Aerial view of WLC

WLC Leadership

Founded in 1973, Wisconsin Lutheran College is owned and operated by a corporation whose members consist of WELS congregations from across the country. The Board of Regents directs the overall activities of the College in consultation with and through the administrative offices of the College, including the College President and the various Vice Presidents, who together form the President's Cabinet.

Dr. Daniel W. Johnson was inaugurated as the third full-time president of Wisconsin Lutheran College in April 2009. President Johnson is honored to lead a special mission and ministry within the higher education landscape, one that offers academic excellence rooted in Christ, promotes spiritual growth, and prepares men and women for lives of Christian leadership as they embark upon 21st century careers and influence their families, churches, communities, and workplaces.

President's Cabinet

Jon Boche
Jon Boche Office of Student Life, President's Cabinet Vice President of Student Life 414.443.8825
Lucas Faust
Lucas Faust Office of Admissions, President's Cabinet Vice President of Enrollment 414.443.8720
Jon Flanagan
Jon Flanagan Office of Human Resources, President's Cabinet Vice President of Human Resources 414.443.8826
Diane Hoehnke
Diane Hoehnke Business Office, President's Cabinet Vice President of Finance 414.443.8627
Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson Office of the President, President's Cabinet President 414.443.8952
John Kolander
John Kolander Office of the Provost, President's Cabinet Provost 414.443.8816
Richard Mannisto
Richard Mannisto Office of Development, President's Cabinet Vice President of Advancement 414.443.8788
Ryan Oertel
Ryan Oertel Operations Office, President's Cabinet Vice President of Operations 414.443.8590

Academic Affairs


Wisconsin Lutheran College is divided into three academic colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies, and College of Health Sciences.

The head of the Office of Academic Affairs is WLC's Provost, Dr. John D. Kolander.

The Deans are Dr. Jarrod Erbe, College of the Arts and Sciences; Dr. David Brightsman, College of Professional Studies; and Dr. Robert Balza, College of Health Sciences. Dr. Allison Phillips serves as the Dean of Student Success and Prof. Paul Burmeister serves as the Assistant Dean of Advising.

Board of Regents

  • C. Peter Aisbet (Chair), Slinger, Wisconsin
  • Steven Boettcher, Hartland, Wisconsin
  • Matthew Burow, West Bend, Wisconsin
  • Rev. James Buske, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Kirk DeNoyer, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
  • Gary Drska, Muskego, Wisconsin
  • Bruce Eberle, Vienna, Virginia
  • Rev. Jonathan Enter, South St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Patricia Freer, Fremont, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Terry Gueldner, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • Verlyn Hahn, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Charles Kluenker, Roseville, California
  • Jon Leverence, Sarasota, Florida
  • Rev. Carlos Leyrer, Doral, Florida
  • Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, Bryan, Texas
  • Jamie Luehring, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • Rev. Jeremy Mattek, Willis, Texas
  • Dr. David Miller, Abrams, Wisconsin
  • Dawn Myers, Naples, Florida
  • Rev. Jared Oldenburg, Castle Rock, Colorado
  • John Pahmeier, Mequon, Wisconsin
  • Greg Patterson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Tom Plath, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Kent Raabe, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • Dr. William Raasch, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Jim Reinert, Parkville, Missouri
  • Rev. Aaron Robinson, New Ulm, Minnesota
  • Paul Scriver, Kansasville, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Zach Shiels, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Chellee Siewert, Big Bend, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Gary Stimac, Houston, Texas
  • Lawrence Totsky, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
  • Debra Waller, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Dr. Ronald White, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Dr. Rhoda Wolle, St. Francis, Wisconsin
  • Mark Wrightsman, Venice, Florida