Meet the Board and Staff

Our Board Members

Nominate a Candidate to serve on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada! As you keep the Board and Staff in your prayers, we ask that you also prayerfully consider a potential nominee that you think would be great addition to the board. A willingness to serve and a passion to help share the Gospel is just the beginning! To learn more about the position and the eligibility requirements please call 1-800-555-6236 or email our managing director Lisa Jackson at director@lll.ca.

Download the current nomination form here LLL-C nomination form June 2024

Stephen Braaten, President (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).

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!
Brenda Reimer, Treasurer (Leduc County AB)

A lifelong resident of Leduc County, AB and member at St. Peter’s, Leduc, Brenda is married to Brent. They have volunteered at Lifestyles Community in Leduc, AB since 2018 to bring church and chaplain services to the seniors there. Growing up on the farm, Brenda has worked in the fields, fed cows, and done whatever needs doing – including learning how to be a bookkeeper from scratch.  She earned a BA in English and Music (minor in religious studies) from Concordia in Edmonton and followed that with a BSc and MSc from the University of Alberta.  Her day job has taken her around the world and she is currently the Knowledge Mobilization Officer for the Poultry Innovation Partnership.  She has a passion for serving the Lord in her community and is currently a director of the Leduc Community Hospital Foundation and the Chair of the Leduc Hub Association which provides shelter and other essential services to the homeless in Leduc and District.

Helga Danielson, Recording Secretary (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. 

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.
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. 

Rev. John Makey, Director (Port Colborne ON)

Married to Linda for 48 years with 3 adult children, all of whom are married with families of their own, including 9 grandchildren. John graduated as a Certified General Accountant in 1975. He has worked in private business as well as at all three levels of government (federal, provincial, and municipal). He entered seminary in 1987, and was ordained at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fisherville in August 1991. Pastor John has served first at Trinity Lutheran, Kurtzville, and at St. Peter’s Lutheran, Port Colborne, and visitation Pastor at Trinity, Fisherville, as well as, vacancy Pastor at Christ Lutheran, St. Catharines. He continues to preach in various congregations when Pastors need time away or vacation. He has served as Pastoral advisor in different positions for the LLL, LWML Canada, EDLYA, as well as, the Youth Committee of the Ontario District. He and Linda are members of Christ Lutheran, St. Catharines where they worship. John is the chairman of the Refugee committee at Christ. The committee is preparing to welcome the refugee family they are sponsoring. In retirement Pastor John still preaches, does accounting work for his son’s small business, enjoys his grandchildren, going to the gym, and spring summer and fall enjoys flower gardening and working in the yard, plus helping out people wherever needed.

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!
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!

Sylvia Das, Administrative Assistant

Sylvia’s first exposure to Lutheran Hour Ministries was as a college broadcasting graduate in Simcoe, ON. Over 19 years, she worked as a radio copywriter and interviewer in Niagara, Hamilton, and Toronto. Alongside her husband, Rev. Joe Das, and with their three children, Sylvia has volunteered in various congregations across Canada and Scotland, and is now settled at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Elmira, ON. She leads Women’s Bible Studies and has assisted newcomers as an ESL Conversation Partner. As a freelance writer, her work is found in The Canadian Lutheran, Tapestry and CBC Canada Writes. Sylvia’s blend of media experience and ministry zeal led her to the national office of Lutheran Laymen’s League and Lutheran Hour Ministries Canada, completing a fulfilling circle of service.

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.