Florida Region

ALOA – Florida is the first Region chartered by ALOA and will be a model for Regional Development across the country. The strength of the Florida Region is built on the commitment of those active in ministry for adults age 50 and up, individually and in congregations, as well as the support and inter-Lutheran partnership of the Florida-Bahamas Synod (ELCA) and Florida-Georgia District (LCMS).

Rev. Richard Hafer
Executive Director
Support Staff
George Algozzina, Program Director
Rev. Stephen Kauffman


The Florida Region is led by a Regional Council. Current members include:

Executive Committee
Council Members

Rev. Robert Steinke, Chair
New Pt Richey, FL

Earl Alton, Vice Chair & National
Board Representative
Nokomis, FL

Doris Hanson, Secretary
Clearwater, FL

Keith Leeseberg, Treasurer
Sarasota, FL

Mary Flekke, At Large
Lakeland, FL


Tuck Aaker
Hobe Sound, FL

Janet Fisher
Winter Haven, FL

Claudia Frese
Tallahassee, FL

Sue Huttig,
Temple Terrace, FL

Warren Jennison
Sanford, FL

Rev. Marcia Weil
Zephyrhills, FL

Rev. Robert Zimmer, Senior Advisor
Sarasota, FL