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Discover what makes our Thrivent Member Network possible. Learn about our local and national leadership, and how we're making a difference as a holistic financial services organization.

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Regional leadership

The Thrivent Member Network regional board is made up of Thrivent clients with membership. The board provides leadership and strategic insights to help carry out Thrivent's mission on a local level. Clients with membership can have a voice by voting in the elections for the Thrivent Member Network board.
Julie Turner
Julie Turner
Board Chair
Hometown: Foristell, MO
Congregation: Morning Star Church
Dr. Julie Turner is a professor and Department Chair of Nonprofit Administration at Lindenwood University. Dr. Turner is a member of Morning Star Church, where she serves on the Community Outreach Leadership Team. She is a member of the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council and servers on the Board of Directors for the Community Council of Greater St. Louis. Dr. Turner has volunteered with a variety of local organizations and nonprofits and received the “Beyond the Best” award from StreetScape Magazine in 2017.

When asked “what do you hope to accomplish in your new board role?” Julie replied, “I want to support Thrivent’s mission, particularly as it relates to its philanthropy.”
Marc Poirier
Marc Poirier
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Congregation: Bloomington Church of Christ
Marc Poirier is the President and General Manager of Abbey Placements LLC. Marc is an active member of Bloomington Church of Christ and is an active volunteer with Friends Forever International. Professionally, Marc is involved in the Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary Club, the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, BNI- Nooners Chapter and TempNet.

When asked “what do you hope to accomplish in your new board role?” Marc replied “In the next three years, I hope to be a connection between Thrivent and our regional community, especially Central Illinois. I’ve been consistently impressed with Thrivent’s commitment to service and financial support. Hopefully I can guide their efforts to where help is needed most, to where outstanding individuals and organizations making a difference in the world with limited resources would greatly benefit from Thrivent’s help. And I look forward to learning more about Thrivent along the way.”
Jessica Lotz
Jessica Lotz
Hometown: O' Fallon, IL
Congregation: First Baptist Church
Jessica Lotz is the Leadership & Development Coordinator for the O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce. Jessica is a member of First Baptist Church in O’ Fallon, IL and volunteers at the local library teaching adult education classes on technology. She also volunteers at various organizations throughout her community, where she teach strengths-based leadership to senior management.

Jessica previously served on the American Cancer Society, St. Clair County Regional Board and the O’Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors.

When asked “Why are you Interested in being a part of the regional Thrivent Member Network?” Jessica replied, “I’ve seen, first hand, Thrivent Action Teams at work in my community. Upon learning more about Thrivent’s heart for service and others, I couldn’t *not* get involved in the incredible work being done through the Thrivent Member Network. I’m looking forward to bringing my perspective as a younger working mom with executive healthcare experience and significant community involvement to the TMN.”
Our leaders work in the best interest of our membership––not third-party shareholders, like publicly traded companies. Clients with a benefit membership can vote in the annual election for the Thrivent Board of Directors. As the organization’s supreme governing body, the board focuses on serving the interests of the membership, both now and into the future. The board establishes and promotes Thrivent’s purpose and oversees major business decisions, and works with leadership to assess and manage risk. Get to know the people who serve on the Thrivent Board of Directors and the executive leadership team.

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