To draw on a wide range of experiences and perspectives, our training team includes a diverse group of church planting practitioners from within and outside the ELCA.
Fred Nelson. Lead Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Founder of Lutheran Church Planters Network.
Hector Garfias-Toledo. Pastor, Director for Evangelical Mission for Metro Chicago Synod, Coordinator for the synod’s Affiliated Missional Communities program.
Matt Stuhlmuller. Urban Church Planter and Campus Pastor at Redeemer Chicago.
Brian Zehr. Church Planter, Campus Pastor, Lead Pastor, former Director of Training and Coaching at NewThing Network, Co-Founder and Leadership Architect of Intentional Impact.
Shaun Marshall. Senior Pastor, Church Consultant, Church Planting Coach in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
David Swanson. Urban Church Planter, Director of Church Planting for the Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, contributing editor for Leadership Journal.