The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Meet our staff
Daniel J. Lehmann

I am a lifelong Lutheran with decades of experience in secular journalism. Like many of you, I’m interested in the theological and historical roots of our faith and how that plays out in the contemporary world. I want to know what our church me...

Julie B. Sevig
Managing Editor

I joined the staff in 2000 as a section editor, and have had the great privilege of writing and editing hundreds of stories about congregations of the ELCA. My family belongs to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago. Every time I pick up the newest...

Megan Brandsrud
Associate Editor

Brandsrud is an associate editor of The Lutheran.

Erin Strybis
Associate Editor

Erin Strybis is an associate editor of The Lutheran. She’s also a runner, yogi and avid reader. She and her husband live in Chicago and attend Resurrection Lutheran Church in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. 

Andrea S. Pohlmann Kulik
Editorial Production Manager

After 18 years and five job titles, you can now find me happily working away at copyediting, production flow, some layouts, overseeing the magazine’s correspondents and other duties. And as editor of the “Youngchurch” page I love to...

Michelle Goodman

Michelle is Manager for Graphics and Artistic Direction, and Art Director for The Lutheran.

Kathryn Hillert Brewer
Associate Art Director

I design the cover and layout the magazine, and I gather photos and commission art to illuminate the magazine's content, discovering the great work the people of the ELCA do in Christ's name. Working collaboratively with a great staff is the best par...

Barbara Fletcher
Administrative Coordinator

I was in the position of have been in my position as Assistant to the Editor at The Lutheran since July 2008 and am now Strategic Communications Coordinator.  It has been challenging, interesting and fun learning about magazine publishing and I ...

Jeff Favre
Contributing Editor

I am a contributing editor since March 1999, and I was previously the assistant editor. My niche: writing the stories that get all the hate mail. I try not to take it personally. I am now living ...

Robert C. Blezard
Study Guide Editor

After 25 fun years in journalism, ending with a wonderful job at The Lutheran magazine, the message God was telling me for years finally sunk in: "Don't write about ministry. Do ministry." So I retooled, was ordained in 2006 and now serve as pastor o...

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