List of Regions and their Regional Ambassador

The membership of ELEA is divided into the 9 Regions of the ELCA. Some Regions have a board or committee structure which governs at the regional level; others do not. Each Region has a Regional Ambassador who communicates with and advocates for ELEA at the regional level. Regional Ambassadors meet once annually with ELEA's Executive Director, National Ambassador and President for updates and training. Contact your Regional Ambassador for information and news on what ELEA is doing in your region:

ELEA Regions and their contact persons are:

Region 1 – Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon & Washington
Contact Jackie Ochsner, 360-546-0731
Email: foccp@@comcast.net

Region 2 - Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, western corner of Texas, Utah, Wyoming
Contact Shelli Parajeckas, 949-493-3596
Email: preschool@mygloriadei.org

Region 3 - Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Contact Heather Charmoli, 952-934-4156
Email: hcharmoli@allsaintsmtka.org

Region 4 – Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas (except extreme western corner)
Contact Debbie Tonne, 512-892-2777
Email: dtonne@abidinglove.org

Region 5 – Illinois, Iowa, Michigan U.P., Wisconsin
Contact Heidi LaBounty, 515-689-8334
Email: seedsoffaith@faithlc.org

Region 6 – Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan L.P., Ohio
Contact Geniene Hankey, 330-507-0533
Email: g.hankey@sbcglobal.net

Region 7 - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Eastern Pennsylvania, Vermont
Contact Ruth Ingui, 508-835-8868
Email: ringui@comcast.net

Region 8 – D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Contact Jenny James, 410-465-5977
Email: flcpreschool@firstlutheranec.org

Region 9 – Alabama, Bahamas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Contact Janine Webb, 828-687-8381
Email: jwebb@nativitypreschool.org