Concordia Lutheran Ministries Elects Six New Board Members

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Concordia Lutheran Ministries Elects Six New Board Members

Jefferson Twp., PA – Keith E. Frndak, President and CEO of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, announced the election of six new board members at the annual delegate meeting. Eighteen board members comprise the governing body and represent 34 Lutheran Churches Missouri Synod in the western Pennsylvania area.

Installed by Rev. Jack Hartman, director of chaplaincy services, the newly elected members are as follows. Each will serve a three-year term.

Mary Ann Bornemann of Plum Borough
Mary Ann has been married for 39 years to Douglas and they have two daughters and two grandchildren. Retired for six years as the administrative assistant to the principal at Redeemer Lutheran School, she enjoys floral arranging, gardening, shopping, and her volunteer work at Grace Lutheran Church in Penn Hills, serving as Recording Secretary and Altar Guild Chair. In addition, Mary Ann works on Redeemer Lutheran School’s Annual Fund Campaign and played a leadership role in the LCMS Planting Gospel Seeds While Serving Human Needs outreach.

Peter Humphrey of Cranberry Township
A 1991 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering, Peter was appointed President of SYNTHEON, North America in December 2012 after serving as the Director of Design and Engineering since joining SYNTHEON under NOVA Chemicals in 2010. A member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Freedom, he currently serves as Head Elder. He is married to wife, Terry, and has two children.

Rev. Barry J. Keurulainen of Cabot
Shepherd at St Luke, Cabot since 1982, Rev. Keurulainen served on the Concordia Board for 12 years previously. He also held leadership roles in the Eastern District, LCMS Board of Evangelism Services and its Board of Directors for the Lutheran Family Association and has written many devotions and Bible studies for Concordia Publishing House. He is married to Andie, a teacher at St Luke School, and they have two grown daughters who live out of town and two grandchildren. He can be heard every Sunday on WORD-FM at 10:30 a.m. 

James Limbaugh of Cabot
A partner of Miller, Limbaugh & Conley law firm for 18 years, Jim has served on the Concordia Board for 23 years and has served as Chairman five times. He has been married to Karen for 42 years and they have four children and a new grandson. A member of St Luke, Cabot for 33 years, he was the only incumbent. He has also served on the Concordia Foundation, Concordia at Rebecca Residence and CLM of Pittsburgh Boards.

Paul Rehkopf of Murrysville
Retired after 38 years at UPMC as Director of Laser Surgery, Paul is a former member of the clinical faculty at Pitt’s School of Medicine and Chairman of the Medical Staff Laser Committee. Paul and his wife Laura have been members of Calvary for more than 30 years where he has served as an elder and a member of the chancel choir. He served six previous terms on the Concordia parent board and sings with the Masterworks Concert Choral. His son, Bill, can be heard every afternoon as a talk show host on KDKA-Radio.  

Bob Schmidt of McMurray
Bob is a graduate of Duquesne University with a master’s degree in business education and the university of Notre Dame’s Bayer custom MBA Program. Retired Vice President of Bayer Corporation in the area of global Healthcare Information Management, North America Information Technology and Operations and E-business & Technology, Bob also served as chairman, elder and chairman of the Board of Education for Zion in Bridgeville where he and his wife Diana have been members of 45 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.

Presented with thank-you plaques were Stephen Johnson, First TrinityLutheran Church, chairman of the Board, for 12 years of service; James Wolf, Peace Lutheran Church, for six years of service; Mike Fiffik, Ascension Lutheran Church, for nine years of service; Virginia Humphrey, Redeemer Lutheran Church, for 26 years of service and Dave Alsing, Calvary Lutheran Church, for 24 years of service.

Twenty-three churches were represented and a total of 55 delegates as well as management staff and guests were in attendance. Frndak said he is both impressed and delighted with the caliber of the candidates and looks forward to robust expansion and strong support of our mission of faithful caring.