Board Members


Rev. Scott Porath

Scott Timothy Porath, the son of Glenn and Lois Porath, was born in Lincoln, NE in 1963. He graduated from York High School in 1981, and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1988. He is also a graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, from which he received a Master of Divinity degree in 1991.

He has served as pastor to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Central City, NE (1991-1996); Redeemer Lutheran Church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin (1996-1999); and continues to serve Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle, NE (1999 – present).

In 1987 he was united in marriage to Catherine (nee’ Hoffman). They have three children, Elizabeth (married to Jameson), Laura (married to JD) and Abbigail, and three grandchildren: Oliver, Clara and Hannah.

Vice Chairman

Rev. Alex Lange

Rev. Alexander J. Lange was born in Illinois, but spent most of his childhood in the beautiful state of Oregon. He moved back to the midwest for his studies, receiving his Bachelors Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin and his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. The Lord brought him back home when he received his call from Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Albany, OR, where he serves to this day. Rev. Lange married his wife, Rachel, in 2013. The Lord has blessed them with two beautiful daughters and a son.

Documents Chairman

Rev. Micah Gaunt

Rev. Micah R. Gaunt was born in Seward NE, but did most of his growing up in Orchard Farm, MO. After high school, he earned a B.S. in Education from Concordia University, Nebraska. He taught literature and theology for three years at Lutheran High North in Houston, TX. Afterward, he studied at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry in 2007. He served for 12 years at Bethlehem, Ravenna and Zion, North Shelton, NE. He is currently serving among the saints at Peace in Hastings, NE. His most successful endeavor was meeting and marrying his wife, Dawn. By God's grace, they have had nine children born to them.

Publicity/Social Media Chairmn

Rev. Tysen Bibb

Rev. Bibb is a Missouri native who was born and raised in the St. Joseph area. A 2009 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, Tysen earned a Bachelors Degree in Theology and served as a rostered and commissioned youth director for three years prior to enrolling at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. Upon graduating in 2016, Rev. Bibb was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry and served at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota for over four years. In the Fall of 2020, Rev. Bibb accepted a call to serve God’s saints at Trinity Lutheran Church in Norborne, Missouri, where he and his family currently reside. Tysen, his wife Sarah, and their three sons love small town life in rural Missouri.

Technology and Media

Mr. Birk Baker

Mr. Birk Baker was born in Nebraska City NE. on July 14th 1973. He was baptized in March of 1999

He graduated high school from Campbell County Highschool in Gillette, Wyo. in 1991. He received an athletic scholarship and attended Black Hills State University, where he met his wife Charity Falin.

In June of 1995 he married Charity in Rapid City SD. He has 5 children, Adriana attending the University of Nebraska and an assistant manager at Hyvee. Tristen who works for Watts Electric in Waverly NE. Three still at home Constence, Wyatt and Lydia.

In 1994 he went to work for then Peed Corporation. He currently is the Production Manager there which is now Sandhills Publishing.

He attends Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Ne. He has served on the Board of Trustees and has served on the Board of Elders. He currently teaches fifth and sixth grade Catechesis. He also teaches high school Bible class. He is the lay delegate from Immanuel Eagle.

Conference Chairman

Mr. Richard Lichtenfeld

Mr. Richard Lichtenfeld was born in August of 1974 in Columbus, Nebraska, and baptized into Christ on August 25, 1974.

He has been married to his wife, Megan, since 1998 and they have been blessed with four children, Noah, Samuel, Ruby and Chloe. 

Richard has been a professional in the insurance industry since 1999. 

He and his family are members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lincoln, NE.  He is involved in many areas of the church and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Elders.


Mrs. Myrtle Siefken

Myrtle grew up in western Washington and moved to Idaho after earning a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Washington. For most of her career she was a technical editor at the Idaho National Laboratory, primarily in Materials Science. She is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and has served as a judge in Business Professionals of America regional high school competitions.

She enjoys studying God’s Word and is an active participant in Bible class at Hope Lutheran Church in Idaho Falls, where she also serves as the congregation's recording secretary. She currently holds local and district positions in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML).

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