About the Conference

In 2015 WELS hosted both the National School Leadership Conference and WELSTech Conference. Following these conferences, event planners realized that some attendees were interested in both conferences and many had to choose to attend only one. Thinking ahead to the next conference, the decision was made to join forces, and the Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit was born.

The goal is to see the combined summit attendance grow and benefit from a larger group of participants. The variety of options offered at EdTechLead19 will give attendees a full selection of sessions in their area of interest as well as exposure to topics outside of their normal focus, which can lead to unexpected growth.

About the Team

Commission on Lutheran Schools

The Commission on Lutheran Schools guides and assists congregations in advancing the gospel of Jesus by providing resources, training, and personal assistance for starting and strengthening WELS schools. Lutheran Schools staff includes director Jim Rademan, associate director Paul Patterson, national coordinator for early childhood ministry Cindi Holman, and administrative staff, Sarah Krause, Eileen Rosenow, and Abby Truss.

Conference Planning Committee

A dedicated team of committee members is working hard to plan and present this exciting event. This event would not be possible without their tireless efforts.

  • Chris Bartsch – Teacher at Atonement Lutheran School, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sallie Draper – Systems Analyst for WELS Technology, Waukesha, WI
  • Shawn Herkstroeter – Principal and Teacher at Faith Lutheran School, Fond du Lac, WI
  • Ted Klug – Admissions Counselor at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
  • Becky Lindenberg – Education Instructor at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
  • Joshua Schoeneck – Director of Technology and Teacher at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson, WI
  • Alyssa Stuebs – Teacher at Neenah Lutheran School, Neenah, WI
  • Cindy Whaley – Professor of Education at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


As men, women, and children united in faith and worship by the Word of God, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) exists to make disciples throughout the world for time and for eternity, using the gospel in Word and sacrament to win the lost for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the glory of God.