Greg was born and raised in rural Iowa. Graduated from the University of Iowa and Mayo Clinic’s Physical Therapy Program. Received MBA from Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.
Church Affiliation: Transferred membership from Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills to Hope Lutheran Church in 2015.
Career and Experience: Director – Rehabilitation Services at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Lincoln, Alabama since 2004. Founder and Managing Member of Impairment Rating Services of Alabama, LLC. Served as treasurer for several not-for-profit organizations. Elected President of Hope’s Church Council in 2016. Served as elder and Sunday School teacher at LCMS churches in Michigan and Tennessee.
Personal: Greg is married to Peggy and they have two children: Matthew and Kathryn.
Robby Trione is originally from Fairhope, AL. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama. Emily and Robby were married in 2007. Emily and Robby have lived in Montgomery, New York, Connecticut and Fairhope before moving to Birmingham. The Triones have three children: Charlotte, Sam, and Denny. Robby taught high school video production and animation for four and half years before moving to Birmingham to accept a video commercial editing job with Spectrum Reach. Robby served as a trustee for St Paul’s Church in Norwalk, CT. He also served as the Chairman of Education for two years at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fairhope.
Robby was elected as Vice President for the 2017 and 2018 years.
Beth lived in Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina before moving to Alabama in 2007. She has been a member of Hope Lutheran Church since 2009.
Beth works as a Customer Service Representative for EBSCO Information Services in Birmingham. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Patrick Henry College (2005) and a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Southern Mississippi (2011). Her research in the fields of history and library science has been published in the peer-reviewed journals Serials Review and Historical Research.
Born and raised on the west side of Birmingham. Went to Jones Valley High and attended UAB.
I Worked in the banking industry for over 25 years. When my husband retired from the Navy, we moved to Greenville, OH where I worked as a deputy auditor for county government. We were members of St Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville. There I served on the finance committee.
We moved south to Pensacola, FL. in 2002 for a warmer climate. While there, we were members of Shepherd of the Bay in Lillian, AL. and also Immanuel Lutheran in Pensacola FL. I served on council at Shepherd of the Bay. At Immanuel, I served as their treasurer for 4 years.
James and I were married for 22years. Several years after he went to be with our Lord, I decided to move back home to be with my family.
Michael Rogowski grew up in rural northwest Indiana and has been involved in the LCMS church from a young age. He joined Hope Lutheran Church in 2015, transferred from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lubbock Texas. He attended Concordia University Wisconsin graduating in 2009 with a BS in Exercise Physiology and Chemistry, Ball State University graduating in 2011 with a MS in Exercise Physiology, and Texas Tech University graduating in 2015 with a PhD. in Nutritional Science. He currently works at UAB as a post-doctoral trainee as part of the Interdisciplinary Training In Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine program with the UAB Center for Exercise Medicine.
Michael is a competitive weight lifter and enjoys apologetic studies in addition to Lutheran theology. Michael was elected to serve as financial secretary, and has experience with this position, having helped his mother for years who continues to perform this duty for their hometown church.
Pastor Porter was born in Childersburg, Alabama in 1941 and graduated from Phyllis Wheatley High School. He was an only child. He moved to Los Angeles, California in 1963 and married his wife Janice Henderson in 1970. They have two grown children.
Arthur came to the ministry as a second career. The first half of his working life was as an attorney. He was baptized into the Baptist church at an early age, but after meeting his wife, Janice, he was introduced to the Lutheran Church and was strongly convicted by their teaching of the word. He served in many leadership roles in the church, particularly as a teacher and after persistent encouragement from his pastor and others and wrestling with the Holy Spirit, he was convicted and entered the Lutheran seminary at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Masters of Divinity, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Juris Doctor, Laverne University Law School, Laverne, California
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, California State University Los Angeles
For years Arthur’s parish ministry emphasized the grace of God with uncompromising commitment to practical, biblical truth and its application. He has served the following congregations in his pastoral ministry.
Arthur has always demonstrated a serving heart demonstrated by his involvement in many community, business and public and Christian organizations. He contributes opinions to newspaper articles and have authored a book, The Slavery of Christian Freedom,” published by Tate Publishing Company. He has hosted a religious trip to Germany (Footsteps of Martin Luther) and two trips to the Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus).
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