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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.
Kelly has more than 30 years experience as a business attorney in private practice and as in-house counsel, along with an MBA (Finance). She has served on a number of nonprofit and service organization boards and is committed to helping organizations achieve their missions. "Thrivent is such a special organization, helping people achieve financial stability and surplus, and igniting their generosity."
Dr. Chapman has over 40 years in the environmental field, holding top management and leadership positions in both the private and government sectors. Dr. Chapman's experience as an engineer, corporate director, elected official, and public administrator brings together diverse capabilities and perspectives, which are essential in successfully completing complex projects within communities. “Our Thrivent membership connects us with other Christians in our communities to find ways to change the world.”
Glass, the founder and president of Peregrine Ministries, has over 40 years of experience in missions, church staff and para-church ministries. "When I first heard Thrivent's values of helping others invest wisely, give generously and see communities thrive, I thought, 'I whole-heartedly agree, and am honored to support that vision!'” Craig and his wife, Beryl, were married in 1976, have three children and six grandchildren.
Barclay is the former president and CEO of Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. A longtime part of our membership, Barclay understands Thrivent's need to grow and adapt. "I hope to encourage new client growth, strengthen engagement and help ignite generosity across the Rocky Mountain Region."
Holdt brings a wealth of experience in volunteerism and governance. The principal owner at Mountain Sage Consulting, he has developed a strong vision for growing the Thrivent Member Network. "My goal is to develop a working model for regional boards that can be replicated across the country.
Bernhard is the founder and executive director of Foster Source, a nonprofit organization serving foster parents statewide in Colorado. A member for over 35 years, Bernhard is passionate about member engagement and connecting with the community. "By being a part of the board I hope to get to know the members and see how we can get more members engaged more often with Thrivent and community organizations.”
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.