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Conference Sponsors

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.


Rev. Bil Hood

Senior Director of External Relations

Tim Jaeger
Vice President  University Advancement, Marketing & Communications


Janet Lee

Associate Director of Graduate & Adult Admissions


Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier
Director, Servant Leadership Institute

Dr. Michael Thomas

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

Concordia Publishing House       
Tier Two Sponsor

Elizabeth Pittman

Tier Two Sponsor

Since 1972, Abeka has supported schools in providing excellent education from a Christian perspective. At our booth, you will find lesson plans, teaching aids, and digital options, all a part of a proven curriculum designed to help any level of teacher achieve success from the start. Each preschool¬ through 12th grade product is based on extensive research and development and is grounded in a Biblical worldview.


Eric Riles and David Tittes

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

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

Riverside Insights                         
Tier Three Sponsor

John Hurley

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

Grade Link
Tier Four Sponsor

Vincent Yancoskie and Emily Beckman

Learnfully Inc.
Tier 4 Sponsor

Lee Tousignant Alexis Mabunga

Laura Crawford Law
Tier 4 Sponsor

Laura Crawford

Conference exhibitors

Hope and Care Outreach

Linda Kurtz

American Heart Association

Paisley Peyton

Bethlehem Handcrafts

Feras Qumseya and Ghadir Qumseya

Bethlehem Handcrafts

California Nevada Hawaii District

Silas Perez, Administrative Assistant for 
Education & Youth

Crosswise Institute

Joel Oesch, Tasha Mahshi & Rebecca Duport

Easy Grammar Systems

Dr. Wanda Phillips


Cheryl Ehlers and Pastor Jeff Ehlers

Hope and Care Outreach

Linda Kurtz


Ed Stelling, Diane Stelling & Quentin Dorris

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Amy Scholz – Mission Advancement, Representative

Lutheran Heritage Foundation Missions

Rev. Albert Chai

Lutheran Social Services of Southern CA

Darren Veracruz

Mary & Martha 

Norma LeBaron

Nancy Larson Science

Timothy VanWinkle and Nancy Larson


Brooke Ray, Nancy Barber & Kimberly Cooper

Pacific Southwest District

Rachel Klitzing

Shift Vision Media

Francesco Azzarello & Eddie Flores


Jeff Glenn


Fred Chambers, Nacho Brache, Nathan Beck, Jeremy Nelson, & Nicole Pearson

The Wright Stuff Chics

Lisa Dunnigan

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