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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.
Rudeck is the president of ALLETE Clean Energy, an energy company in Duluth that specializes in developing and managing clean energy projects. In joining the regional board, he wants to help Thrivent expand its reach within the Christian community. "When we help people be wise with money and live generously, in turn this helps our communities and people be healthier, happier and wanting to serve one another."
Watch Allan talk about why he decided to be a board member.
A passionate Thrivent member, Carlson had a life-changing experience with Thrivent Builds in El Salvador. The retired general manager of Verendrye Electric Cooperative is excited about the opportunity to further Thrivent’s mission and make others aware of opportunities for service in the region and beyond. “I hope to expand the vision of local congregations and encourage them to think more worldwide,” he says.
Watch Bruce talk about why he decided to be a board member.
Mathew is the retired Vice President of Student Affairs at North Dakota State University and is excited to give back to the region in ways that are meaningful to those who have been with Thrivent for years and those who are new. “[I hope to] play a role in connecting people with the mission, vision and goals of Thrivent by modeling Christian values to strengthen our communities,” he says.
Watch Prakash talk about why he decided to be a board member.
Dahl is a Senior Manager of External Affairs for Minnkota Power Cooperative. In joining the board, she wants to bring her experience to help with community engagement. "I was drawn to the message of Thrivent, which is helping people of faith holistically approaching this key part of life, their financial health, with a higher purpose - that is a beautiful mission."
Tonneson enjoys helping people by serving on various boards and committees. As a Thrivent Member Network board member, Tonneson looks forward to serving the Thrivent members in the Northland region by giving input on new and existing opportunities to help make their lives and membership have greater value.
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.