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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.
Kristine Toyne
Board Chair
Hometown: Clear Lake, IA
Congregation: Agape Christian Family Church
Toyne is a retired licensed and ordained minister who served alongside her husband on the senior pastoral staff of Agape Christian Family Church (a nondenominational congregation) for 35 years. She currently serves on the church’s board of directors and has traveled extensively throughout the world teaching leaders how to build healthier life relationships. Kris has volunteered in many areas in her community and has helped with several Habitat For Humanity projects including 2 international builds.
Steven Frank
Hometown: Milford, IA
Congregation: Grace Lutheran
A long-time Thrivent member, Frank wants to give back to Thrivent for what the organization has given his community. The recently retired employee to owner of Nelsons Premix & Veterinary Supply has served his congregation as elder, Sunday school teacher, and in the areas of stewardship, missions and outreach. He’s also served in several positions on a Thrivent chapter board. “I want to get the name out of who Thrivent is,” Frank says.

Jill Sandberg
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Congregation: Lutheran Church of Hope
As the Director of HCM Deployment Services for Intecrowd, LLC, Sandberg says she'd like to see membership growth at Thrivent as well as education for members on how to serve their communities. She has a passion for solving food insecurity and is a volunteer at the Homeless Shelter Meal Service.

David Carlson
Hometown: Decorah, IA
Congregation: First Lutheran
The retired president of Fred Carlson Company hopes to learn more and be helpful to Thrivent members in his service on the board. Carlson, a 16-year Thrivent member, has served several organizations, including the Luther College Board of Regents, the National Asphalt Association, his congregation and its food pantry, the Winneshieck County Habitat for Habitat and the Decorah Community Foundation.

Ann Beatty
Hometown: Rochester, MN
Congregation: Zumbro Lutheran Church
Ann Beatty is very involved in many aspects of her local community. Prior to retirement, Ann worked as an Advancement Consultant for Madonna Living Community followed by ELCA's Good Earth Village, as well as other positions prior to those including with Rochester Catholic Schools, Choral Arts Ensemble, and College Community Schools, St. John's Catholic School, and Rochester Montessori School. She also serves as a board member for Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota and YMCA of Greater Twin Cities. Ann is proud to be a lifelong member of the Thrivent community and as a board member is excited to participate in Thrivent’s goals of partnering with members' dreams in creating ways to live out our Christian mission in community life.
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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5404 NW 88th St
St. Johnston, IA 50131
515-518-5730
IowaSouthernMNTMN@Thrivent.com