LHF Mission Speakers

There’s a new Reformation going on! All around the world, Christians young and old are being introduced to Luther’s Small Catechism and other Lutheran materials, translated and published by the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.

LHF speakers will come to your church, free of charge, to tell how new Lutherans are embracing sound doctrine and begging for more materials to be translated into their languages. They will also share how your congregation can play a part in this important mission.

To schedule an LHF speaker for your church’s mission rally, Bible study, or other special event, call (800)554-0723.

To download and print LHF’s general bulletin insert, click here.


LHF Executive Director

As an LCMS missionary for 12 years in the former Soviet Union, Rev. Heise saw firsthand the value of having good Lutheran books in the languages of the people. “The work that LHF does is taking the Scripture to the ends of the earth.”

Click here for a printable PDF about Rev. Heise



LHF Coordinator, Southeast Asia

Born a Buddhist in Thailand, Rev. NaThalang converted to Christianity when his widowed mother married an American Lutheran. Today, he frequently returns to Southeast Asia to coordinate LHF translations and spread the Gospel.

Click here for a printable PDF about Rev. NaThalang


REV. rod benkendorf

LHF Development

A former LCMS high school teacher, Rev. Benkendorf brings high energy to your congregation, day school or LWML. His enthusiasm for the LHF mission is contagious!

Click here for a printable PDF about Rev. Rod Benkendorf


LHF Founder and Ambassador

When the Soviet Union fell, Rev. Rahn founded LHF to bring Lutheran materials in their language to those denied the faith. Today, Rev. Rahn serves as congregations’ connection to the work LHF is doing in mission fields around the world.

Click here for a printable PDF about Rev. Rahn


REV. Dr. Dinku Bato

LHF Coordinator – Africa

The son of first-generation Christians in Ethiopia, Rev. Dr. Bato has a passion for sharing good Lutheran teachings in Africa and to African immigrants in the United States.

Click here for a printable PDF about Rev. Dr. Bato

LHF Regional Representatives

Several ordained LCMS pastors around the United States are authorized representatives of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation and are eager to visit your congregation. To contact, call them at their direct lines.

Rev. Albert Chai


Temple City, CA
(626) 823-3040

Rev. James Dahlke


Seward, NE
(816) 308-7859

Rev. Dave Gruenhagen


Prescott Valley, AZ

Rev. Terry Hoese


Grand Rapids, MI
(616) 361-1384

Rev. Gene Holtorf


Linn, KS
(785) 747-6169

Rev. David Hudak

Arkansas and Surrounding Areas

Bella Vista, AR
(847) 612-1436

Rev. Herb Keistman


Paige, TX
(512) 253-0257

Rev. Raymond Larson

Montana & Southern California

Stevensville, MT
(406) 239-5574

Rev. Dr. Bernie Lutz


Grand Rapids, MN
(218) 929-0447

Rev. Robert Marshall


Riverview, MI
(734) 284-3685

Rev. Larry Myers


New Berlin, WI
(262) 780-0180

Rev. Tim Nickel


Elkton, FA
(904) 392-1534

Rev. Robert Pfeil

Upper Michigan and Wisconsin

Loretta, WI

Rev. Larry Rabon

North Carolina

Hendersonville, NC
(828) 697-5494

Rev. Larry Rockemann

Tennessee & Kentucky

Sevierville, TN
(847) 754-8729

Rev. Tim Schnare

Wyoming and Western Nebraska

Alliance, NE
(618) 623-5990

Rev. Herbert Schumm

Indiana & Northern Ohio

Fort Wayne, IN

Rev. Jerome Teichmiller


Cypress, TX
(832) 717-4957