Leadership

Katrina Weirauch Engle

President, Martin Luther Chapel

Katrina Weirauch Engle is a graduate of Michigan State in human biology, and from the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She currently practices as a family physician.  She has served as the president of Martin Luther Chapel for the past year, and as a member of the stewardship team for the past 8 years.  As a student, she was a member of the Peer Ministers, and led Servant Events to Juarez, Mexico and New Orleans. 

Libby Lyons

Vice President

Libby Lyons is a senior Genetics major at MSU and she is planning to go on to dental school. She enjoys spending time with friends and being involved in campus organizations, like Science Theatre and Briggs Ambassadors. She came to Martin Luther Chapel because of the great community that reminded her of her hometown church in Calumet, MI and immediately fell in love it. After participating in student events at Martin Luther Chapel and spending last two years as part of the Peer Minister leadership team, Libby is currently serving as the Vice President of the congregation.

 

Anyssa Schember

Secretary

Anyssa is a senior Environmental Engineering major at MSU. She is from Ray, MI and a graduate of Armada High School. Her home church is St. Paul Lutheran Church in Linkville, MI. Anyssa has served as a Peer Minister for two years, and this year she will be serving as the MLC Council Secretary. She began coming to MLC as a freshman, and the great staff, friends, and events made her immediately want to call MLC her home while attending school. She enjoys spending most of her time with her family and friends. While at school she plays IM sports, hangs out with friends, plans events at church and watches MSU sports.

David Voges

Project Connect Chair

Dave Voges has been a member at Martin Luther Chapel since 1992.  While at the Chapel, he has served in a number of positions and is currently chair of the Project Connect.

Rudy Abood

Head Trustee

Roosevelt (Rudy) Abood was reared in the Lansing area, attended Sexton and Everett high schools, graduated from Lansing Community College and Michigan State University (BS degree) in Math and Science.  Retired from Farm Bureau Insurance after 34 years in the IT division.  I have been a member of MLC since 2010, and in my third year as a trustee.  I love visiting and playing with my grand kids, hunting, and playing golf.  I am a big fan of college basketball and football, especially MSU.

Jeremy Lange

Treasurer

Jeremy Lange is from Okemos, MI and a graduate of Michigan Tech University where he received a bachelors in accounting in 2009.  He has been a member of MLC since 1988 and has served as the Treasurer for the last 2 years.  He is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Walsh College which he hopes to finish this December, after which he plans on sitting for the CPA exam.  When not working toward his CPA certification, he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family all across Michigan.

Dan and Connie Hanrahan

Treasurers

Connie and Dan Hanrahan have been members of Martin Luther Chapel since 1988.  They are both graduates of Michigan State University.  Following several years as Financial Secretaries at the chapel they have been in the Assistant Treasurer role for the past three years.  They have two grown daughters, Maureen and Meghan.  Connie has recently renewed her passion for sewing and has also taken up yoga.  Dan is a golfer “wanna be.”

Jeff and Jenny Anderson

Financial Secretaries

Jeff and Jenny Anderson met while attending MSU and have been married for 32 years.  They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren with their 4th arriving in July 2016!  Jeff is an Administrator for the Michigan Department of Corrections and Jenny is Mentor for LifeTech Academy.  They have been members of MLC for over 7 years. They have served as Financial Secretaries for 6 1/2 years and Jenny has been trained as a Stephen Minister. They enjoy spending time with their family and their 2 Golden Retrievers.  They also enjoy playing euchre and trivia.

Todd and Lisa Parker

Financial Secretaries

Todd and Lisa Parker are both graduates of Michigan State University. Lisa in Accounting and Todd in Forestry. Lisa had lived in East Lansing her whole life and now works for Lyman Briggs College at Michigan State University as their Fiscal Officer. Todd comes from Stow, Ohio and moved to East Lansing to attend MSU. He works for Public Sector Consultants as a Program Senior Consultant. They have a daughter, Charlotte. She will be attending Pinecrest Elementary school in the Fall. They are avid Michigan State fans and love a good jigsaw puzzle.

Reed Kalso

Financial Secretary

Reed Kalso is a member of Martin Luther Chapel from Allen Park, MI. He began serving as a Financial Secretary this year. He graduated from Michigan State in 2009 with a degree in professional writing and works as a writer and editor. He participated in Spring Break Servant Events and led retreats with Martin Luther Chapel as a student, and became a Stephen Minister this year. Reed enjoys writing, reading, hiking, and a variety of sports and games.

Tim Miank

Financial Secretary

Tim Miank is a retired teacher, having spent nearly 33 years as a professor in the writing programs at Lansing Community College.  These days, to keep himself busy, he enjoys exercising, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and traveling.  He also enjoys working at Friendship House MSU, where he has been a volunteer teacher for the past couple of years, helping non-native speakers to improve their English skills, especially in speaking and writing.  And he’s a long-time MSU fan, since the mid-1960s, when he attended his first game in Spartan Stadium.  Tim has attended Martin Luther Chapel since 1983, the year he and his wife Kathy were married in the chapel.

Laura Hohnstadt

Peer Ministry Leader

Hi, my name is Laura Hohnstadt, and I'm a sophomore studying civil engineering at Michigan State. I chose MSU indirectly because of the great ice cream, and I have since found a few other things I like about the school. I am a member of Engineers Without Borders and I play several IM sports, but my favorite aspect of college is making good use of my student discount at the Wharton Center. I love reading, drawing, crocheting, and playing board games, especially when those activities are bolstered by the presence of my cat Euclid. I spend most of my time pondering life's big questions in the realms of science, theology, psychology, and literature (especially Harry Potter), and I love to exchange ideas with others to continue to learn new ways to think about the world. One of the greatest blessings in my life has been the opportunity to discuss such things with friends from my Lutheran high school, and I am excited about my position as a peer minister because I hope to be a resource to others when they need such a friend. So please, if you need someone to talk to, don't hesitate to contact me!

Andrew Shuffett

Peer Ministry Leader

Andrew Shuffett is a Senior majoring in Elementary Education with a focus in English Language Arts. After college, he plans on getting a job as a teacher before going back to school for a higher degree in History, so he might teach high school or even college level history. He hails from Novi, Mi. and came into his faith when he began going to YoungLife in high school and began attending church and Bible Studies. He led a group of middle school students as a WyldLife Leader, and loves working with people. Andrew loves playing video games, perfecting his impressions and beatboxing, and spending time with friends! This is his second year as a Peer Minister, and he enjoys his work with Campus Ministry.

Jenna Morehead

Lutheran Student Organization Leader

 

 

Kera Howell

Lutheran Student Org. Leader

Hi! My name is Kera Howell and I am Fremont, MI. I am a senior studying Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resource Education with a Biological Science, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, and Sustainable Agriculture and Food System minors. I am member of the MSU Leadership in Environmental and Agricultural Fields Club (LEAF) and the Secretary of the newly formed Agriculture Education Club!. I am also involved with projects throughout the Residential Initiative for the Study of the Environment (RISE) out of Bailey Hall. I love to be active and play a variety of IM sports. I enjoy watching Michigan State athletics and attending many sporting events here on campus. I am excited to be apart of the Lutheran Student Organization again this year in helping to create events for to bring more students to worship at MLC!

Sara Bollstetter

Lutheran Student Organization Leader

Sara Bollstetter is a senior at Michigan State University, where she is studying Chemistry. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend graduate school to earn her PhD, so she can do laboratory research. She is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is Sara's second year serving as a member of the Lutheran Student Organization.

Nick Tuori

Lutheran Student Org. Leader

Nick Tuori is a sophomore Actuarial Science major at Michigan State. Outside of school, Nick does some sports writing and enjoys travelling with friends. He has found Martin Luther Chapel to be similar to his home congregation in Caledonia, MI and he really appreciates the community feel within the church. After attending the Cedar Lake retreat, Nick felt inspired to be more involved at Martin Luther Chapel. This will be Nick's first year with the Lutheran Student Organization.

Alexa Seeger

Wednesday ON FIRE Coordinator

Alexa Seeger is a senior Journalism major in the College of Communications Arts and Sciences and the Honors College. She also holds minors in Graphic Design and Public Relations. Her interests include singing, art, and horseback riding. Her passion for Christ led her to Martin Luther Chapel initially, as MLC started her home church, St. Luke Lutheran in Haslett, MI. After discovering the wonderful Christ-centered community and a second home, she keeps coming back. She even married Billy Seeger, another Martin Luther Chapel member, at MLC this summer. This will be her fourth year being involved at MLC, singing in the Wednesday ON FIRE band, attending Bible Study and the retreats, and going on two of the Spring Break Servant Events. This will be the second year Alexa has served as the Coordinator of Wednesday ON FIRE. Alexa strives to help build others up in their faith and make them feel welcome, as the people at MLC have helped do for her.

Jillian Matasovsky

Wednesday ON FIRE Leader

Jillian Matasovsky is a sophomore Human Biology major, and she plans to go on to medical school. On campus, she enjoys being part of Tower Guard and the Preprofessional Society for Health Careers of Alpha Epsilon Delta, as well as her research work. She came to Martin Luther Chapel on the suggestion of a member of her home congregation, and she never left! This is her first year on the Wednesday ON FIRE Leadership team, where she is serving as the Assistant Coordinator.

Julia Sager

Wednesday ON FIRE Leader

Julia Sager is a junior at Michigan State University. She transferred schools to MSU from Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI last fall to pursue a bachelor’s in Interior Design. Julia was drawn to Martin Luther Chapel because it is where her parents met 32 years ago in 1985. Her father Todd was the choir director at MLC and her mom was a student at MSU, also pursuing her Interior Design degree! It’s this connection that made Julia feel most at home here. This feeling grew when she joined Wednesday on Fire and began building relationships with amazing people like fellow students, pastors, and band members. Being a part of such a wonderful ministry has blessed Julia in numerous ways and she looks forward to learning more about God and herself through leading others. 

In her spare time, Julia enjoys reading, binge-watching Friends on Netflix, exercising, and socializing with friends. This summer she will be taking a trip with her immediate family to visit extended family in Germany. It is the 500th anniversary of the reformation this year so visiting Wittenburg will be quite a special experience that Julia can’t wait to share this coming fall when everyone is reunited for the school year.

Elizabeth Sauter

Wednesday ON FIRE Leader

Elizabeth Sauter is a junior at Michigan State University double majoring in Arts and Humanities and Political Science with a minor in Anthropology. She is from Allendale, MI and is ecstatic to be serving for a second year on the Wednesday ON FIRE leadership team working tech. Elizabeth got involved with MLC because her father attended the Chapel while he was studying at MSU and her sister was also involved with Wednesday ON FIRE as well. During her free time, she serves on the leadership board for the Star Wars Jedi Council club, is involved with the Roial Players, which is a theatre troupe on campus, seeing as many Department of Theatre and Wharton Center shows as she possibly can, and accidentally staying up far too late reading plenty of good books.

 

Michael VanBemmelen

Wednesday ON FIRE Leader

Michael VanBemmelen is a senior at MSU and is studying mechanical engineering.  He is a transfer student from Muskegon Community College, where he previously studied for two years before coming to East Lansing.  In his free time, he loves to play ultimate Frisbee and basketball with his friends, as well as play video games.  Michael was attracted to Martin Luther Chapel because of the diverse community and friendly people he met there. This is his second year serving on the WOF leadership team.