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Council Members

The Council of Atonement Lutheran Church is responsible for establishing, and then ensuring and safeguarding the congregational vision for mission.  Along with the Pastor they provide counsel to the Ministry Directors.  Click here for communications and updates to the congregation. 

Pete Anderson

Council - President
Pete and Denise Anderson have been Atonement members since 1995. They have three kids in high school, Jacob, Maggie and Sam. Denise and the kids are all quite active at Atonement. Pete teaches ...

Patrick Rossol-Allison

Council - Vice President
Patrick is originally from Germany and is a true world traveller. He has lived in Costa Rica and Canada for extended periods of time. While in graduate school in North Carolina, he met his wife Jessie...

Todd Briggeman

Council - Treasurer
Todd is a mechanical engineer for Black & Veatch. His family consists of Erin Briggeman, his wife, and Putter the family Golden Retriever. Todd and Erin are currently leading an adult small group ...

Janette Schumm

Council - Secretary
Janette and her husband Gene moved from Wyoming to Kansas City in 1971 and joined Atonement in 1976. Their son, Keith, lives in Shawnee with his wife, Katie. Janette owned and operated a Certified ...

Shana Stelzer

Council - Spiritual Life Youth Liaison
Shana Stelzer works as a small animal relief veterinarian in the Kansas City Metro area. She and her husband, David have been members of Atonement since 2004. They have 2 children, Benjamin (4) and ...

Phyllis Jensen

Council - Spiritual Life Education
Phyllis is a retired school counselor. She has been a member of Atonement since 1973. Phyllis has two daughters, Jennifer and Jill. Jennifer and Andy Kesinger and their children are members of ...

Mandy Heitman

Council - Missional Life Liaison
Mandy is an attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon as a litigation analyst in their pharmaceutical and medical device division. She lives in Overland Park and has been an Atonement member since 2006. ...

Sue Kaldahl

Council - Worship Life Liaison


Joe Johansen

Council - Resources & Property Liaison


Erik Olson

Council - Stewardship
I have been married for twelve years. My wife, Kim, and I have two children, Michael and Katy who are seven and five years old. I have been a member since 1982 and Kim has been since 1999 when we ...

Jim Dalbec

Council - Atonement Foundation


Timothy Ternes

Council - Personnel/ HR