THRIVENT MEMBER NETWORK - SOUTH REGION

Our Leadership Team

LEADING THRIVENT. SERVING MEMBERS.

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 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. 

Jeff Fincher - Executive Chair

Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Congregation: Ethos Church

With a master of divinity and a doctor of missiology, Fincher strives to make a difference in both his professional and personal life. The assistant dean at the College of Entertainment and the Arts at Lipscomb University is a newer Thrivent member. He’s active on various boards and professional organizations in the Nashville area, but he also has made an impact through international mission activities.

Willy Wijaya

Hometown: Dover, Arkansas
Congregation: The Refuge

The president of Advanced Solutions Inc., Wijaya is active as a member and supporter of several organizations that help others, including his church, The Refuge, as well as the River Valley Christian Clinic, the Main Street Mission and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. He also serves on a Computer Science Advisory Board at Arkansas Tech University.

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Bonnie Gust

Hometown: Lowell, Arkansas
Congregation: Holy Trinity Lutheran

A member of Thrivent since 1972, Gust is the vice president of Global Business Services—North America for Walmart. She’s served as treasurer of her church, Holy Trinity, since 2004. Gust is looking forward to both professional and personal growth being part of the regional board and interacting with professionals in different areas of expertise from her own.

Beth Bradner Davis

Hometown: McCalla, Alabama
Congregation: Church of the Highlands

Davis has a passion for serving people, which she does daily in her role as executive director of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. A member of Thrivent since 2013, she has volunteered on both international and domestic mission trips, including work with Habitat for Humanity.

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Laura Bishop

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Congregation: City Church Tulsa

While Bishop, the vice president of Development and Alumni Relations at Oral Roberts University, is new to Thrivent, its mission resonates with her. Bishop hopes to play an active role in helping build communication plans and systems to help members understand and resonate with how Thrivent can help them be wise with money and live generously.

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Doug Werth

Hometown: Arrington, TN
Congregation: Our Savior Lutheran Church

Retired CFO of Phillip-Morris International (Asia). Doug is focused on serving God and helping his Kingdom grow. Having been a Thrivent Member for over 40-years, he is excited to bring his life experience to this service. He’s active on various boards and professional organizations in the Nashville area, but he also has made an impact through local and international mission activities.

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