our team

Concordia is first and foremost under the leadership of Jesus. Having forgiven us through His death on the cross and marked us as His at our baptisms, Jesus is the Chief Overseer of this and every other Christian church. He's the true Lead Pastor. Jesus then calls qualified men and women to serve on his behalf in the life of His churches.

  • pastor rich davis

    intentional interim pastor

    Rev. Dr. Richard Davis is currently serving as Concordia's Intentional Interim Pastor. Pastor Rich specializes in helping congregations on their transition journey. He has been an ordained minister of the LCMS for 35 years. During those 35 years he has been a parish pastor, Air Force Chaplain, a consultant to Concordia Theological Seminary on Personality and Behavior of the seminary students, Vacancy Pastor, Hospice Chaplain, and now as an Intentional Interim Pastor. He has be trained by the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors. Concordia Lutheran is Pastor Rich's second interim since moving back to the Northwest from Fort Wayne, Indiana. 


    He is married to his best friend of 45 years, Gail. They have settled in to their new home in Meridian, Idaho. They have three grown children and six grandchildren. Pastor Rich likes to exercise, golf, read and just enjoy his family time. 


    Contact Pastor Rich


  • kenneth schuster

    licensed lay deacon

    Ken serves as our Licensed Lay Deacon. 


    Contact Deacon Ken

  • ann summerson

    coordinator of campus ministry and missions

    Ann Summerson has led the campus ministry group at Concordia since 1996 and has loved every minute! Her roles include spiritual guide, accountability specialist and off-site Mom. She plans and organizes LSF (Lutheran Student Fellowship) activities, welcoming each student with unconditional love and respect. 


    Ann also coordinates mission trips to Puerto Barrios, Guatemala. Every other year, Concordia sends a team to complete construction projects at their local community center and provide VBS to children in the community and at a local Lutheran school. 


    Ann earned her university degrees in education and English literature from WSU, graduating in 1979. She has been married to her best friend Mark (a psychologist) since 1977 and they have two fabulous sons, Paul and John, and two beautiful daughters (in-law) Rita and Dominique.


    Contact Ann Summerson

  • becky krantz

    preschool director & lead teacher

    Becky Krantz is the Director/Lead Teacher of Concordia Lutheran Preschool. Becky joined the Concordia Ministry Staff in February of 2007. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education for Trinity Lutheran College. Becky enjoys working with children and finding ways to meet the individual needs of each child and their families. 


    Becky married her husband, Aaron, in 1999. They have 3 children -- Hannah, Isaac and Eli. At home, Becky enjoys spending time with her kids, watching movies, and working on random house projects. 


    Contact Becky Krantz

  • jodie stahlecker

    administrative assistant

    preschool - assistant teacher

    Jodie Stahlecker is our Assistant Teacher at Concordia Lutheran Preschool and our new Administrative Assistant in the church office. She joined our team in January of this year. Jodie graduated high school in 2006 and soon after began working for the preschool/daycare in her church in Mt. Angel. She feels called to share her time and talents with children as she helps them grow and learn about Jesus. 


    Jodie enjoys singing, gardening, horses, outdoors, art and all things crafty. 


    Contact Jodie Stahlecker

  • elizabeth o'loughlin

    preschool - lead teacher

    Elizabeth is a Lead Teacher at Concordia Lutheran Preschool. She received her Early Childhood Education degree from Concordia University, Irvine. Elizabeth always thought her calling was to work with children at the grade school level, but after moving to the Palouse eight years ago, she found her true passion in teaching. She joined our team in 2014.


    Elizabeth is married to her high school sweetheart, Levi, and they have three beautiful children. 



  • jennifer wilson

    preschool - lead teacher

    Jennifer Wilson joined our team at Concordia Lutheran Preschool as a Lead Teacher in 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Visual Arts from Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Jennifer was previously certified in Early Childhood Education and taught preschool in several different settings. Jennifer has worked with children for over 25 years. She enjoys helping children discover the treasures in the world around them and guiding them to discover and know the treasure they are to the Wonderful God who made them. 


    Jennifer is married to her husband, Patrick, and they have two children. 

  • sue barrington

    preschool - assistant teacher

    Sue began working at Concordia Lutheran Preschool as an Assistant Teacher in 2009. She received her Dietetics degree from Washington State University. Prior to joining the team at Concordia, Sue taught religious education for four years. 


    Sue has been married for over 25 years and has three wonderful children. Nutrition and fitness are one of her passions along with teaching preschoolers. 

  • kasey schertenleib

    treasurer

    Kasey has been a long-time member of Concordia Lutheran and serves as the treasurer. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering and his MBA from Washington State University. Kasey works as a Director of Advising at the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture. 


    Kasey is married to his wife, Samantha, and they have two children. He is a board game enthusiast and loves spending time with his kids. As an alumni of Concordia's Lutheran Student Fellowship, Kasey enjoys opening his home to college students and supporting LSF activities.