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.
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 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.
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.
Lynn Willis is a Spiritual Director and member of Spiritual Directors International. For Lynn, seeing the sacred in all of creation (even while cleaning up after the dog!) makes life a joyous pilgrimage.