Our Leadership Team


Thrivent Financial is a membership organization of Christians, and our members are our owners. This means our leaders work in the best interest of our membership – not third-party shareholders, like publicly traded companies. It also means that all Thrivent benefit members can have a voice in determining who will lead the organization. If you’re a benefit member, you can vote 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 its members, both now and into the future. The board establishes and promotes Thrivent’s mission 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

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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. 


Hometown: San Jose, California

Congregation: Grace Lutheran, Palo Alto

The executive director of Reading Partners Silicon Valley, Riddle wants to take what she’s learned in her development and marketing career to help Thrivent devise new marketing and brand awareness strategies to increase Thrivent’s visibility among all Christian faith communities in the Thrivent Member Network—Pacific Sierra. Riddle has been a lifelong Thrivent membe

Riddle Head shot


Hometown: Citrus Heights, California
Congregation: Christ the King Lutheran, Orangeville

A former Thrivent chapter leader, Olson wants to help in the transition to the Thrivent Member Network. A Thrivent member since 1964, Olson is the owner/principal of CMR Consultants, serving the California agricultural industry. He has actively served on a number of church and local boards over the years, and helped introduce the Thrivent Action Team concept in the Sacramento area.

Olson head shot