Announcing the TLSP Board of Directors for 16-17

Join us in Congratulating New Board Members for 16-17

The delegates from the schools of TLSP met on Tuesday, May 10 and elected three new members to our Board of Directors. Congratulations to David Herman, Tim Klage and Rev. Roy Olsen.

David is a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven and has been a Financial Associate at Thrivent Financial for 8 years. He’s a Central Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School grad. David commented, “I am a firm believer in Lutheran education. I understand the value Lutheran education has been for me and my family. I want all families to have the same opportunities that my wife and I had.”

Tim is a member of Peace Lutheran Church here in Fort Wayne and is the Chief Financial Officer of Ambassador Enterprises. Tim shared with the delegates, “I am thankful for the opportunity to have grown up in the Lutheran school system, starting with Holy Cross in 4th grade, through my graduation from CLHS in 1986. All four of our kids graduated from LSUS and then CLHS after that. The high level of education and focus on faith that we received shape who we are today. I would like to make sure others benefit from Lutheran schools in the future.”

Rev Olsen is pastor at Emmaus Lutheran Church. Rev. Olsen was a teacher for 7 years and a principal for four years before graduating from Concordia Seminary in St Louis in 2005. Olsen said, “It is my hope and desire to continue to be a bridge connecting the church and the school together, not as separate entities, but as one body with one mission to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this and the next generation. There is so much potential in the Fort Wayne area Lutheran community for partnership that we have yet to tap into, a gift that most other communities do not enjoy. For the sake of the Gospel, we must seek every opportunity to work together, building bridges and exploring new avenues of partnership between our churches, schools and local ministries.”

“I’m excited to have our new board members join us,” said Mark Muehl, Executive Director of TLSP. “We continue to seek the insights and direction of a broad constituency.”

TLSP also says thank you to its outgoing Directors- Karl Davis (St Paul- FW), Rev. Doug Punke (Zion-FW and LSUS) and John Weber (SPI, Central). Each of these Directors have served TLSP for 6 years, leaving the BOD because of term limits.

“Each of our outgoing board members have been dedicated, insightful members of TLSP,” Muehl said. “We are thankful for their strong leadership and look forward to their ongoing support of Lutheran schools and TLSP.”