The Convocation

The 85-person Convocation, which elects the university's Board of Regents, represents the corporation of California Lutheran University.

The Convocation

 The Convocation is made up of members of the five Synods of Region II of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, faculty, students, the University president and members-at-large. The Convocators serve as ambassadors, counselors, recruiters and development support for the University throughout a broad geographic area on the Pacific Coast and in the Southwestern region of the United States.

Chair of the Convocation

The Rev. James Bessey '66

Sierra Pacific Synod
  • The Rev. Mark Holmerud - Bishop
  • Marvie Paulson '78 - Davis, Davis, CA *Caucus Chair
  • James Carlson - San Jose, CA
  • The Rev. Stephen Carlson '72 - Bethel, Fresno, CA
  • Greg Egertson '78 - San Francisco, CA
  • Don Hermansen '69 - Hope, San Mateo, CA
  • Ruth Ann Johnson '65 - Immanuel, Los Altos, CA
  • The Rev. Kemp Segerhammar '66 - Belmont, CA
  • The Rev. Jeri Gray-Reneberg '78 - McKinleyville, CA
  • Mr. Burke Wallace '03 - Rancho Cordova, CA
  • The Rev. Anders Peterson '12 - Oakland, CA
  • Mr. Jesse McClain '13 - Berkeley, CA
Southwest California Synod
  • The Rev. Guy Erwin- Bishop
  • Karen Ingram '74 - New Hope, Agoura, CA *Caucus Chair
  • The Rev. Jim Bessey '66 - Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • The Rev. Steve Beckham - Gloria Dei, Long Beach, CA
  • Caitlin LeBron - Ascension, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Colleen McCarthy - Ascension, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Paul Muller - Ventura, CA
  • The Rev. Truls Person - Trinity, Santa Barbara, CA
  • The Rev. Peg Schultz-Akerson '74 - Faith, Chico, CA
  • David White '87 - Our Savior, Lancaster, CA
  • Sergio Salazar - Pasadena, CA
  • Jon Uhler - St. Paul's Santa Monica, CA
  • Jonathon Hemphill - Gardena, CA
Pacifica Synod
  • The Rev. Andy Taylor- Bishop
  • Brian Foxworth '00 - Spirit of Joy, Hemet, CA *Caucus Chair
  • Becky Anderson '04 - Trinity, Victorville
  • The Rev. David Beard '75 - King of Glory, Fountain Valley, CA
  • Jennifer Crum '01 - Community, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA *Vice-Chair
  • Jim Gray - Faith, Sun City, CA
  • The Rev. John O. Knudson - Gloria Dei, Dana Point, CA
  • Tyler Robinson '01 - Anaheim, CA
  • Melissa Ronning '83 - Huntington Beach, CA
  • The Rev. Tony Scheer - St. Olaf, Garden Grove, CA
  • Steve Seper '98 - Christ, Pacific Beach, CA
  • The Rev. Dan Roschke '00 - Shepherd of the Valley, La Mesa, CA
Grand Canyon Synod
  • The Rev. Steve Talmage - Bishop
  • The Rev. Brent Maxwell - Gloria Dei, Paradise Valley, AZ *Caucus Chair
  • Jim Day '69 - Mt. Olive - Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • Judy Day '69 - Mt. Olive - Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • Kristin Maxwell- Glorie Dei -Paradise Valley, AZ
  • The Rev. Mark Perry - Sierra Evangelical, Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Connie Rose- Kamprath - Gloria Dei, Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Bill Rosser, St. George, UT
  • Shari Solberg-Ayers - Mountain View, Phoenix, AZ
  • Stine Odegard - Las Vegas, NV
Rocky Mountain Synod
  • The Rev. James Gonia - Bishop
  • The Rev. Brad Doty '08 -St. Philip, Littleton, CO *Caucus Chair
  • The Rev. Meghan Aelabouni '01 - Trinity, Fort Collins, CO
  • Maryalice Marston '13 - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Scott Moore - Holy Cross, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Mary Stonebeck - Ascension, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Margie Doyle Versen - Christ, Highlands Ranch, CO *Secretary
  • Andy Sprain - Fort Collins, CO
  • Steve Foster - Fort Collins, CO
At-Large Convocators
  • Gary Andeen - Beaverton, OR
  • Susan Ruby '84 - Scottsdale, AZ *Caucus Chair
  • The Rev. Michael Anderson - Kirkland, WA
  • Colleen Carpenter '13 - Baltimore, MD
  • Connie Gray - Olympia, WA
  • Rebekkah Weinberger '03 - Shelton, WA
Faculty Convocators
  • Sam Claussen
  • Julia Fogg
  • Vlad Vaiman
  • Julie Kuehnel
  • Virginia Ilie
Honorary Convocators
  • Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mathews
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Miller
Student Convocators
  • Alex Egertson
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