LCM Board

John Bablitch

Terri Endres – Chair joined the board in 2014. She has a deep passion for campus ministry having been involved when she attended Marquette University in the early 80’s. She is a graduate of Luther Seminary, worked in fundraising and stewardship for the Minneapolis Area Synod, and currently is employed by Portico Benefit Services. Terri is married to Chris. Their only child started college in Atlanta in the fall of 2015.

Paul Erdmann

David Fuerst

Luke Jerviss joined the board in the fall of 2014, after being involved with LCM as a student at the U. He graduated with a B.A. in Asian Languages & Literature and currently works on the sales team at the tech company Siteimprove. Outside of work and board duties, Luke enjoys traveling, discovering great new music, getting outdoors (friendly temps or no), and spending time with his family, especially his nephews and nieces.

Jordan Kleist (student representative)

Kyle Larsen – Treasurer grew up in Buffalo, MN and moved to Crystal in 1995 when he married Patty, his wife of 20 years.  He holds an active CPA license, has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University. Kyle has been in the Accounting profession for over 15 years and is currently the Controller at Lutheran Social Service of MN. Kyle and his wife Patty have a daughter who is freshman at the University of MN-Morris.

Barbara Lundblad grew up on a farm in Iowa and graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island. After working as a youth director in the Twin Cities for 10 years, she headed east to Yale Divinity School. She served a parish in northern Manhattan for 17 years. For the first six years of that call she was campus pastor at Lehman College in the Bronx and at New York University in Greenwich Village. In 1997 she joined the faculty at Union Theological Seminary and taught preaching there until 2014. She looks forward to getting back into campus ministry — not as paid staff, but as a member of the board for LCM-TC.  In July 2014 she and her spouse Nicole Johnson retired to a condo within walking distance of the U of M. Our only regret in moving from NYC is being so far from our son Sam, a grad student at NYU.

Kaitlin Mork (student representative)

Dan Olson – Secretary is a member of Grace University Lutheran Church and has served on the Lutheran Campus Ministry- Twin Cities Board for more than four years. He is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts and The College of Education and Human Development. Dan is currently serving as the interim pastor at Siloa Lutheran Church in Maple Ridge Township, Braham, MN. Dan’s spouse and life partner is Nancy Baker, a member of faculty in the UMN Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Jim Peterson recently retired after a career in research, teaching and nonprofit administration. Most recently, following  a year of “semi-retirement” serving as the Interim President of Northland College in Ashland, WI, Jim served for five years as President of Gustavus Adolphus College (his alma mater) and before that as President and CEO of the Science Museum of MInnesota in St. Paul for nearly 20 years. Earlier years were devoted to basic biological research, national water policy work and teaching school. Teaching and learning, basic and applied research, public policy and institutional administration, primarily in the sciences, are all career directions that have been interwoven throughout his professional life.While continuing his community involvement through volunteer board work, retirement now allows Jim to spend more time with those he cares deeply about, his wife Susan, his children and grandchildren and to creating new life experiences through new discoveries, travel, fishing, birding and serving the community in new and yet unknown ways.

Sara Rector

Pastor Kate Reuer Welton

Rev. John S. Setterlund served the ELCA ministry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign for 15 years.  After his retirement in 2006, he was a 2-year volunteer missionary in Palestine.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (1964), and Luther Seminary, St. Paul (1968).  Since settling in the Twin Cities in 2014, he has been active at the University Lutheran Church of Hope.

Brian Swanson

Chris Thomford is a retired ELCA pastor.  He has served as a missionary in Taiwan, a parish pastor, a college chaplain, and a college president. Serving as a Board member of Lutheran Campus Ministry is compelling.  There is much to learn.  LCM provides much needed support for students now and provides a window into the future of the Church as well. Chris is married and lives with his wife Dr. Kathy G. Thomforde in St. Paul.  They greatly enjoy spending time with their family and friends here in the Twin cities and around the globe.

Kathryn A. Tiede joined the LCM board in July of 2015, and serves on the Development Committee. Kathryn currently is called through the St. Paul Area Synod as a Senior Major Gifts Officer at Lutheran Social Service of MN. Previous to this position, she has ministered as a parish pastor in congregations of both the ELCA and The Episcopal Church, most recently serving for 8 years as Senior Pastor at Living Waters Lutheran in Lino Lakes, MN. Kathryn holds degrees from Macalester College (B.A., Spanish and International Studies), Harvard Divinity School (MDiv), and Lutheran Southern Theological Seminary (STM). She and her husband, the Rev. Gary Guptill, love to play outdoors and raise children.