Conference Sponsors


Wise, Honorable & Cultivated

Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their various callings in life. With an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, CUI offers bachelors', masters', and doctoral degrees in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized core curriculum, Enduring Questions & Ideas, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."


Dr. Kent Schlichtemeier, EdD

Dean - School of Education

Julianne Hawks - Graduate Admissions Counselor -Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling


Dr. Gilbert Fugitt, Ed.D - Associate Professor

Townsend Institute for Leadership & Counseling/Director of Organizational Psychology Program


Adam Bansmer

Director - Undergraduate Admissions


Rev. Bil Hood

Senior Director - External Relations

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

Abeka – 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

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.

Tommy Smith

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!

Customer Care

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.


Richard Schumacher, Senior Director of Operations

Grade Link- Tier Four Sponsor

Vincent Yancoskie

Conference exhibitors

Bethlehem Handcrafts

Feras Qumseya 

Bethlehem Handcrafts

Beyond Technology Education

Ernie Delgado, CEO /Founder

California Nevada Hawaii District

Joel Wahlers, School Ministries

Concordia Publishing House

Elizabeth Pittman

Duffy’s Book Biz

Sean Duffy

Elizabeth Moersch Studios

Elizabeth Moersch


Cheryl Ehlers


Emily Beckman

Hope and Care Outreach

Linda Kurtz


Lisa Hellyer

Lutheran Braille Workers

Daniel Jenkins

The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod

Amy Scholz – Mission Advancement, Representative

Lutheran Heritage Foundation Missions

Rev. Albert Chai

Lutheran Hour Float

Richard Gast

Lutheran Social Services of Southern CA

Darren Veracruz

Mission Training Center

Mark Siegert

Pacific Southwest District

Rachel Klitzing

Palomar Christian Conference Center

Rance Hughes

Simpler Life Emergency Provisions

Boaz Munnerlyn

Sycamore Education

Jim Knoepfel


Cathy Ausby

American Heart Association

Paisley Peyton

Dean-O Music


Easy Grammar Systems

Wanda Philips

Mary & Martha 

Norma LeBaron

The Wright Stuff Chics

Lisa Dunnigan