Leadership

Dan Winter

Dan Winter
Chapel President

Dan has been a part of the Martin Luther Chapel community for 24 years, and has been actively involved in various council service positions, softball player management, as a call committee team member, and occasional bus driver and usher.

Courtney Weatherbee

Chapel Vice President

Originally from Jenison, MI, Courtney first started attending Martin Luther Chapel in 2010 as a student at Michigan State University where she studied Entomology. She’s been a member of the Wednesday ON FIRE band and Leadership Team, a participant and leader of Spring Break servant events, and played on the Chapel softball team. Courtney currently works for the National Pesticide Safety Education Center in East Lansing and enjoys volunteering in the MSU Bug House.

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.

Sophia Coke

Sophia
Peer Ministry Leader

Sophia Coke is a junior at MSU from Pinckney, Michigan who studies French, Spanish, and education. During the day she works at the chapel as the office assistant. This is her second year as a Peer Minister. In her previous years at MLC she has participated in two servant trips to El Paso, been at Wednesday ON FIRE and the college student bible study. Her favorite thing to do is stay home with her two kittens Peanut and Jelly.

Laura Hohnstadt

Laura
Peer Ministry Leader

Laura is a third year mechanical engineering student at MSU where she is involved with biomedical engineering research on arthritis and pressure ulcers at MSU. She enjoys playing sports and board games, building puzzles, reading, and seeing shows at the Wharton center. At MLC, she is a part of Stephen Ministry, co-leads the student bible study, and teaches ESL Sunday school.

Matt Eichstaedt

Matt
Peer Ministry Leader

Matt Eichstaedt is a junior at Michigan State University studying history and Spanish education. He is from Grandville, Michigan. As Chapel Manager, Matt oversees all of the chapel maintenance duties and works closely with the trustees on projects. In his free time, Matt enjoys reading, video games, and running. Matt is also in his second year as a member of the Peer Minister leadership team.

Lauren Martin

Lauren
Peer Ministry Leader

Lauren is a junior at Michigan State in the College of Nursing. When she grows up, she would like to be a family nurse practitioner and a worship leader. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, singing, and traveling. You can find her at the chapel, the MAC, or Starbucks enjoying a frappuccino. She grew up in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, and now lives in East Lansing. She first started coming to MLC when her boyfriend, Judah, introduced her to the Lutheran faith. Now being a member of the church, she looks forward to serving as a Peer Minister and other ministries.

Jenna Morehead

Jenna
Lutheran Student Organization Leader

Hello! My name is Jenna Morehead. I am from the Metro Detroit area. I am going into my last year at MSU with a major in Psychology and a minor in Leadership of Organizations. I enjoy playing ukulele and piano, spending time with friends and family, and snuggles with my sweet pug, Biscuit. Outside of church, you can find me at the MSU Union doing homework and working. In church, you can usually find me at morning services, women’s bible study, and choir rehearsal! I am currently a part of the Lutheran Student Organization, so please feel free to talk with me if you have any questions about the group or email me! I look forward to hearing you!

 

Timothy Mowers

Tim
Lutheran Student Org. Leader

Tim is a junior at MSU studying history. He was born and raised in Hamburg/ Pinckney, Michigan. He loves to camp, make coffee, drink coffee, and casually virtually engineer spacecrafts on his computer. You'll find him working as a PERColator in many of the Biggby Coffee shops in the Lansing area. So far at MLC, Tim has attended Wednesday ON FIRE, bible study, and the El Paso/ Juarez mission trip. He looks forward to serving this congregation for his first year as a Lutheran Student Organization Leader.

Emma Chrzanowski

Emma
Lutheran Student Org. Leader

Emma Chrzanowski is a current sophomore at MSU studying Molecular Genomics and Genetics. She was welcomed to Martin Luther Chapel by family members in the congregation, and has since found it to be similar to her home congregation in Fraser, Michigan. On campus, Emma is involved with Lifeguarding and swimming for the MSU Swim Club. She likes to fill her free time playing her oboe, eating ice cream, and watching Netflix. This will be Emma’s first year on the Lutheran Student Organization leadership team.

Hunter Carmack

Hunter
Lutheran Student Org. Leader

Jillian Matasovsky

Jillian
Wednesday ON FIRE Leader

Jillian Matasovsky is a junior Human Biology and Neuroscience double major at MSU with a minor in Spanish. She plans to go on to medical school. On campus, she enjoys being part of her pre-health honor society- Alpha Epsilon Delta- and doing research in a Neuroscience lab. She came to Martin Luther Chapel on the suggestion of a member of her home congregation, and she never left! This is her second year on the Wednesday ON FIRE Leadership team and her first year as Coordinator. Last year she served as the Assistant Coordinator. 

Julia Sager

Julia
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.

Avery Riggs

Avery
Wednesday ON FIRE Leader

Avery is a junior at Michigan State studying Communications. She is from Grand Ledge, MI and graduated Grand Ledge High School in 2016. Avery has been involved with music her entire life. Although flute is her main instrument, she enjoys playing acoustic guitar during the Wednesday ON FIRE services.

 

Avery was invited to Martin Luther Chapel by her grandparents, Bill and Mary Joyce, both members for over 30 years. Spending quality time with her family and friends is very important to her. In her spare time, she enjoys camping, traveling, baking, cooking, and making to-do lists. Avery is eager to continue her walk with Christ in her role on the Wednesday ON FIRE leadership team!

Meghan Woell

Meghan
Wednesday ON FIRE Leader