LCMC Texas

God’s wish is our command. Literally.

LUTHERAN CONGREGATIONS

IN MISSION FOR CHRIST

… IN TEXAS!

We are an association of congregations whose understanding of the Faith is rooted in the Bible and the Lutheran Confessions. We recognize the congregation, gathered around God’s Word and Sacraments, is the Church, so we don’t get much more hierarchical than that.
God’s Word is clear: We were created for a purpose; we were redeemed for a purpose; we are set apart for a purpose! Jesus calls us to follow him, and join in the
great work of making disciples of all nations. We know it’s not merely about “going” to Church – we are supposed to be the Church!
Our connection to LCMC is not hierarchical or legislative, but geographical: Primarily, we exist to promote fellowship, mutual ministry and church planting. Over fifty congregations have saddled up to ride with us, and our posse is always looking for more good hands. Yee-haw!

Interested?

• Read our constitution
• Apply for membership.
• Learn more about LCMC
• Learn more about Lutheran Christianity
 

District Council

The council is made up of pastors and members of congregations from across Texas who serve three-year terms. Though each hails from a member congregation, council members are elected to represent the interests of the District as a whole. The primary function of the District Council is to oversee the Director of Mission Growth, the vision and mission of the District, and the program ministry of the District, especially the Annual Gathering held each summer.
 

Chair

Jon Bielfeldt 
Jon serves as Pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall. As a member of the Texas District Council, Jon is very supportive of our efforts to keep discipleship as a primary directive for all of us so that we may truly live into our name as Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.
 
 

Vice-Chair

 John Sellers 
John is a member of Living Word Lutheran Church in Grapevine.
 

Secretary

 Alsen Wenzel 
Alsen is Senior Pastor of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Yoakum.
 

Treasurer

 Dennis DeReese 
Dennis is a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Orange Grove
 
 
 Harry Dietz 
Harry is a lay minister and member of Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin.
 
 Doris Ennglehardt 
Doris is a native Texan and life-long Lutheran. Residing in Seguin with husband Ted, Doris is an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in Seguin, where she serves on the Church Council.  She has also served as chair of the Stewardship Committee and Treasurer of our Lutheran Women of Faith.  Doris is proud to be a member of the District Council, and it is her hope that the can help further the mission and outreach programs of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ: to go and make disciples.
 
Judy Henfy 
Judy is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels.
 
 
 
 Greg Knippa 
Greg is Pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Castroville.
 
 
 Ryan Kowlessar 
Ryan is Associate Pastor of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Victoria.
 
 
Maggie Skalka 
Maggie is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hondo. She has a passion for mission work in Nicaragua and on the Texas/Mexico border and has served as a leader on the Evangelism and Mission Committee, in the SPLC quilters, Church Library and has also worked part-time in the church office. With a background in nursing, Maggie is proud Veteran (USAF), mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
 
Jeremy Walloch 
Jeremy has a passion to magnify the Word of God and be radically obedient to Jesus. He is the senior pastor of Martin Luther Church in Giddings. His sermons are podcasted at ChurchOnMain.org. Jeremy and his wife live in Giddings with their four daughters.
 
Donna Zipp 
Donna is Pastor of First Lutheran Church in El Campo.
 

Director of Mission Growth

Pastor Bryce Formwalt
bryce@lcmctexas.org    |    512-942-7776
 
Since July 2015, Bryce Formwalt has served as our Director of Mission Growth.  Together with his wife, Lisa, and sons, Cole and Simeon, he makes his home in Georgetown, Texas, just north of Austin. He is a graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa and the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Bryce has had diverse experiences in ministry, serving in Ohio, Illinois, and North Dakota in both suburban and rural settings as a solo, associate, and lead pastor. A native of Iowa, Bryce is still and avid Hawkeye fan, enjoys camping and hiking with the family and loves fast cars.  But his greatest passion is the mission of the church.
 
Bryce’s objective is to help catalyze disciple-making and church planting movements across Texas and to help Texas District congregations live into the dreams that God has for their futures.  He is available to help coach congregations in mission, vision, evangelism, and discipleship.  
The Director of Mission Growth position is supported through financial contributions to our LCMC Texas District from member congregations and generous individuals who share this vision.  If you’d like to support the mission of LCMC Texas, you may send your tax-deductible contribution to LCMC Texas, PO Box 58, Hondo, TX 78861.  To make a contribution via credit card, call 512-942-7776.

 

IT’S GOD’S COUNTRY

So naturally, there should be a congregation nearby. 

 

We’ve got some fifty odd locations throughout the Republic, some little, some big. And there’s more on the way. If you’re looking for a church home or just passing through on a weekend somewhere, stop by and see us!

Whether you are just passing through or finally settling down, chances are we’re in your area.