Dr. Tom Kuster, Board Member Tom attended Northwestern College, Indiana University, Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary, and the University of Wisconsin. After pastoral positions in Madison, Wisconsin and Muskegon, Michigan, he spent his career teaching Communication courses in college, for 20 years at Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, and 25 more at Bethany Lutheran Seminary and College, Mankato, Minnesota, where he helped develop a strong Communication major, helped design Bethany's first media production studio, and in 2009 founded the Christ in Media Institute. Currently members at Peace Lutheran Church (ELS) in North Mankato, Minnesota, he and wife Judy have nine children.
Judy Kuster, Branch Volunteer Judy Kuster grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and attended Bethany Lutheran High School and College, the University of Wisconsin, and Minnesota State University, Mankato, earning an MS in Communication Disorders at the former and an MS in Counseling at the latter. She is a member of Peace Lutheran Church, North Mankato, Minnesota (ELS), and a professor emerita at Minnesota State University, Mankato where she taught for many years in the Department of Communication Disorders and Rehabilitation Counseling. Judy is on the Christ in Media Institute board of directors, and on advisory boards for several public agencies. She and her husband Tom raised a large family, now all grown up.