Staff & Council


Rev. Dr. Damon D. LaakerPastor

A graduate of Christ Seminary – Seminex. Heralding from Western Nebraska, Laaker began his ministry in North Omaha. He now serves on the near South side in an urban area.

Pastor Laaker received his undergraduate training at St. Pauls College, Concordia, Mo. earning an A.A. degree in 1972. He received his B.A. degree from Concordia Senior College in Fort Wayne, In. in 1974. He graduated from Christ Seminary, St. Louis, in 1978 with an M. Div. degree. He received his Doctor Of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago in May 1995.

Pastor Laaker serves half-time at St. Luke’s.

Rose Marie Lad, Secretary

Alma Lopez, Custodian



Frank Durham, President

John Kold, Vice-President

Connie Tefft, Secretary

John Kolb, Evangelism

Cindy Fleming, Social Ministry

Nancy Klusaw, Treasurer

Sara Pahl-Ramierz, Parish Education

Steve Braun, Building and Grounds

Annette Chipman, Fellowship

David Ruffner, Worship and Music

Pastor Laaker, Stewardship

Ex Officio

RoseMarie Lad, Memorials

Rose Marie Lad, Financial Secretary