Who We Are

Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering excellent plenary speakers, informative workshop leaders, provocative worship experiences, and incredible networking opportunities for all who are passionate about stewardship and generosity. Drawing leaders from across the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and beyond, Stewardship Kaleidoscope is designed to help participants explore stewardship, in its many colorful dimensions!

Our mission is to create an annual event that:

  • Ignites generosity among Lutherans and Presbyterians
  • Gives practical tools for cultivating generosity in congregations
  • Expands the leadership capacity of those who lead stewardship initiatives
  • Cultivates adaptive approaches for funding Christ’s mission

Venues vary annually, and you can count on Stewardship Kaleidoscope to provide Real Tools for Real Ministry!


An all volunteer planning team coordinates, plans, promotes, and executes the conference each year. Below are the current planning team members:

  • Cheryl Galan
    Transition Pastor
    Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Mequon WI (PCUSA)
  • Maggie Harmon
    Ministry Relations Officer
    Presbyterian Foundation (PCUSA)
  • Robert Hay, Jr. (Co-Chair)
    Ministry Relations Officer
    Presbyterian Foundation (PCUSA)
  • Rhonda Kruse
    Mission Engagement Advisor
    Presbyterian Mission Agency (PCUSA)
  • Elizabeth Little
    Church Consultant
    Board of Pensions (PCUSA)
  • Lisa Longo (Co-Chair)
    Ministry Relations Officer
    Presbyterian Foundation (PCUSA)
  • Stefanie Marsden
    Relationship Manager
    Texas Presbyterian Foundation (PCUSA)
  • Amy Mendez
    Pastor for Church Development and Multiracial Ministries
    Presbytery of Denver (PCUSA)
  • Keith Mundy
    Program Director for Stewardship
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
  • Rene Myers
    Mission Engagement Advisor
    Presbyterian Mission Agency (PCUSA)
  • Charles Spencer
    Honorably Retired
    Heartland Presbytery (PCUSA)
  • Mark Stauffer
    Council President
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church Encinitas, CA (ELCA)
  • David Stipp-Bethune
    Pastor
    FPC, El Dorado, AR (PCUSA)
  • Janis Upeslacis
    Hudson River Presbytery
    Stewardship Team and Grants Committee (PCUSA)
  • Dick Witzke
    Ruling Elder
    Donegal Presbytery (PCUSA)