The Board of Directors of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains is comprised of fifteen members, half of which are appointed from the Rocky Mt. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA); and the Rocky Mt. District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) combined. The remaining members generally include other members of Lutheran churches, as well as representatives of other religious bodies with ministries in Colorado and New Mexico.

The Board meets quarterly to conduct the business of the corporation. Terms of office are three years with the possibility of serving a maximum of two terms.


Chair: Dr. William (Bill) Ayen
Secretary: Ms. Alana Hankins
Vice-Chair Finance: Ms. Marjorie (Margie) Versen
Vice-Chair Resource Development: Ms. Karen Spies
Vice-Chair Board Development: Mr. Bruce Fear
Vice-Chair Program Services: Rev. Josh Hansen

Directors (name/profession)

Dr. William (Bill) Ayen Vocation: University Senior Instructor (Retired)
Mr. Tom Brook Vocation: Contractual Fractional Services Management
Ms. Katherine Cruson Vocation: Volunteer
Mr. Bruce Fear Vocation: Managing Partner
Ms. Alana Hankins Vocation: Broker Associate
The Rev. Josh Hansen Vocation: Pastor, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church – Colorado Springs, CO
The Rev. Patricia Holman Vocation: Pastor, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Retired) – Albuquerque, NM
Mr. Keith LaShier Vocation: Commercial Real Estate (Government Properties) Broker
Mr. Scott Nixon Vocation: Attorney
The Rev. Dr. Rachael Powell Vocation: Pastor, St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church – Albuquerque, NM
Mr. Tom Siegle Vocation: Senior Project Manager
Mr. Jeff Solomonson Vocation: Financial Consultant
Ms. Karen Spies Vocation: Author
Ms. Marjorie (Margie) Versen Vocation: Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Nga Vuong-Sandoval Vocation: Investigator

Ex-Officio Board Members

The Rev. Roger Schlechte President, Rocky Mt. District LC-MS
The Rev. James Gonia Bishop, Rocky Mt. Synod, ELCA
Mr. James Horan President & CEO – Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains

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