The mission of Higher Things® is to assist parents, congregations, and pastors in cultivating, encouraging and promoting a distinctively Lutheran identity among their youth and young adults.
To fulfill this mission, Higher Things:
Higher Things® is a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Higher Things is an organization of pastors, teachers and laity that seek to teach the faith to the youth of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
The Rev. George Borghardt, President
The Rev. Duane Bamsch, Vice-President
Terra Bella, CA
The Rev. Joel Fritsche, Secretary
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Mr. Eric Maiwald, Treasurer
Union Bridge, MD
The Rev. Dr. Carl Fickenscher
Fort Wayne, IN
Mr. Bob Myers
The Rev. Chris Rosebrough
Mrs. Sue Pellegrini
Dr. Matt Phillips
The executives are roll-up-your-sleeves action types who oversee and coordinate the various operations that make up Higher Things®: Magazine, Web, Conferences, and Leadership Development and Training. They, and the talented people who work with them, are the folks who make Higher Things® happen.
Sandra Ostapowich, Conferences
Connie Brammeier, Business
Kansas City, MO
Rev. Aaron Fenker, Media
Ann Osburn, Marketing
Erica Jacoby, Development