LEAD Staff

The LEAD staff is a combination of paid, stipend, and volunteer staff who are committed to growing Christian leaders. In addition to this core team, we also have a strong relationship with the TX–LA Gulf Coast Synod staff and collaborate with leaders across the world.

Peggy Hahn—Executive Director


Peggy Hahn serves as the Executive Director for LEAD, aligning passionate leaders, resources, and practices to grow Christian leaders who grow faith communities in our world. Read more.

Louise Johnson—Director of Leadership Development


Louise Johnson is a skilled workshop leader, teacher, and mentor particularly in the area of adaptive leadership. She is passionate about how leaders and faith communities grow in their capacity to reach out with the good news of Jesus Christ to a world longing to hear. Read more.

Chris Hicks—Assistant Director


Chris Hicks is passionate about networking and identifying new ways to support individuals and congregations. Chris maintains the LEAD website and manages the LEAD Congregational Assessment.

Jessica Noonan—Director of Operations


Jessica Noonan has served in professional congregational, synodical, and churchwide ministry for over 20 years with focus on children, youth and family ministries. Read more.

Chris Ray—Administrative Assistant


Chris Ray has served in church ministries for 20 years, focusing on family and youth ministries, as well as administrative support. Chris cares deeply about supporting leaders and equipping families to grow in faith together.

Jinny Sutherland Breedlove—Strategic Projects


Jinny Sutherland Breedlove has served in professional church ministry for 20 years, primarily with children, youth, and families.

Aimee Elles—Bookkeeper


Aimee has served the church in roles from office manager to council president to Sunday School teacher. She is also the bookkeeper for New Hope Lutheran Church and Administrative Services Coordinator for the Gulf Coast Synod.

David Hansen—Strategic Projects


Pastor David brings practical experience and creative insight to LEAD’s ministry. He serves at Spirit of Joy! Lutheran Church in The Woodlands, TX. Read more.

Cindi Scruggs—Newsletter Editor


Cindi Scruggs serves as the editor for the LEAD blog.  An active member at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Houston, Cindi is committed to growing leaders that grow congregations.

Rozella Haydée White—Strategic Projects


Rozella Haydée White is a LEAD consultant and creator accompanying individuals, organizations, and communities to live meaningful lives by embracing the fullness of who they are. Read more.