(L-R) Rochelle Krolak, Katy Pushka (President), Lynne Jacobson, Donna Pushka, Morgan Spitler, Denise Witkowski (Secretary), Katie Breier (Vice President), and Abbey McArthur (Treasurer). Not Pictured: Heather Meyer.
George M. Benson
George is our Outreach Director. After taking a number of years off of professional ministry, he's happy to be back doing the hard work worth doing. Happily married with two cats and a kid on the way, his first book, We Don't Trust Your Theology, was published by Resource Publications (an imprint of Wipf & Stock) and was released in December of 2021.
Jack Bartelheim grew up at Augsburg. His parents and siblings were active members here. Jack was confirmed at Augsburg in 1962 and participated in many Luther League activities throughout high school. Jack attended the University of Toledo following high school. He married Carol in 1972, and they recently celebrated their 45th anniversary. They have three children and eight grandchildren. Jack and Carol enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and taking them to the Toledo Zoo. Jack has a 1978 Pontiac Trans Am which he has taken to several car shows and received different awards throughout the years.
Lori Reid is a lifelong member of Augsburg Church and has been part of the staff as the Administrative Secretary since 2008. Lori received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toledo. While she was raising her two daughters, Lori worked at their school as a building substitute and ran a home based business for nine years. Prior to starting a family, Lori worked at several area schools, and as a sales clerk for a luggage and clothing retailers. Currently, Lori and her husband Neil, are enjoying their time as empty nesters by traveling and checking out wineries and craft breweries in Ohio and Michigan.
Sylvia Doak Loe
Sylvia Doak Loe is a native of Toledo, attending Scott High School, the College Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and graduating from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. As a member of the Rockette Choristers, Sylvia toured with them for five years and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969. Sylvia began teaching at Mason Consolidated Schools in Erie, MI in 1961 and retired from there after thirty years as a vocal music teacher. Sylvia toured with her choirs for ten years. As a choir director and organist, she has served for sixty-one years at Holy Cross Lutheran, Upton United Methodist, Fairgreen Presbyterian, Faith UCC, First Baptist of Greater Toledo (where she is a member) and currently at Augsburg Church. Sylvia married Ronald Loe in 1960 and he passed away in 2007. They raised four sons and now have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sylvia's love of traveling shows in the fact that she has been to all fifty states and many countries, including Australia. Iceland is on her bucket list. For the last twenty six years, Sylvia has worked for Central Travel, as an independent salesperson, organizing trips for groups.