KINDLE’s Board of Directors is made up of people committed to its mission and core values.
President: Mary Stafford-Nunez
Mary is a Director of Christian Education who serves as Director of Life in Jesus Development at Brookfield Lutheran Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Vice President: Leah Anderson
Leah is a physician at Bozeman Creek Family Health in Bozeman, Montana.
Secretary: Bill Karpenko
Bill is the Founder of KINDLE and lives in Rosemount, Minnesota.
Other Board Members
Jim is a Director of Christian Education serving as Assistant to the President for Educational Services at the Kansas District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in Topeka, Kansas.
Bob is retired and lives in Bend, Oregon. He most recently served as Director of Family Ministry for the Northwest District of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Rick is retired and lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He was the former President of Wheat Ridge Ministries.
Sandy is retired from his role as Executive Director of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lisle, Illinois and continues to serve on the part-time staff as a volunteer.
Craig is a Director of Christian Education serving as Director of Youth & Family Life at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grand Haven, Michigan.
Paul is a retired engineer who lives in Burlington, Wisconsin.
Sue von Fange
Sue is a Director of Christian Education serving as Minister for Outreach & Assimilation at Trinity Lutheran Church in Clinton Township, Michigan.
Executive Director: Michelle Pavasars
Besides her role as Executive Director, Michelle oversees KINDLE’s operational teams and works closely with KINDLE’s staff and the many valuable KINDLE volunteers. Michelle is a Director of Christian Education and lives in Diamond Bar, California.
Operations Coordinator: Diane Schuessler
Diane coordinates KINDLE’s program initiatives and works with KINDLE’s operational teams. She lives in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Treasurer: Diane Junge
Diane is a Certified Public Accountant who lives in Overland Park, Kansas.
KINDLE Board of Directors, Staff, and Treasurer
Front Row: Diane Schuessler (Operations Coordinator), Mary Stafford-Nunez (President), Bill Karpenko (Secretary), Michelle Pavasars (Executive Director), Leah Anderson (Vice President) Middle Row: Diane Junge (Treasurer), Paul Schneider, Sandy Jett, Jim Bradshaw Back Row: Rick Herman, Sue von Fange, Bob Fossum, Craig Kaschube