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)
Married and the father of one, Reverend Keith Haberstock has served the Lord in Western Canada and Ukraine in varied LCC ministries. He often says that he is a missionary wedged into a Pastor’s body and as such his present Call beginning 2017 is to Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort McMurray as Missionary Pastor. He received his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, Edmonton and a Master of Divinity from Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton. Keith has been the Pastoral Advisor to LLLC since October 2019 and truly enjoys serving as encourager to this incredible lay lead ministry, helping to share with as many as possible the Truth about Jesus as this world’s One and only Saviour!
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 and their 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).
Josh Gajdos, Director
Public accountant who works with a variety of clients, including the audit of many non-profit organizations, based out of London, Ontario. He has held many roles in the church including teaching Sunday School at his local congregation, the President of the executive board of the East District Lutheran Young Adults, and a member of the Communications Committee of the East District. The son of a Lutheran pastor with 5 brothers, Josh was born and baptized in Victoria, BC, attended Lutheran school in Calgary, AB, and was confirmed in Burlington, ON. He met his wife at a Lutheran camp in the USA and married Erika in Wellesley, ON. Josh holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and has a current CPA, CA designation.
Brian Wardle, Director (Kitchener ON)
Married to Judy for 53 years and blessed with 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Retired electrical contractor. He has been a long-time member of Faith Lutheran Church in Kitchener and served on many boards. Brian was the President of Faith Tri’L group for 37 years and served on the Lutheran Laymen’s League Zone.

Our Staff Members

Lisa Jackson, Managing Director
Managing Director of Lutheran Laymen’s League/Lutheran Hour Ministries Canada. Before joining LLL Canada Lisa spent close to 20 years in increasing levels of leadership at Manulife and Sunlife Financial. She has a Masters in Leadership Studies from the University of Guelph and studied Business Marketing through Conestoga College. Lisa is currently working toward a Masters in Theology from Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Catherines. Lisa is also the Coordinator of Team Zion- a long term LCC Mission team that returns to Nicaragua every year in service to the Pastors and Deaconesses of Nicaragua, helping with Vacation Bible School and various building projects. She is married to Andrew and has two adult sons.
Aleta Abraham, Community Engagement Officer
Graphic Artist by trade, Aleta has a varied work history from business owner, to office administration in health and law settings. Encouraging and developing strong relationships with our supporters is important to Aleta. She feels privileged and blessed to working closely with sponsors of The Lutheran Hour and listen to their Family Faith stories. She also supports LLLC through communications and promoting our resources. A member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Simcoe, she is actively involved in Evangelism and communications. Aleta enjoys time spent with her husband Dan and family. She has 3 adult children who are starting families of their own. Give her a call to chat about how we can support you!
Ron Ludke, Development Officer
Served with as senior VP and investment advisor with international brokerage firms. Past executive director of LAMP. Blessed to be a husband father and grandfather to 5 amazing ladies.
Rev. Cody Cooper, Christian Education Creator

Pastor Cooper is a new member to the LLL-C team who enjoys illustrating, speaking and teaching. He has a bachelor’s degree in in psychology, graduated with a Master of Divinity from Concordia Lutheran Seminary in 2015, and has continued with various studies and learning on topics from art and philosophy to mental health and history.  

Cody was born in Alberta, has served parishes in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, and though now residing in Northern Saskatchewan, is proud to still not cheer for the Riders. He can often be found huddled over a desk, out with his family, or putting “miles on the car” shuttling kids from one rink to another.

Philippe Morel, French Ministry Support
Born in Montreal Quebec, Philippe Antoine Morel is currently studying law and formerly pursued a career as a diesel mechanic. Father of one, son Nathaniel, Philippe came to the Lord in 2018. Philippe is now working part time with Lutheran Layman’s League in the hope of reaching French Canada with the Gospel of our Lord.
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.” 

Andrew Jackson, Volunteer Tech Support
Working for a private company in the cyber security industry, Andrew has spent over 20 years in various roles for companies such as Manulife Financial, RIM and NCR technical. He was raised Winnipeg, MB attending Beautiful Savior and meeting his wife Lisa while attending Concordia University of Edmonton. Andrew has supported LLL with maintaining their technical systems and providing the team with the best collaboration and operational services with minimal cost. Andrew is the head elder at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Waterloo and has been a member of Team Zion, the Nicaraguan Mission Team, for 10 years.