District Council


The Heartland District Council meets every other month to oversee programs and assistance offered by the District. 

The Council also serves as a central contact point for networking within the District and supports and encourages networking opportunities for congregations and clergy.

The council is comprised of both lay snd clergy and represent our congregations from a wide area of the District.

Ministries overseen by the Council include Women of the Word, Neighborhood Groups, Mission Support, Conflict Resolution, Seminarian Scholarships, and Clergy Certification and Call Process.

District Service Coordinator

Rev. Steve Weatherly

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District Council President

Rev. Doyle Karst

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Term Ends: 2022

District Council Vice President & Webmaster

Rev. Jan King

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Bethel Lutheran Church - Holdrege, NE

Term Ends: 2024

District Council Treasurer

Teresa Agena

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Christ Lutheran Church

2576 E. Cherry Road

Pickrell, NE 68422

District Council Secretary

Rev. Cindy Cone

Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church - Axtell, KS

Term Ends: 2024

Pastoral Advisor to Heartland District Women of the Word

Barb Jacobsen

Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Audubon, IA

Term Ends: 2024

Rev. Scott Larson

Immanuel Lutheran Church - Ceresco, NE

Term Ends: 2022

Craig Olson

Immanuel Lutheran Church - Harlan, IA

Term Ends: 2023

Rev. Phillip Nielsen

Immanuel Lutheran Church - Harlan, IA

Term Ends: 2024

District Pastor

Rev. Tom Sahl

  June 2022  
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