Faith SpelbringFaith is an alumna of Concordia University in Irvine, California and a Fellow of the Academy of Christian Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.  Before joining ALMA, her professional career included working with Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) for more than seven years in areas of Digital Outreach, Regional Outreach Conference planning, and volunteer recruitment and training.  Before joining LHM, she served as Director of Christian Education at University Lutheran Chapel serving the UCLA campus where she lead Bible studies, mission trips and outreach efforts among students.  There, she also served on the board of the University Religious Conference, which promoted inter-religious dialog, and acted as the staff advisor to UCLA’s Veritas Forum, a group that held presentations, debates and other special events on campus to addressed people’s intellectual struggles with Christianity.

Faith brings a wealth of experience in outreach, missions, conference planning, and grant writing to her work at ALMA. She has worked alongside volunteers in many districts throughout the United States and in Canada. She has a positive, can-do attitude and unstoppable drive to bring the Good News of Jesus to hurting people everywhere.

She recently told us, “I am so excited to begin working with ALMA!  Mission-minded people are the most inspiring people on the planet. They work hard, have the most vital purpose for their work, and deserve to be supported as they strive to share Jesus! I will do everything I can to listen to the needs of our members and provide them with resources and support!”

She and her husband, Chris, live in Belleville, Illinois where he is pastor of Zion Lutheran Church. They have four children ages 11, 8, 6 and 3. She is currently very active at outreach through her church, volunteers in her local community, and is working on her thesis to earn her Master's degree in Theology from her alma mater. Her thesis addresses sharing Christ online with Millennials.


About ALMA

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) is dedicated "To connecting and equipping Lutherans for God's Mission."

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies is a professional service organization linking and equipping Lutheran mission agencies, congregations, and individuals for sharing and demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

ALMA encourages cooperation in mission efforts in order to advance God's mission.

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ALMA would like to offer our collective thanks to Lorraine Roach for her years of dedicated service as ALMA’s Executive Director.  Lorraine has blessed this organization with her expertise and diligence, seeing us through many transitions.  We wish her well in her new endeavor and pray for blessings on her work and family!

In her final message to us, Lorraine said, “It has been an honor for me to serve you and ALMA for the past three years…Thank you again for your patience, prayers, and support. God has been faithful, and Mark and I continue to seek His will for our next steps. Please also pray for and support Faith in her new role as your Executive Director.”

Lorraine, receive this blessing from Numbers 6:24-26,

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
  The Lord make His face shine upon you,
  And be gracious to you;
  The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
  And give you peace.”