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.
John Buric
John Buric
Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
Congregation: Chaparral Christian Church
An attorney at Warner Angle for the past 29 years, Buric is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience on the regional board. John has been part of our membership since 2014 and currently serves on the Scottsdale Concert Band Advisory Board and and the Warner Angle Charitable Contributions Committee.
JC Hurtado-Prater
Hometown: Chula Vista, California
Congregation: New Hope Eastlake
JC is an Assistant Dean and Associate Professor of Leadership at the Fermanian School of Business at Point Loma Nazarene University. He holds multiple degrees and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration. JC serves on multiple community boards, plans to be a stellar brand ambassador for Thrivent, and will utilize his leadership skills to support Thrivent staff and this board.
Terry Paulson
Terry Paulson
Board Chair
Hometown: Agoura Hills, California
Congregation: New Hope Lutheran Church
As a part of our membership since 1992, Paulson currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Lutheran Social Services-Southern California. He is the owner of Paulson and Associates, Inc., and is a professional speaker, author, columnist, coach and trainer. Terry is actively involved in various ministries at New Hope Lutheran Church, including singing on the Sunday Worship Team and leading the men’s group.
Karla Rivera
Karla Rivera
Hometown: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Congregation: Saddleback Church
Karla is a Senior Manager of Strategy and Planning at Cisco Systems, Inc. Ms. Rivera holds multiple degrees, soon to culminate in a Doctorate of Business in 2023. She serves on two other boards: Americas Women of Cisco and Love Never Fails. Karla is an avid volunteer in her community and hopes to bring a fresh perspective to this board, incorporating her expertise in diversity and inclusion, customer retention and helping to increase financial wealth for Christians.
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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14850 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 395
Scottsdale, AZ 85254