Our Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) team members:
Rev. Dallas Miller is the Administrator of Jesus Cares Ministries and The Lutheran Home Association’s Director of Spiritual Services. Previously, he served 7 years as Chaplain at The Lutheran Home Campus in Belle Plaine, which includes The Lutheran Home: Hope Residence, a home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He has helped organized and serve as director of a 3 day special needs retreat, “Joy in Jesus,” for over 10 years and has served the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod District Special Ministries Committee for over 20 years. After completing his pre-seminary training at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota, Pastor Miller received his pastoral degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon. Pastor Miller is thankful for the opportunities to share the Truth and Love of Jesus.
Pastor Miller can be reached at (952) 873-4743 or 1-888-600-TLHA (8542), ext. 114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Luetke has served as a Jesus Cares Ministries Representative since 2006. She has always been interested in serving people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her interest in special ministries began more than 35 years ago, and her experience includes volunteering in special education and working in direct care. She is also very active in the Jesus Cares Ministries program at her church. Julie is always excited when churches design a ministry for people with developmental disabilities in their communities. She likes brainstorming with volunteers to help them better their classes to reach more people.
Julie can be reached at (320) 522-2379 or email@example.com.
Jackie Mayer serves as Community Relations Director for Jesus Cares Ministries. She helps develop “New Friends”, other JCM programs and authors the askjackie.org blog. She shares, “JCM is such an important ministry to families like mine. I firmly believe that every church should support JCM in some way because when parents first find out their child has special needs, their starting place for resources and support should be their pastor and church family. JCM can give them the resources they need to do so. This ministry has such an impact for the special needs community, the volunteers and my own son. I consider myself blessed to be working with my ‘heroes’ because they work passionately to care for and support families like mine.”
Jackie may be reached at (920) 860-0639 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Minister Bill Truebenbach first came to The Lutheran Home Association in 2002 to work in mission advancement and is currently a Jesus Cares Ministries Program Coordinator. He has completed the Staff Ministry Certification from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. Through workshops, reading and learning from mentors in this area, he has learned more about working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Bill has been blessed to enjoy many activities with JCM participants, including seeing them be confirmed, going fishing, and more.
Bill can be reached at (262) 677-2066 or email@example.com.