Our Board


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Joyce Lobitz
Barbara Fooks


June Barland


Rev. Cliff Haberstock



Rev. Roland
Pastoral Advisor
Marilyn Witte
Missions and Projects

Each year we conduct an Annual General Meeting at which our members and supporters elect the Board of Directors. These men and women are volunteers, keenly interested in seeing the support we receive from donors flourish and thereby grow God’s mission throughout the world. We seek nominations in the fall of each year. These volunteers, with the assistance of some other committee members, carry out all the work of the society. We have no paid staff, and work hard at keeping operational costs to a minimum. If we receive funds designated for a mission project, we do not deduct anything for operational expenses; the entire amount is sent on to the project. Operational expenses are primarily covered by donations specified for operations, with small amounts occasionally required from funds directed to “wherever needed.”

CLMS team
Joyce Lobitz, Water Valley, AB

Blessed by four mission trips to Nicaragua, I am honored to serve CLMS and learn about the work done in Canada to provide the spiritual and physical needs of the church in Central America and throughout the world.  Galatians 6:9-10 says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Barbara Fooks, Kitchener, Ont. – Faith Lutheran Church

I take seriously the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28. “Missions” is the work of the Church. I am thrilled to use my God-given talents to support those who work in the mission field!

Rev. Roland Syens, Kitchener, Ont. – Holy Cross Lutheran Church

I am excited to serve on the CLMS board because I know what it is like to be on the receiving end of CLMS project support and have seen how much difference even a little bit can make in changing circumstances in people’s lives now and for eternity.  What a joy it is to know that you can make a difference in moving God’s kingdom forward as your gifts are used to share the Gospel.

Marilyn Witte, Sherwood Park, Alta. – Bethel Lutheran Church

Jesus says in Matthew 25:40 “I tell you the truth, whatever you did to the least of these my brothers and sisters you were doing it to me.”  This is a passage that I try to live by. I give thanks to Jesus for the opportunity to serve Him with the Concordia Lutheran Mission Society.