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.

  • 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 a beautiful daughter (in-law) Rita.

    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 late 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.