The Rev. Ross Johnson, Director of Disaster Response for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, interviews the Rev. L. Scott Spiehs, vacancy pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Wessington Springs, S.D., and LCMS South Dakota District Disaster Response Coordinator, on June 20, 2014. Spiehs’ church was damaged June 18 when a tornado tore through the community. Two LCMS members at Zion also suffered severe damage to their homes. The LCMS committed $30,000 to the LCMS South Dakota District to help the church and its community with emergency needs following the storm. To learn more about LCMS Disaster Response, visit