CALMS is a bottom-up, grass-roots mission agency.

CALMS Board & Staff

CALMS board of directors is made up of nine mission-active individuals from Lutheran congregations located in various parts of the United States who serve voluntarily to help provide oversight, advice and guidance to CALMS' staff. All are active in their congregations and regularly travel with CALMS and their home congregations' mission teams to serve in Central America. 

Present board members include: 

  • Jeff Bibler, Board Chairman (Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Houston, TX) 
  • David Reed, Secretary (Cornerstone Lutheran Church, Carmel, IN) 
  • Carolyn Pali (Resurrection Lutheran Church, Spring, TX) 
  • Ron Hart (Cornerstone Lutheran Church, Carmel, IN) 
  • Orv Geick ( IL) 
  • Robert Davies (Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Tempe, AZ) 
  • Rev. Jim Rasmussen (Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Omaha, NE) 
  • Chris Rodgers (St. Paul Lutheran Church, Fort Worth, TX)
  • Kent White (First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Cedarburg, WI)