Meet the Board and Staff
Our Board Members
Joel Haberstock, President (Coldstream BC)
Joel has been living in the Okanagan region of BC since 1997, working at St. John’s Lutheran Church with youth, families, worship and teaching at Vernon Christian School. He hails from Saskatchewan via Edmonton, Guatemala, and Thailand. He holds a B.Ed from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc (Family Life) from Concordia, Nebraska. In his spare time, he likes to meet people, cycle, play golf, sing, watch the Riders, and take group selfies. Joel and Jodie have 3 fantastic adult children.
Rev. Keith Haberstock, Pastoral Advisor (Fort MacMurray AB)
Stephen Braaten, Treasurer (Regina SK)
Forensic Accountant since 1999 with the Canadian Federal Government specializing on cases being investigated by the RCMP and other law enforcement agencies. Prior to that he was the controller and CFO of Raider Industries – the largest manufacturer of fiberglass truck accessories in Canada. He started his career with the Federal Auditor General’s Office working in (and sometimes relocating to) British Columbia, the Yukon, Manitoba, as well as Saskatchewan. He has served on various local church groups including stewardship, audit committee, computer support, time and talents, ushering, etc. He has worked on various fund-raising activities with his church and the LLL and continues to be a local LLL Ambassador. He is married and living in Regina with his wife of 35 years and their new German Shepherd (CoCo). Stephen is a graduate of the Universities of Regina and Toronto and holds professional designations with the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada, American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Brian Wardle, Director (Kitchener ON)
Jane Jacob, Director (London ON)
Jane married a lifelong Lutheran which began her interest in Lutheran theology, leading to membership at Good Shepherd Lutheran church in London, Ontario, and subsequently enrolling part time at the Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catharines. She completed the courses online and has recently graduated with her Masters of Theological Studies. She has also served on the East Region RMMC (Regional Mission and Ministry Council) and recently joined an LWML group to participate in writing and developing a seminar for 2023.
Ken Schoepp, Director (Surrey BC)
Retired from 40 years working in electrical wholesale industry. Previous congregational positions include Chairman, Elder, Youth volunteer, Children’s Ministry, Family Ministry Gifts, talents, and specific interests include working as volunteer at local foodbank, sports, gardening, camping, cycling.
Served on local LLL group in previous congregations in Red Deer and Calgary.
Rev. Mark Danielson, Director (Spruce Grove AB)
Served St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dawson Creek, BC, for 11 years, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Fisherville, ON, for 25 years. In retirement he served Grace Lutheran Church as Vacancy pastor for one year. He has served as circuit counselor in two districts, was the chairman of the East District Department of Parish services for nine years, an LLL Zone and LLL District Pastoral Advisor and currently serves as Pastoral Advisor for LWML-Canada. At the synodical level he has served on the Board for Parish Services, Board of Governors for Concordia University College, Edmonton Alberta, and Lutheran Church Canada Foundation. Rev. Danielson is married to Helga, has four children, and seven grandchildren.
Helga Danielson, Director (Spruce Grove AB)
Married to Mark Danielson for 37 years. Mother of 4 adult children. ‘Oma’ to 7 beautiful grandchildren. After raising a family, returned to nursing mostly in Emergency and more recently in Corrections. Active in many areas of the church throughout her husband’s ministry, she has also served at all levels of LWML Canada. Helga is a participant of Team Zion’s ongoing mission in Nicaragua.
Our Staff Members
Lisa Jackson, Managing Director
Aleta Abraham, Community Engagement Officer
Henrietta Schafer, Gifts Coordinator
Henri grew up on a farm near Yorkton, Sk. She studied to be a Director of Parish Services at Concordia College, Edmonton, AB. Henri’s internship was in Creston, BC. She then served full time at Holy Cross in Kitchener ON, where she continues to serve part time. She met her husband Curtis at a LCC National Youth Gathering (one of her favourite events!) She and Curtis love their 2 teenage Boys, Justus and Samuel. The opportunity to serve at LLL is a blessing to Henri, she looks forward to connecting with, praying for & equipping Sisters & Brothers across Canada with our resources!
Philippe Morel, French Ministry Support
Sandy Timm, Bookkeeper
Sandra (Sandy) Timm was born in Montana and served as a Lutheran School Teacher for 7 years in the US. Sandy has lived in Saskatchewan since her marriage to Wayne in 1988. They have 3 children, 2 daughters-in law and one granddaughter.
Sandy has served LLL since 1987, starting as Montana’s Young Adult Coordinator. Wayne and Sandy have attended LLL International Conventions together, beginning in 1988 and supported LLL-Canada with prayers and donations.
Sandy has served as bookkeeper since July 2022. Sandy states, “I am honored to serve God and my neighbor, helping with this task of bookkeeping each month.”