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Southern District LCMS

Committee Members

boldt1Rev. Louis Boldt

707 W. Dakota St
Hammond, LA 70401
(985) 345-6008 (W)
(985) 956-1766 (C)
pastor@stpaulhammond.org
(Circuits 2 & 4)

I have served as pastor at St. Paul LC, Hammond, LA for six years. My wife, Margie, and I are from the upper Midwest, but have lived in OK, KY & MO. Our son, Damian, is a Sophomore at SE Louisiana University. I also serve as the Circuit Visitor for Circuit 4, Life Issues Coordinator for Southern District, and Stewardship Committee.
gerber Glenn Gerber 26314 Alpine Rose LN
Katy, TX 77494
(985) 218-0335 (C)
g.gerber@southernlcms.org
(Circuit 1)
District Executive. Glenn has been serving the Southern District since January 2014. His titles include, Executive Director for Schools, and Executive Director for the Southern District Foundation. Glenn has served the Lutheran Church for over 40 years in Florida, Hong Kong, Missouri, Texas, and now the Southern District.
grubb1Gary Grubb 541 County Rd 531
New Brockton, AL 36351
(334) 894-5674 (H)
(334) 806-5667 (C)
grubbfarmal@aol.com
(Circuits 13 & 15)
Committee Chair. Gary with his wife Sandy and son Justin are members of Living Water LC in Mexico Beach, FL. Forty years of LCMS lay leadership in Texas, New England and Southern Districts. Seven years Thrivent Chapter and Regional Consultant leadership. Eighth year of service on SD Stewardship Committee.
hennings1Don Hennings 431 Tanya Pass
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 871-2474 (H)
(850) 628-0570 (C)
donhenninqs@comcast.net
(Circuits 10, 12 & 14)
Past Committee Chair. Don and his wife Kathy are members of Good Shepherd LC in Panama City, FL. Don has served as congregation president, Thrivent Chapter president, Chairman of Good Shepherd SHARE Ministry, past chair and current member of Southern District Stewardship Committee.
mccomack1Rev. Paul McComack 1301 Oliver Road
Monroe, LA 71201
(318) 366-5185 (C)
(318) 322-3507 (W)
pastor@tlcinmonroe.org
(Circuits 5, 6 &7)
Pastor Paul McComack has been pastor of Trinity LC in Monroe, Louisiana since February 1, 2000. Before that he served parishes in Colorado and Utah. This December 3, will be the 26th anniversary of his ordination. A native of Dallas and a lifelong Lutheran, Pastor Paul serves as pastoral counselor of the LA/MS LWML district.
panzenhagenDon Panzenhagen 267 Ewing Court NW
Fort Walton Beach,
FL 32548
(850) 420-1654 (C)
dpanzenhagen@aol.com
(Circuits 8, 9 & 11)
My wife and I are lifelong LCMS members, grew up together in Northern Wisconsin, and retired from the Air Force. Served on the Church Councils, Education Boards, Buildings and Grounds Committees and chaired Stewardship and Education Boards. Currently serve on boards for local and international faith-based ministries.

Click here for Stewardship Committee charter and purpose document

Committee Support Resources 

Known As Contact Information Servant Profile
Rev. Dr. McNair (Tony) Ramsey
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176 Deep Woods Circle Valley Grande, AL 36701
334-875-8972 (H)
334-412-5284 (C)
mcnairramsey@gmail.com(Stewardship of small congregations advocate)
Pastor McNair “Tony” Ramsey is a product of our Lutheran Education system from pre-school through Graduate School with a Doctorate degree from Atlanta University. He is a retired professor of Concordia College Alabama. He has served on the Southern District’s Mission Committee, Black Ministry Task Force, and is currently District 2d Vice President. Married to JoAnn, they have three daughters, three son-in-laws & five grandchildren.
Rev. Randal Ehrichs
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850.871.6311 – church
850.215.3502 – home
850.319.4312 – churchrev.ehrichs@gmail.com

(Synod trained stewardship resource team member)

Rev. Ehrichs has been serving our Lord and His saints nearly 25 years since graduation from Concordia Seminary St. Louis. Originally from Iowa, he and his family now call Panama City home, since called into Ministry to the Baptized at Good Shepherd LC, Callaway in June 2003.  Rev. Ehrichs has served as Circuit Visitor in both Southern and Missouri Districts. He previously served as pastor to congregations in NE and MO and currently serves on District Board of Directors. Rev. Ehrichs and his wife Robin are blessed with 7 children and 7 grandchildren.
Rev. James Holowach
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4423 I-55 N
Jackson, MS  39206
(601) 366-2055 (W)
(601) 454-0686 (C)
clc1958@bellsouth.net

(Synod-trained stewardship resource team member)

Pastor Holowach has served at Christ LC, Jackson, MS since 2004. Previously a Family Practice physician in AL, he moved with his wife and two daughters to attend seminary in Ft. Wayne, IN. He has served as Vicarage Supervisor, LSB Workshop Presenter for MS and LA, and has attended the National Stewardship Conference and Leader Training Seminars in St. Louis, MO. He is currently serving as Circuit Visitor for Circuit 7.

Circuit Stewardship Advocates

Putting your heart for stewardship into action

Connect – Engaging people in their life circumstance

  • Serve as a stewardship voice among fellow pastors in the circuit
  • Actively listen to identify particular needs related to stewardship at the congregational level

Grow – Helping people know and love Jesus

  • Increase knowledge of stewardship resources available to congregations
  • Encourage sharing stewardship God Sightings and stories about generosity

Serve – Loving people unconditionally

  • Welcome the opportunity to share stewardship learning and insights with others in circuit
  • Provide feedback on Synod and District stewardship resources and support
Circuit Advocate Circuit Advocate
1 Rev. Limakatso Nare 9 Rev. Mike Ahlemeyer
2 Open 10 Rev. David Robatzen
4 Rev. Louis Boldt 11 Rev. Paul Leigeber
5 Rev. Paul McComack 12 Rev. Doug Davis
6 Rev. Charles Miller 13 Rev. Al Hudspith
7 Rev. James Holowach 14 Rev. James Garnett
8 Rev. John Ninke 15 Rev. Kevin Wendt

Click here for Circuit Stewardship Advocate position description


Stewardship Committee
The Southern District

Statement of Purpose

Stewardship Committee is responsible to the Board of Directors for:

  • Providing resources to all congregations of the District regarding the Christian’s total stewardship life including use of time, talents, treasure, and testimony for Christ; care of one’s physical body; and care of the environment growing out of a response to the Gospel.
  • Encouraging all congregations of the District to help individual Christians place into ministry the contributed dollar, the invested dollar, and the bequeathed dollar.
  • Providing all congregations of the District with resources to promote stewardship awareness, generosity and their increasing support of missions in this country and throughout the world.

Authority and Responsibility

The Stewardship Committee shall:

  1. Provide workshops, programs, and other generosity resources to assist congregations to involve more people in ministry and increase their level of giving for the mission and ministry of the church.
  2. Provide encouragement and assistance in setting up programs to help individual Christians prepare a Christian will that will include deferred gifts for the mission and ministry of the church after their death.
  3. Give encouragement and guidance to congregations in using their resources of talents, time, treasures, and testimony in ministry to people in their community, in the Southern District, and in other parts of the world.
  4. Provide assistance to congregations in evaluating the programs they use to promote stewardship awareness and Christian giving.
  5. Make recommendations to the Budget & Finance Committee and the Board of Directors in regard to financial support for Synodical mission and ministry programs.
  6. Provide congregations with materials that present the Biblical principles of Christian
  7. Provide resources to congregations for promoting a growing awareness of mission needs and opportunities beyond their parish.
  8. Consult with the Budget and Finance Committee on a regular basis in regard to the income from congregations.
  9. Compile the annual partnership commitments of congregations and maintain comparative analysis of amounts given to amounts committed.

Circuit Stewardship Advocate

Putting your heart for stewardship into action

Are you someone who . . .

  • Recognizes that stewardship is more than giving time, talent and treasure?
  • Believes stewardship also involves giving testimony about Jesus as Savior?
  • Wants to help people be natural stewards as they grow in their faith?

Walking together with Synod, we have defined stewardship in this manner: “Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God’s family, the church, in managing all of life and life’s resources for God’s purposes.” We in the Southern District like to emphasize that the Love for Christ, generated by the Gospel, is the motivating factor for true Christian giving. For this reason we add the statement . . . “In response to the Gospel, stewardship is part of discipleship.”

The Goal

Advocates will be able to promote stewardship within the circuits from a position of sharing their personal experiences. Making Disciples for Jesus requires close relationships, clear communications, and loving trust among partners at all levels. Winkels or circuit gatherings provide likely best face-to-face opportunity to enhance stewardship communications and connections.

Understanding Your Role

Connect

Engaging people in their life circumstance

  • Serve as a stewardship voice among fellow pastors in the circuit
  • Share a brief word about partnership with district at circuit gatherings
  • Actively listen to identify particular needs related to stewardship at the congregational level
  • Participate in circuit gatherings and regional network information exchanges

 

Grow

Helping people know and love Jesus

  • Increase knowledge of stewardship resources available to congregations
  • Identify key clergy and congregational lay leaders with a heart for stewardship
  • Encourage sharing stewardship God Sightings and stories about generosity

Serve

Loving people unconditionally

  • Become stewardship advocate in own congregation
  • Welcome the opportunity to share stewardship learning and insights with others in circuit
  • Provide feedback on Synod and District stewardship resources and support

“Love for Christ, generated by the Gospel, is the motivating factor for true Christian giving.”