Staff

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Executive 

Running a non-profit organization in this decade has become increasingly complex. You need to not only continually point people to the vital mission we share, but you also need to consider the myriad of complex regulations that seem to grow every year.

Dr. Mike Rodewald

Dr. Mike Rodewald

Executive Director

Barbara Beermann

Barbara Beermann

Board Executive Assistant

Development

A key focus for the Development team is to help people, especially Lutherans, become more involved in Bible translation work. Lutheran Bible Translators is a group of dedicated Christians working hard together to make God’s Word accessible to people around the world.

David Snyder

David Snyder

Director for Development/CDO

Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo

Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo

Executive Development Officer

Anna Morrison

Development Assistant

Communications/Marketing

Our Communications/Marketing team loves to share with you many of the wonderful things God is doing through our efforts together. The firms we partner with to produce our communication materials finds joy in crafting publications that you appreciate.

Linda Gari

Linda Gari

Associate Director for Communications

Program Ministries & Operations

Together, the Program Ministries and Operations team provide support for Lutheran Bible Translators’ missionaries, international partners, programs, and projects. From program management, recruitment, and training of new missionaries to gift processing and donor relations, the staff works with a common goal: God’s Word for every language.

Rev. Rich Rudowske

Rev. Rich Rudowske

Director for Program Ministries/COO

Charlotte Brandt

Charlotte Brandt

Gift Records Coordinator

Katie Hogan

Katie Hogan

Program Ministries Assistant

Kathy Knipmeyer

Kathy Knipmeyer

Gift Records

Judy Krause

Judy Krause

Administrative Assistant Finance

Jim Laesch

Jim Laesch

Associate Director for Program Ministries

Rev. Dr. Berhanu Ofgaa

Rev. Dr. Berhanu Ofgaa

Program Director - Ethiopia

Jeannie Peterson

Jeannie Peterson

Gift Records

Melissa Schweigert

Melissa Schweigert

Human Resources Manager

Angela Tayloe

Angela Tayloe

Finance Manager

Eshinee Veith

Eshinee Veith

Training Coordinator

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson

Mission Mobilization Coordinator

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