Lutheran Military Support Group is a non-profit organization providing Christ-centered support to WELS/ELS military service members, veterans, and their families.

Home Church: Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Woodbridge, VA
Branch: United States Marine Corp
Rank: Enlisted/Corporal
Status: Veteran

Information: Stedman enlisted in the Marine Corp in the Fall of 1966. He served in Vietnam in the 2nd Marine Air Wing, Squadron HML-167-Huey Gun Ships flying as a door gunner. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Presidential Helicopter Squadron, HMX-1 stationed in Quantico, VA.

On May 20th, 1972 he married the former LaVonne June Redlin at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Mazeppa Township, Summit South Dakota. Together, John and LaVonne raised 3 daughters, and now have have 3 grandchildren.

John and LaVonne own and operate Commission Express National, a financial services company with 48 franchises in 29 states.

Currently, the LMSG liaison to his home church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Woodbridge, VA.