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

 The Thrivent Member Network regional 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. 

Beth Bradner Davis- Executive Chair

Hometown: McCalla, Alabama
Congregation: Church of the Highlands

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

Willy Wijaya

Hometown: Dover, Arkansas
Congregation: The Refuge

The current owner and 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.

Wijaya is a supporter of the following organizations: River Valley Christian Clinic, Choices Pregnancy Resource Clinic, The Russ Bus, Arkansas Children's Hospital, Furry Tails Rescue and World Venture's Missionary in Albania.

Wijaya is the past owner of Amcare Senior Life Partners, Inc. and former IT Director for 3W Companies, and past committee member for Clarksville Connected Utilities.

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Bonnie Gust

Hometown: Lowell, Arkansas
Congregation: Holy Trinity Lutheran

A part of Thrivent's membership 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.

Jeff Fincher 

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, he is new to Thrivent's membership. He's active on various boards and professional organziations in the Nashville area, but he also has made an impact through international mission activities.

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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 part of Thrivent's membership 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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