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Our mission is to support and encourage the members of the District

in carrying out the mission Christ has given His Church (Matt. 28).

President Peter K. Lange

Rev. Lange served as Senior Pastor of St. John’s, Topeka from 1999 until 2015 when he was elected District President. He also served as 1st Vice President of the Kansas District from 2012 to 2015. Prior to his service in Kansas he was Associate Pastor of St. Paul’s in Concordia, Missouri for nine years. He is a 1984 graduate of Concordia College in River Forest, Illinois and a 1988 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he also earned an S.T.M. in New Testament studies. President Lange and his wife Marcia have four daughters.

Contact Us

  • President's Office:  800-357-4421 ext. 200 or
    785-357-4441 ext. 200
  • President Peter K. Lange:  kspres@kslcms.org
  • Tami Lierz, Administrative Assistant:  tami@kslcms.org  

The District President serves as:

Is the chief executive of the District

  •  Is responsible for implementing the resolutions of the District

Represents the Synod in his District

  • Causes the resolutions of the Synod to be implemented in the District
  •  Serves as liaison between the congregations, District, and Synod

Represents the Synod in connection with ordinations, commissionings, and installations

Visits the congregations of the District in his ministry of ecclesiastical supervision

  • Is to visit each congregation at least once every three years with the assistance of the circuit visitors and vice-presidents
  • Seeks to bring about to the greatest possible degree the achievement of the Synod’s objectives as expressed in Article III of its Constitution
  • Exercises ecclesiastical supervision which includes “visitation, evangelical encouragement and support, care, protection, counsel, advice, admonition, and, when necessary, appropriate disciplinary measures” (LCMS Bylaw 1.2.1(i)

Supervises the doctrine, life, and administration of the rostered workers of his District

Inquires into the prevailing spiritual conditions of the congregations of his District

  • Advises congregations as to the calling of ordained and commissioned ministers, gives counsel, and responds to requests and inquiries