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About the ALCA Western Mission

The Western Mission, founded in 1945, is a mission of the Apostolic Lutheran Church of America. Our purpose is to serve smaller churches and congregations in the western United States and Canada which do not have established pastors. We send ministers upon request at no cost to the congregation served. Several areas are served on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. Our costs are supported entirely by donations from ALC congregations and individuals.

Board Members

Chairman – Will Matson (Hockinson)

Asst. Chairman – Sam Kandoll (Hockinson)

Secretary – Jon Johnson (Clatskanie)

Asst. Secretary – Eric Holmgren (Vancouver)

Treasurer – Greg Somero (Castle Rock)

Asst. Treasurer – Cary Johnson (Astoria)

Trustee – Dan Karnes (Vancouver)

Trustee – Tristan Matson (Hockinson)

Trustee – Trenton Wilson (Hockinson)

To contact a board member, please email, or fill out our online contact form.

How To Contribute

The Western Mission is supported solely by the congregations of the ALC and many individuals. If you wish to donate, please send it to the following address:

 ALC Western Mission
PO Box 1304
Kalama, WA 98625

If you need our federal ID # or other forms, please request it when your donation is submitted.


To visit the Federation website, click here.

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