Thrivent Member Network - Rocky Mountain Region

Our Leadership Team

Leading Thrivent. Serving Our Membership.

Thrivent 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 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

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Your Thrivent Member Network Board

Before we introduce your Thrivent Member Network board, it might help to know how the board members are elected and what’s expected of them. Each Thrivent Member Network elects regional board members during the same time and through the same process as Thrivent’s national board election. The Thrivent Member Network regional board is drawn from our local membership.

The board provides leadership, accountability and strategic insights to help carry out Thrivent's purpose on a local level. You can have a voice in making a meaningful choice by voting in the elections for the Thrivent Member Network board. 

Cheryl Chapman, Ph.D., P.E.

Executive Chair

Hometown: Rapid City, SD    
Congregation: Calvary Lutheran

Along with more than 40 years as part of our membership, Dr. Chapman brings experience from her career as an engineer, corporate leader, and volunteer in many organizations. “Our Thrivent membership connects us with other Christians in our communities to find ways to change the world.”

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Craig Glass

Hometown: Monument, CO
Congregation: Woodmen Valley Chapel

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.

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Jim Barclay

Hometown: Evergreen, CO
Congregation: Evergreen Lutheran

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."

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Rev. Dr. Douglas Hill

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Congregation: Abiding Hope Church

Rev. Dr. Douglas Hill, the Lead Pastor of Abiding Hope, Littleton, CO is passionate about architecting cultures in which people are drawn into a way of life built upon authentic worship, deep relationships, sacrificial service, and radical generosity. Driven by this passion, he has initiated a grassroots movement across the ELCA for revitalizing congregations through the process of cultural transformation.

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Mark Holdt

Hometown: Estes Park, CO
Congregation: Rocky Mountain Church

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."

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Deborah Kelly, Esq.

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Congregation: Atonement Lutheran Church

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."

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