Board of Governors

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Our Board of Governors is composed of eight elected members (a clergy and lay person from each Western synod), four Bishops (one from each synod), and a representative appointed by the National Church.

The President and the National Bishop sit on the Board as ex officio members.


The Board works with the President to oversee LTS and provide direction. We are excited to be engaged with the Seminary's transformation process, as we move into a new model of education. Our focus is on strengthening leadership, pastoral, diaconal, and lay, for Lutherans and others in Western Canada and around the world.

  - Laureen Wray - Chairperson

The current members are:

  • Bishop Greg Mohr – British Columbia Synod
  • Rev. Jim Whaley - British Columbia Synod
  • Gerry Saleski (Lay) - British Columbia Synod
  • Bishop Larry Kochendorfer – Alberta & The Territories Synod
  • Rev. Dr. Doug Heine - Alberta & The Territories Synod
  • Laureen Wray (Lay) - Alberta & The Territories Synod
  • Bishop Sid Haugen – Saskatchewan Synod
  • Rev. Stewart Miller - Saskatchewan Synod
  • Larry Tehse (Lay) - Saskatchewan Synod
  • Bishop Jason Zinko – Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod
  • Rev. Courtenay Reedman Parker - Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod
  • Bev. Wahl (Lay) - Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario Synod
  • Bishop Susan Johnson (National Bishop)
  • Rev. Dr. William Harrison – President LTS