THRIVENT MEMBER NETWORK - NORTHEAST REGION

Our Leadership Team

Leading Thrivent. Serving Our Membership.

Thrivent is a membership organization of Christians. This means our leaders work in the best interest of our membership – not third-party shareholders, like publicly traded companies. It also means that clients with a benefit membership can have a voice in determining who will lead the organization, by voting in the annual election for the Thrivent Financial 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. It also works with leadership to assess and manage risk. Get to know the women and men who are proud to serve on the Thrivent Financial Board of Directors and the executive leadership team by visiting the Governance page on Thrivent.com

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Your Thrivent Member Network Board

 The Thrivent Member Network regional board is made up of Thrivent members. The board provides leadership and strategic insights to help carry out Thrivent's mission on a local level. If you’re a member, you can have a voice in making a meaningful choice by voting in the elections for the Thrivent Member Network board. 

Diana Anderson - executive chair

Hometown: Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Congregation: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Anderson is hoping to put her expertise to good use as she works to further The Thrivent Way. The certified elder law attorney has been a Thrivent member for 40+ years. "I find it very interesting to step outside of the practice of law and work with people from other professions. I hope to be a good steward of the gifts I have been given."

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Viji George

Hometown: Bronxville, New York
Congregation: Village Lutheran

This 36-year Thrivent member is President/CEO of George & Associates Consulting, and Past President of Concordia College-New York. He looks forward to introducing a diverse nation to the hope and healing found in Christ. "As the largest fraternal organizations in the country, Thrivent is poised to lead the way on how this can be done. I am excited to be a part of an endeavor that seeks to build inclusive communities that come together for the greater good, motivated by our Christian values.

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Del Glover

Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island
Congregation: Church of the Redeemer Episcopal

A new Thrivent member, Glover offers experience building high-performance teams, developing effective strategies, motivating employees, problem solving, mediating, negotiating and fostering collaboration. The retired chief administrative officer of The Riverside Church has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations and "supports extending the Thrivent mission to Episcopal Churches in Rhode Island."

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Linda Hartke

Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Congregation: Christ Lutheran Church

Past President & CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Hartke has spent her entire career advocating for human rights, often working in organizations with a faith-based focus. As a board member she hopes to help strengthen Thrivent's relationship with its members, increase engagement with local communities and create compelling service opportunities.

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Steve Hocevar

Hometown: New York, New York
Congregation: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

The managing director for HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. has served as a board member of the Lutheran Counseling Center and on the advisory board of the Long Island Thrivent office. He is excited about partnering with other members to further Thrivent's goals. "Serving on the regional board allows me to continue to help strengthen our communities, particularly helping those in need."

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Kurt Lange

Hometown: Lynn, MA
Congregation: East Coast International Church

Lange founded East Coast International Church in 2001 where he is lead pastor. A Thrivent member since February 2016, Lange is an active volunteer. He’s a Little League/Babe Ruth girls’ softball coach and volunteers with Summer Jobs for Teens, Pine Hill Civic Association and the School Advisory Council. “I’d like to offer my perspective as a church planter and pastor of an inner city church and help make Thrivent services more accessible to people that have been unaware of these services.”

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