Leadership Team, Board of Directors & Deacons
June Weir, President
Born on June 21st in Griffin, Georgia. Lived in various places in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee before settling down in Birmingham in 1968.
Church Affiliation: Baptized in the Baptist Church. Confirmed Lutheran at Concordia Lutheran Church in Birmingham. Transferred membership to First Lutheran Church in the early 90’s.
Career and Experience: A BA in Mass Communication with emphasis on Public Relations and a minor in Graphic Design and Art from UAB. Have worked at Children’s Hospital, St. Vincent’s Hospital and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. As a public relations and marketing professional, my areas of expertise include Internal and External Communications, Business Development, Brand Management, Crisis Management, Publication Design and Production, Special Events, Cause-related Marketing, Writing and Editing. Currently, I work with U. S. Senator Jeff Sessions as a caseworker.
A Personal Peek: She enjoys photography, music, spending time with her family. Her husband, Stan, is a member of First Lutheran. We have two daughters, Ginger and Leslie, who are too old for me to reveal their ages! My personal favorite saying is: God does not call the “equipped,” he equips the called.
Born on October 10th in Birmingham, Alabama.
Church Affiliation: Member of St. Mark C.M.E., until baptized into the membership of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Birmingham in 1959. Served St. Paul as president, treasurer, trustee, elder and lay liturgist. He joined First Lutheran in 2011 and serves as a deacon.
Career and Experience: Attended Dillard University, LA. Began my career in law enforcement with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and retired in 2005 with the rank of captain, having participated or supervised every operation within the sheriff’s office; a 1993 graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA, a law enforcement network with representation from every continent and nearly every nation.
A Personal Peek: Gwendolyn, his wife of 34 years, and their son, Jeremy, are members of First Lutheran. Their eldest son, Justin, resides in Georgia. Robert serves as a parent advocate for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and has served as president of the local/state chapters of the Arc of Jefferson and Arc of Alabama, organizations devoted to serving those individuals with day habilitation/residential programs and focusing on the ability in disability.
Frances Robinson, Treasurer
Born on June 3rd in Birmingham, Alabama.
Church Affiliation: Baptized in the Baptist Church. Confirmed as a Lutheran at St. Paul Lutheran – Birmingham, member for ten years where she served in various leadership positions including Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Stewardship Chair and Director of Adult and Youth Choirs. Joined First Lutheran in 2011. She is presently President of First LWML and President of the North Central Alabama Chapter of Thrivent Financial. She is also on the Board of Directors for Lutheran Ministries of Alabama and the Southern District Lutheran Foundation where she serves as Secretary.
Career and Experience: Graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. Retired Senior Project Manager from AT&T Telecommunications after 32 ½ years in the marketing division.
A Personal Peek: Married to Lorenza 43 years this October. They have three sons (Alex, Derek and Everett); one daughter (Adrienne); son-in-law (Joseph); daughters-in-law (Chris and Desland); seven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, bowling, deep sea fishing and listening to music.
Judy Scheinert Brown,
Born October 29th in Birmingham, Alabama. Church Affiliation: Baptized at Zion Lutheran Church the following year on January 11th. I have been a member of First Lutheran Church (formerly Zion Lutheran) all of my life as were my maternal great grandparents, grandparents and parents. I have served as Evangelism Chair, Stewardship Chair, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, 100th Anniversary Committee Chair, Sunday School and VBS teacher and helper.
Career and Experience: Attended Shades Valley High and University of Alabama (then married an Auburn guy). I was Secretary to the Manager and Assistant Manager at Social Security Administration District Office for eight years until my first daughter was born. Later I worked in the Jefferson County School District Vision Department as Secretary for eight years and in the Exceptional Education Department for nineteen years before retiring.
A Personal Peek: Frank, my husband of 45 years is also a member of First Lutheran. We have a wonderful family consisting of three daughters (Laura, Leigh, and Linda), two sons in law (John and Todd), four grandsons a granddaughter. My favorite activities are being with my family, spending time with my friends, being at the lake, reading, and traveling.
Carol Lackey, Member at Large
Charles Craig, Deacon , Chair
Born on January 27th in Birmingham, Alabama
Church Affiliation: He attended Payne Chapel A.M.E. as a child and Our Lady of Fatima as a teenager. Confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in1966. He has served in various positions of leadership including Sunday School superintendent, vice president, president, elder and completed the Lay Ministry Training Institute, as a first step toward ordination. Mr. Craig has served as a Lay representative on the Southern District-LCMS Board of Directors and as a member of the Lutheran Laymen League. He joined First Lutheran Church in 2011.
Career & Experience: Tuskegee University (formerly Tuskegee Institute), holds a certificate from Raymond J. Horn School of Drafting and Illustration and a certificate from UAB in Photography. Retired from Southern Company Services, Inc. after 21 years an Illustrator.
A Personal Peek: He enjoys gardening, photography, baking cakes and reading. His wife of 52 years, Ernestine, is a member of First Lutheran Church.
Born on May 18th in Pensacola, Florida. Lived in Louisiana, Ohio and Minnesota before moving to Birmingham in 1999.
Church Affiliation: Baptized in the Presbyterian Church. Joined St. John's/Nottingham Lutheran Church in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992, where he was married to Leslie.
Career & Experience: I have a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music. I have been a professional musician for many years. Currently I am working as a real estate agent with LAH Real Estate, Inc. I enjoy helping buyers and sellers with purchases of homes and land. Also, I am the Maitre'd Emeritus at Bottega Restaurant, where I have helped the Stitt’s manage the front of the house for many years.
A Personal Peek: Charlie enjoys music, camping, and trips to the beach. Leslie, his wife of 20 years, and their two sons are members of First Lutheran Church.
Jerry Graham, Deacon
Henry Mosley, Deacon
Anthony McGraw, Deacon
Born on August 6 in Harpersville, Alabama. Grew up in the area, graduated from Vincent High School in Vincent, Alabama.
Church Affiliation: Baptized in the Christian faith at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Harpersville, Alabama; confirmed in the Lutheran Church in 1997; member of St. Paul Lutheran; became a member of First Lutheran in 2011. Served in many capacities in church leadership: president, elder, deacon and completed the Lay Ministry Training Institute, as a first step toward ordination.
Career and Experience: Attended Alabama A&M, earning Bachelor and Master degrees in Education. Received a Doctorate of Education from Nova Southeastern University. Employed with the Birmingham Schools for 18 years; serving as Principal, Vice Principal and Teacher. Dr. McGraw is Vice Principal at Carver High School
A Personal Peek: His wife of 14 years, Sheree, is a member of First Lutheran along with their son, James Anthony II. Anthony also has three adult children.
He likes to fish.
Robert Regulus, Deacon (see above)
Stan Weir, Deacon & Ministry Coordinator--Facilities & Church Properties
Church Affiliation: Joined First Lutheran Church in 1993 through adult confirmation.
Career and Experience: Graduate of Samford University 1971. Graduated Birmingham School of Law 1975. Career is concentrated in the banking business for over 42 years. Currently Treasurer of the Southern District LCMS, serving a third term.
Personal Peek: Member of the Samford Alumni A Cappella Choir, loves music, singing and Auburn Football.