Home Missions Director
Pastor Paul M. Nash
One word could sum up Pastor Nash's life – passion. Passion for the Word of God and for the local congregation. Pastor Paul M. Nash has been the Director of AFLC Home Missions since 1995. He graduated from AFLBS in 1973, Moorhead State University in 1976, and the Association Free Lutheran Seminary in 1979.
Pastor Nash married his Bible School sweetheart, Laurie Dietsche, in 1974. Together they have three children and ten grandchildren. Their decades of ministry together have taken them to four different congregations in MI, ND, MN, and TX. Two of these were Home Mission churches, which gave him an on-the-ground understanding of the everyday challenges and joys that a mission congregation experiences.
Free Lutheran Association of Pilot Supporters (FLAPS) Director:
Dr. Kevin B. Lee
Kevin and his wife Margie live in Beulah, North Dakota. They have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Kevin’s undergraduate studies were at Minot State University and he graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1982. Kevin opened his dental practice in Beulah in 1982, where he continues to work part time. Kevin has been a member of Prince of Peace AFLC in Beulah since 2003. He has served on the FLAPS Board of Managers since 2010.
Kevin is humbled and honored by this call to become the Director of FLAPS beginning January 1st, 2017. Since childhood Kevin has had a strong interest in flying and passed the private pilot check ride on his 17th birthday. The opportunity to serve the Lord in a capacity that spreads the Gospel with the use of airplanes is an answer to prayer!
Director of Resource Management
Mr. Loren Tungseth
Loren Tungseth and his wife Sharon live in Fergus Falls, MN. Loren's expertise is accounting and finance, a field he worked in for 38 years before retiring from ShoreMaster, Inc. spring 2011.
Loren has an inside view of Home Missions, having worked closely with Director Paul Nash as a valued member of the Home Missions Committee from 2002-2011. The Home Missions Committee called Loren for a new part-time position as Director of Resource Management summer of 2011. His three fold job description is 1) to oversee the AFLC Home Mission work in Alaska. 2) To help oversee the presentation of Home Mission ministry opportunities (Come Join Us) to the AFLC. 3) To help oversee and steward AFLC Home Mission finances.
Ms. Julia Prichard
Julia was born into a Christian home and was raised in the Twin Cities area. She attended an AFLC congregation growing up and graduated from AFLBS in 2011. She has a heart for discipleship, building community, and serving ministry workers.
Before coming to the Home Missions office, Julia worked as an administrative assistant in both medical and accounting fields as well as running her own photography business.
Parish Building Recruiter
Ms. Michelle Alverson
Michelle Alverson, joined the Home Missions Staff as a part-time Parish Building Recruiter in Spring 2016. Michelle is a 2013 AFLBS grad, she served on summer teams, has served on the Alaska VBS team, and went to Hagerstown, MD as a Parish Builder in 2014. She is currently a Dorm Assistant at AFLBS.
Michelle is a gifted communicator and leads with an encouraging and serving spirit. Her passion for Jesus and heart for young adults has been a tremendous asset to the Home Missions Family!
Home Missions Committee
Rev. Jerry Peterson, Oklahoma City, OK
Mr. Ron Jorgenson, Beulah, ND
Rev. Joe Ocker, Frost, MN
Rev. Dale Finstrom, Fertile, MN
Mr. Carl Busse, Humbolt, TN
Mr. Bob Christian, Newark, IL
Mr. Kenn Graham, Camarillo, CA
Home Missions Support Staff
Alaska Project Manager
Mr. Rod Scheel
Rod and his wife Jo live in Fergus Falls, MN. Rod is recently retired from Ottertail Power Company, is a pilot and ham radio operator. He started working as our Alaska Project Manager in November 2015. His first project will be helping get translators up and running for KAKN radio station.
Manager of The Net
Mrs. Bobbie Overgaard
Details coming soon!
Managers of the Oasis in Springfield, MO
Rev. Rich & Kay Ramsbacher
Details coming soon!