Our Church Council generally meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm
in the Sanctuary Hall at Living Lord. All are welcome to attend our regular
Meet Our Executive Team
Tell me about Al
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Tell me about Greg
Greg and his wife Lynn joined Living Lord in 2013, a year after retiring and moving to the Bradenton area from Connecticut.
Besides working in Information Technology for his entire career, Greg also has been involved in church music for 40 years in
directing choirs, handbells, and dramas. Snowbirds, Greg and Lynn enjoy summering in Casco, Maine.
Tell me about Karla
Karla was born in Bloomington, IL. She is a confirmed ELCA Lutheran. She moved to Florida in 2000. Her and her husband
Danny joined Living Lord in 2015. She has been a Sunday School teacher the last 2 years. Her son Connor was confirmed
last September and is an active member of the Youth Group.
Tell me about John
John was born in Michigan, confirmed in a Missouri Synod church in Adrian, MI. Graduated from the University of
Michigan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked in the automotive supply in several engineering functions.
Retired in 2002, and moved to Bradenton full-time in 2006. Marlene and I have been members at LLLC for about 9 years.
Meet Our 'Council at Large'
Tell me about Ruth
Ruth is a lifelong Lutheran, graduate of Valparaiso University and DuPage College (LTA). Serving on the Living Lord
Administration Team, AV resource center, Sunday School teacher and adult Education facilitator. Member since 2009.
Retired library assistant and high school teacher. Resident of Garden Lakes. Married to Bill.
Tell me about Matt
My name is Matt Palmtag, I am a life long Lutheran disciple of Christ, as well as a husband and father. I have been a
member of LLLC for approximately seven years. I have participated in several
volunteer roles, including: Sunday School Teacher, Property Team Laborer, Assistant Administrator for the Sunday School
Program, Secretary of the Council, and currently the Education Team Leader of the Council.
I am fish biologist and a career educator. I currently serve the community as a senior faculty member
in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. My pastimes include: outdoor activities with
my family, offshore fishing, archery hunting, aquarist, and sports fan.
Tell me about Bob
Bob was raised in Indiana and attended Indiana and Purdue Universities. He worked in Sales and marketing of consumer
products. Retired 15 years ago, attended LLLC for 9 years and a member for 7. Spouse is Carolyn and they live in Rosedale.
Tell me about Parish Life
The Director of Parish Life serves as the Council Representative for many of the teams that encompass the life of the members at
Living Lord. Those teams currently are: Celebration of Life; Christian Life Groups; Faith Community Nursing, Fellowship; Men's Network;
Outreach; Stephen Ministry; and Sunshine Ministry.
Tell me about Steve
Steve was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Pittsburgh for 40+ years. From there he and his wife, Beth, have lived in Buffalo (NY),
Lancaster (PA), and Hartford (CT) before moving to the Bradenton area in 2014, when they joined LLLC. Steve is chair of our Stewardship Committee.
He also serves on our Evangelism Committee, and is also the facilitator for our Men's Ministry. He is a life long Lutheran.
Tell me about Herb
Herb was born in Washington D.C. He was raised in Kansas City, Mo. where he met and married wife Mary. We became LCA Lutherans
after we were married. His adult life consisted of raising 3 sons and working as an electrical engineer for several utility
companies. They have lived in Bradenton and been a member of Living Lord for 17 years. Herb enjoys volunteering and spending
time with 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, and 1 great grandson.
Tell me about Larry
I was born and raised in north central Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa for both my undergraduate and law degree.
I worked for 25 years at a life insurance company in Syracuse, NY and after leaving the insurance company I developed my own
law practice, specializing in estate planning, eldercare law, business organization, fringe benefit planning, and real estate law.
After living in Syracuse, NY for 38 years my wife and I retired to Bradenton, Florida in 2013. I began to attend LLLC in 2005 while
snowbirding, and became an associate member in 2008, and subsequently a full time member in 2013.
Tell me about Sami
Sami is a senior at Manatee High School. She has been attending Living Lord since she was a baby and is very active in the church youth.