MinistryFocus is led by a seven–member board of directors:

  • Mr. Jim Dankenbring, Esq., Partner in Spencer Fane; chair of the board of Lutheran Senior Services of Missouri
  • Rev. Dr. Kevin Golden, Pastor of Village Lutheran Church, Ladue, MO; 2nd vice president, LCMS Missouri District
  • Rev. Vern Gundermann, Co-founder of Pastoral Leadership Institute
  • Rev. Dr. Gerald Kieschnick, President Emeritus, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS)
  • Rev. Ken Krueger, Pastor of Grace Celebration Lutheran Church, Cordova, TN and President of MinistryFOCUS; former CEO, American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter; Vice Chairman-Elect, Lutheran Federal Credit Union (sponsored by Lutheran Church Extension Fund);
  • Rev. Jeff Nickel, Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Clarence, NY; former general counsel, Armstrong Industries.
  • Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola, President, LCMS Mid-South District

In its day-to-day operations, MinistryFocus relies upon the group of second-career pastors who met at Concordia Seminary, and whose vision and hard work led to the creation of MinistryFocus. These individuals donate their time and expertise to further the mission of MinistryFocus

  • Rev. Ken Krueger, founder
  • Rev. Eric Longman
  • Mr. Kirk Neugebauer
  • Rev. Jeff Nickel
  • Rev. Thomas Schlund
  • Rev. Robert Walston
Additionally, MinistryFocus has secured the efforts of the following individuals:
  • Jessica Bordeleau, consultant, LCMS Young Adult Ministry
  • Phil Ebeling, former executive director of communications, Concordia Seminary
  • Phyllis Wallace, former host of Lutheran Hour Ministries’ “Woman to Woman”