Founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1981, LAMM has been building a cooperative ecumenical network among groups and individuals who are committed to proclaiming Christ in word and deed among seafarers and fishers. LAMM provides limited funding for Chaplain training.

Below are links to other Seafaring organizations

For information on seafarer's Health Issues, please visit The International Commitee on Seafarer's Welfare.

Below you will find a list of Port Ministries where there is active Lutheran participation.

  • California
    • Alameda
      • Bauer, The Rev. Roger
      • (510) 501-4430
      • Seamen's Church Institute / Seafarer's Ministry of the Golden Gate; 308 Coral Reef Road, Alameda, CA 94501-5929
      • roknrev@mac.com
      • Long Beach
        • Chauhan, Sampson Shekhar
        • (562) 209-1577
        • Lutheran Maritime Ministry at Long Beach, CA, using the Seamen's Center; 120 South Pico Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802-6247
        • Mandalia, Chim & Faye
        • (562) 424-8798
        • Lutheran Maritime Ministry at Long Beach, CA, using the Seamen's Center; 120 South Pico Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802-6247
        • cmandalia@msn.com
        • Nelson, Ron
        • (562) 430-1224
        • 2323 Canehill Ave., Long Beach, CA 90815
        • Oakland
          • Rubio Bowley, The Rev. Richard
          • (650) 255-2726
          • Filipino Lutheran Maritime Ministry
          • Bethlehem Lutheran Church; 959 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
          • richardrubio59@yahoo.com
        • Port Hueneme
          • Swanson, Mrs. Janet
          • (805) 340-2551
          • International Mariner's Center at the Port of Hueneme; 2496 Seafoam Court, Port Hueneme, CA 93041
          • intlmariners@aol.com
      • Connecticut
        • New Haven
          • Setaro, Ruth
          • (203) 687-2177
          • Seafarers & International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
          • rsetaro@sihnyc.org
          • ruthsetaro@snet.net
      • Florida
        • Boca Raton
          • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
          • Edruschat, The Rev. Robert L.
          • (561) 393-7007
          • 6301 S.W. 18th St., Boca Raton, FL 33433-7148
          • rle.gslc@bellsouth.net
      • Georgia
        • Savannah
          • Lingle, Chaplain James (Chip)
          • (912) 704-6832
          • Good Shepherd Maritime Ministry; 41 Main Street, Garden City, GA 31408
          • revchip2447@hotmail.com
          • Krey, The Chaplain Andrew E.V.
          • (401) 855-3154
          • chaplainkrey@gmail.com
      • Louisiana
        • New Orleans
          • Neumann, The Rev. Heinz
          • (504) 836-6232
          • German Seamen's Mission; 6612 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124-3212
          • gsmnola@cox.net
      • Maryland
        • Baltimore
          • Dempster, Darrell
          • (410) 263-4460
          • Baltimore International Seafarers Center Inc. ; 1430 Wallace Street, Baltimore MD 21230
          • (410) 685-1240
          • dseddh@comcast.net
          • Garske, Robert
          • (410) 484-6630
          • Baltimore International Seafarers Center, Inc.; 1430 Wallace Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
          • (410) 685-1240
          • Rickel, The Rev. Gerry
          • (443) 326-1115
          • Baltimore International Seafarers Center, Inc.; 1430 Wallace Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
          • (410) 685-1240
      • Minnesota
        • Duluth
          • Anderson, The Rev. Tom
          • (218) 727-5897 (218) 390-1704
          • Twin Ports Ministry to Seafarers, Inc., The Seafarers Center in Duluth, MN
          • seafarersduluth@yahoo.com
      • New York/New Jersey
        • Bridge, The Rev. Christine
        • New York/New Jersey
        • (212) 677-4800
        • Seafarers & International House; 123 East 15th Street, NY NY 10001
        • darluz223@yahoo.com
        • Braun-Storck, The Rev. Arnd
        • 201-266-6666
        • German Seafarers Mission; Seafarers & International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
        • braunstorck@yahoo.com
        • Destreza, The Rev Luisito
        • (201) 709-0027
        • Seafarers and International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
        • (212) 677-4800
        • luisitojohn@yahoo.com
        • Drege, The Rev. Marsh L.
        • Seafarers and International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
        • (212) 677-4800
        • drege@sihnyc.org
        • Erickson, Sigrid
        • (201) 390-6061
        • Seafarers and International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
        • (212) 677-4800
        • sigridchas@aol.com
        • Fensterer, The Rev. William
        • Seafarers and International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
        • (212) 677-4800
        • wwindower3@aol.com
        • Padgitt, The Rev. Clint
        • (646) 220-6858
        • German Seamen's Mission of New York; 123 East 15th Street, New york, NY 10003
        • http://www.gsmny.org
        • Roehrer, Mr. Christopher V.
        • (212) 677-4800
        • Seafarers & International House; 123 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
        • cvr@sihnyc.org
      • New York
        • Albany
          • Hempel, The Rev. Dr. William G.
          • (518) 522-7676
          • Albany Maritime Ministry; 475 State Street, Albany, NY 12203
          • (518) 463-0571
          • wghsplc@verizon.net
          • Kane, The Rev. Jeff
          • (518) 522-9300
          • Albany Maritime Ministry; 475 State Street, Albany, NY 12203
          • (518) 463-0571
          • jkane@mscnetworks.net
      • North Carolina
        • Wilmington
          • Schatt, George
          • 910-264-8357
          • CaptGSNV2020@aol.com
          • International Seaman's Service, Inc.; PO Box 486, Wilmington, NC 28402
          • 910-762-3796
          • info@seamens-center-wilmington-nc.org
      • Ohio
        • Cleveland
          • Kretzmann, Mr. J. Eric
          • (419) 589-4050
          • Cleveland Seamen's Services; 1050 W 3rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44114-1002
          • (216) 621-4107
          • kretzmann4@yahoo.com
      • Pennsylvania
        • Philadelphia
          • Rex, The Rev. William
          • (215) 804-0863
          • Seafarers & International House, New York, in partnership with Seamen's Church Institue of Philadelphia; 475 N 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123-4005
          • http://www.sciphiladelphia.org
          • william.rex@verizon.net
      • Puerto Rico
        • San Juan
          • McCracken, The Rev. Martha L.
          • (787) 579-6598
          • Ministry with Mariners and Fishers
          • mlmccpr@gmail.com
          • Negron, The Rev. Idalia
          • (787) 209-8850
          • Ministry with Mariners and Fishers
          • negroncaamanoidalia@gmail.com
      • Texas
        • Houston
          • Shepherd, The Rev. Charles
          • (832) 444-4081
          • Houston International Seafarer's Center
          • chashep@att.net
      • Washington
        • Anacortes
          • Schoen, The Rev. Darrell
          • (360) 676-5179
          • Lutheran Maritime Ministry of Puget Sound; 3894 Cindy Lane, Bellingham, WA 98226
          • schgus@comcast.net
        • Seattle
          • Hunt, The Rev. Vern
          • (206) 361-8357
          • Lutheran Maritime Ministry/ Seattle Seafarer's Center; 3568 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
          • hunt-hig@ix.netcom.com
          • Savage, The Rev. Everett
          • (206) 953-9620
          • Lutheran Maritime Ministry/ Seattle Seafarer's Center; 3568 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
          • ewsavage@msn.com
          • Tan, Chaplain Paul
          • (206) 245-9807
          • Lutheran Maritime Ministry/ Seattle Seafarer's Center; 3568 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106
          • pgtan53@msn.com
        • Tacoma
          • Bovee, Chaplain Lloyd L.
          • (253) 564-8283
          • HIS Light house In HIS Service; P.O. Box 7053 Tacoma, WA 98417
          • llbovee@comcast.net

Board Members


The Rev. Roger Bauer
Alameda CA President
roknrev@mac.com

The Rev. Clint Padgitt
New York NY Board Secretary/Membership Secretary
cpadgitt@aol.com

The Rev. William Rex
Philadelphia PA Treasurer
william.rex@verizon.net

Joe Young
Chicago IL
Joe.Young@elca.org

The Rev. Marsh Drege
New York NY
drege@sihnyc.org

The Rev. Robert L. Edruschat
Boca Raton FL
rle.gslc@bellsouth.net

The Rev. Teresita Valeriano
Alameda CA
titavaleriano@hotmail.com

Andrew Gentszler
Washington DC
andrew.gentszler@elca.org

Advisory Members


The Rev. Philip Vandercook
New Orleans LA Ecumenical Liaison
philip@portministry.com

The Rev. Martha McCracken
San Juan PR
mlmccpr@gmail.com

Mailing Address:

123 East 15th Street

New York, NY 10003

Phone: 787-722-1137

The Lutheran Advocates for Maritime Mission (LAMM) is a 501(c)(3) Lutheran charity incorporated in the State of Georgia, USA. Founded in Savannah 28 September 1981, LAMM enlists and empowers God’s loving, caring people to implement Christ’s Great Commission and Great Commandment within the maritime world.

All donations are tax deductible.