Marlene Lund and Gayle Renken
Ms. Marlene Lund serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Education Ministries. Marlene brings a strong educational background to the position and continues to dedicate her vocational life to urban education. Marlene has a storied, award-winning career in Lutheran education and has served as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, principal, as well as executive director of Lutheran Schools Association (1992-2009), and continues to speak and consult nationally.
Gayle Renken has a BS in Elementary Education from Valparaiso University and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. She taught for eight years at Hong Kong International School before moving to San Jose, CA. She taught at St. Timothy’s Lutheran School for six years before becoming principal in 2007. In 2009, Gayle was named a Van Lunen Fellow by the Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools.