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: Sue von Fange
Sue is a retired Director of Christian Education who lives in Clinton Township, Michigan.
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.
Angie works as a Director of Christian Education at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, Missouri, while operating as a division administrator for the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
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.
Bill is the Founder of KINDLE and lives in Rosemount, Minnesota.
Dean is retired and lives in Woodbury, Minnesota. He is President Emeritus of the Minnesota South District of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod.
Bobby is the Director of Music Ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arnold, Missouri and additionally works in real estate.
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.
New Programming Coordinator: Emily Phoenix
Emily gathers and shapes ideas around new programming opportunities for KINDLE. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Treasurer: Diane Junge
Diane is a Certified Public Accountant who lives in Overland Park, Kansas.
Back row: Sue von Fange (Secretary), Bob Fossum
Middle row back: Rick Herman, Dean Nadasdy, Bill Karpenko (Founder), Jim Bradshaw
Middle row front: Paul Schneider (former Board member), Diane Schuessler (Operations Coordinator), Mary Stafford-Nunez (President)
Front row: Leah Anderson (Vice President), Michelle Pavasars (Executive Director)
Not pictured: Angie Brenner, Bobby Schroeder, Diane Junge (Treasurer), Emily Phoenix (New Programming Coordinator)