lutheran Hour Ministries Float

Richard Gast

Lutheran Social Services

Paul Fournier

Mary & Martha 

Norma LeBaron

Pacific Southwest District

Rachel Klitzing

Swan Lamere

Joanna Simpson

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