Keynote Speakers & Worship

Kip Tyler – Opening Worship
Senior Pastor, Lutheran Church of the Master

Kip Tyler is married to Sherri, has five kids, three who are married, and three grand kids. He has served Lutheran Church of the Master in Omaha since 1993. He served six years as Pastor of Small Groups and since 1999 has been Senior Pastor. He served on the LCMC Ministry Board from 2002 - 2007 and just completed his final term on the LCMC Board of Trustees this past October.

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Nathan Anenson 
Senior Pastor, Lutheran Church of the Cross

Nathan Anenson is Sr. Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, Iowa.  He received his MDiv from Luther Seminary with a concentration in Congregational Mission and Leadership.  Nathan loves seeing Jesus transform lives and is passionate about training leaders to be catalysts for the Church living into God’s mission in the 21st Century.  He enjoys golfing, softball, and going on adventures with his family. Nathan is married to Lisa and they are blessed with two boys, Luke and Levi. 


Mike Bradley
Director, The Alliance of Renewal Churches

Mike Bradley serves as Director for The Alliance of Renewal Churches (ARC) network.  He graduated from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN with a B.A. in Youth and Family Ministries; and from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA with a Masters of Divinity (MDiv). He brings over 30 years of leadership experience in Christian ministry, having served in a variety of positions in congregational contexts, and also as the President for The Mater’s Institute Seminary. Mike’s passion is to help Christians rediscover what it means to be a safe–place people in order to increase their effectiveness for living lives of witness in the world, and developing healthy leaders and disciples in the church. He writes and teaches extensively on Being a Safe Place for the Dangerous Kind, Hearing God Together, Holy Spirit: What Difference Does He Make?, Moving on with God, and Leadership for the Kingdom of God. Mike is an outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, golf, and mountain biking and, and also enjoys reading. He and his wife of thirty-eight years, Debi, have five children and two grandsons. They live in Gilbert, Arizona.


Rev. Dr. Sean Kelly
Senior Pastor, Peñasquitos Lutheran Church 

Sean Kelly is Sr. Pastor of Peñasquitos Lutheran Church in San Diego, CA.  He is passionate about the interconnectivity of the Body of Christ expressed in the local church and working towards a focused mission in the community.  He believes the best way to connect people to the power of God is by connecting them with one another through the common value and language of faith in Jesus.

Since 2012, Sean has served on LCMC’s Board of Trustees.  He considers it an honor to serve the association in this role.

Previous to Peñasquitos Lutheran, he served Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN. Sean is a graduate of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA (BA, Music), Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN (M. Div.), and Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA (D. Min., Leadership Development).

Sean and his wife Jenny have four sons, one daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and one dog. He enjoys laughing, smiling, talking, golfing and Husker football.


Noah Ruppert
Worship Pastor, Lutheran Church of the Cross

Noah is Worship Pastor at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, IA. He has been actively serving in worship ministry for 15 years and is working towards a Masters of Divinity at The Masters Institute.  Noah is married to Emily and they have a two-year-old boy, Joel. His hobbies include kickboxing, disc golfing, and watching the Minnesota Vikings win! He is excited to be part of the mission minded and disciple making shift the church is experiencing and moving through today. 


TJ Anderson
Former Senior Pastor, Upper Arlington Lutheran Church

TJ Anderson has over 25 years experience in Lutheran congregational ministry and is the former senior pastor of Upper Arlington Lutheran Church in Columbus, OH. TJ has a passion for the Church to have a vision to live out the Great Commission through disciple making. We have talked about disciple making for years. Now is the time to equip every believer with practical tools to make disciples. We know that we are successful in congregational ministry when every believer in Jesus is making a disciple of someone who does not yet know Jesus.


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