Church Council

Dr. Brent Brown

My name is Brent Brown.  I am currently the president of the ILC council. I’ve previously served  on the music and worship committee as well as the global missions committee.  I have a strong desire to continue our outwardly focused ministry to love everyone intentionally.  I also have a strong interest in making our church as accessible to young families in our community as possible.  I am a proud father to Olivia and Aria and married to my talented and beautiful wife Courtney Steller.


Becky Draper

I have been a member of Incarnation since 1990 and have served on the church council for two terms in the past. I have served  2 terms on the Synod Council and am currently finishing up a term. I currently serve on the executive committee of the Pacifica Synod for another year. I enjoy the time I have spent on Synod Council. It has introduced me to many people both lay and ordained who have taught me much and strenghed my faith.

I am a retired RN. I worked for 13 years in the hospital setting in many different departments. I switched to school nursing and worked another 12 years for the San Diego Unified School district retiring in 2018.

I am married to Brad and have two boys Kent and Brett and 2 wonderful grandchildren Noah and Rose.

I look forward to my time on council. I hope I can bring my experience of serving on Synod Council to bring some new ideas to our church council.


Vice President

Dr. Todd Cook

Dr. Todd McClure Cook is a health care executive and officer with

Sharp HealthCare (San Diego, CA). He is blessed with a beautiful wife (Doris) and four, four-legged retriever children (Dominick, Finnigan, Annabelle, and Huckleberry), and father (Robert). He enjoys the arts

and is a novice art collector.

Todd and Doris enjoy cooking and

experimenting in the kitchen.

Todd claims continuing education and “collecting sheepskin” as a hobby. Active Lutherans, the Cook clan attends Incarnation Lutheran Church (Poway, CA) where Todd serves as Council Secretary, and member of the church’s personnel and nomination committee.


Bob Sauer

Married to Connie for 32 years, dad to Ryan (married to Rachel), Katie and Aidan, grandfather to Renee and Ayla. Civil Engineer/Construction Manager for Wood plc currently working at the San Diego Airport. Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and Squadron Commander. Member of Incarnation since about 2004. Council treasurer (which Pastor Luther reminded me was the role Judas Iscariot had with the disciples…).


Other than family, work and church: Born in Ohio. Lived in Michigan, South Dakota, Germany, and Virginia before coming to California in 2002. Connie was born in Oregon. We met in South Dakota. She teaches special needs kids at Mesa Verde Middle School. Other things: Scouts, marching band, soccer dad, orchestra dad, HOA board. Interests: grandkids, kids, camping, history, riding off-road, water sports, traveling and now riding motorcycles with Connie.


Darrell Datte

Darrell and his wife, Nancy, have been a members of Incarnation since 2001.  He is a retired Information Technology professional. Darrell supports the Domestic Mission team. while also serving as a member of the finance, property, and personnel committees.

Council Member

Stacey Roberts

Member of ILC since 2015.  Has taught upper elementary
Sunday School at ILC and previous churches.   Currently involved in hand bells, communion assistant, Alter Guild and Stewardship.   

One of the things I value in the ELCA is communion partnership with other denominations.  Recognizing that we have more in common than our differences
and that in some areas we can agree to disagree while acknowledging that we
are all part of the body of Christ. 

Council Member

Joyce Miller

I am a retired retail store manager, I also owned and managed a restaurant for 20 years. I have 5 grown children and 10 grandchildren. I have served on the Stewardship Committee at this church and my former church, I have served on the Church Council for 12 years and been a member of the Local Mission Team. 

Council Member

Brett Palluconi

Brett Palluconi was born and grew up in Pasadena, California.  He came to San Diego to go to college at UCSD in La Jolla.  Brett is married to April Palluconi, who is the daughter of Bob and Kathy Myers.  He is also the father of three children, Sarah, Ashley, and Tyler.  Throughout his career Brett has managed highly technical projects for many organizations including several space missions with NASA.  Brett is currently a software engineer at Qualcomm.


Brett has been a member of Incarnation Lutheran Church for 5 years and a member of a Lutheran congregation since 1998. 

Council Member

Susan Schillings

I am the liaison to the newly formed Outreach committee.  I’m a life-long Lutheran, retired school teacher, and ILC council member who is still learning! 

Council Member

Asta Carwin

I am a retired widow with 5 adult sons. I have attended LCI for over 40 years. I worked in the medical field as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, before managing Homecare and Medical equipment companies and medical gas facilities. I have worked with several charitable organizations over the years both as a volunteer and as President of the Board of Directors. . I Was a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for Voices for Children for five years, and I currently volunteer as a tutor for the Laurbach Program teaching English as a second language. I am very pleased with the direction LCI has taken over the years with their community service and their outreach mission around the world.

Council Member

John Mahoney

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I attended Clarkson University graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. After graduation I returned to Long Island and worked for a consulting engineering firm designing bridges and small structures. In 1989 I joined the Navy to become a Naval Aviator. I earned my Naval Aviator wings in 1990 as a helicopter pilot. During my 20 year Naval Career I deployed aboard aircraft carriers. small ships and remote bases. I supported several conflicts including; Desert Storm, Operation Deny Flight (Bosnia), Operation Restore Hope (Somalia) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I also graduated from the US Naval Test Pilot School and earned a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. After retiring from the Navy in 2019 and to this day, I have worked at Northrop Grumman supporting several unmanned aircraft programs. I am married to my beautiful Susan and have three daughters Meghan, Lauren and Devon. We have been attending Incarnation Lutheran since 2015. 

Council Member

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