About us

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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Thrivent has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for the next step in your career, membership options or financial products—we can help.
With banking, insurance, investments and personalized financial guidance, we have products and services that meet you where you're at.
Discover the advantages of being a Thrivent member. We provide access to benefits, tools and resources to help you live a life full of meaning.
Put your skills and ideas into action in meaningful ways. We offer development opportunities, competitive compensation and attractive benefits to our corporate team members and financial advisors.

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.
Dean Rennicke
Board Chair
Hometown: Grafton, WI
Congregation: First Immanuel Lutheran Church
Rennicke is the VP for the Concordia Foundation in Mequon, WI. A member of Thrivent for over 35 years, Rennicke believes in Thrivent's mission and hopes to share his faith and past experiences to help others as they provide for themselves, family members and their community. "By being good stewards through Thrivent we can all have a positive impact on those around us."
Rebecca Ehlers
Hometown: Germantown, WI
Congregation: First Immanuel Lutheran
As the Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Visitor Experience with the Milwaukee Public Museum I hope to bring marketing and communications expertise where possible, grow professionally and become an ambassador for Thrivent.
I believe in Thrivent’s mission, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve alongside talented board members in support of Thrivent’s goals and talented staff.
Yauo Yang
Hometown: Merrill, WI
Congregation: The Cross Schoefield
Yang is the Executive Director at The Gospel TLC & Pastor at The Cross Church in Schoefield. I hope that my diverse life background will add value to the board. I’ve also been working with a very down and out population and I hope to bring that awareness to the organization as well.
DJ Hines
Hometown: Milwaukee, WI
Congregation: Christian Faith Fellowship Church
DJ is the Chief Operations Officer of Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Milwaukee. My family has been serving the non-profit/faith-based community in greater Milwaukee for almost a century, striving to improve people's lives. As a faith-based executive for over 10 years, I have gained expertise and built connections in operations and administration. I'm thrilled to share my experience with the Thrivent team and help them empower lives of service and faith.
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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708 Heartland Trl Ste 2800
Madison, WI 53717