Thrivent Member Network - Southwest 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

 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. 

John Buric

Hometown: Scottsdale, Arizona
Congregation: Chaparral Christian Church

An attorney at Warner Angle for the past 29 years, Buric is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience on the regional board. John has been a Thrivent member since 2014 and currently serves on the Scottsdale Concert Band Advisory Board and and the Warner Angle Charitable Contributions Committee.

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John Wilson

Hometown: San Diego, California
Congregation: La Jolla Community Church

Wilson is owner of both Wilco Inspections and Structural Renovations Inc. A Thrivent member since 2016, he is actively involved through his church with neighborhood revitalization projects, the parking ministry and a mission that feeds the hungry. "I believe in Thrivent's faith-centered mission to serve their members and society by guiding both to be wise with money and live generously.", John says.

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Terry Paulson

Hometown: Agoura Hills, California
Congregation: New Hope Lutheran Church

A Thrivent member since 1992, Paulson currently serves as chairman of the board of Lutheran Social Services-Southern California. He is the owner of Paulson and Associates, Inc., and is a professional speaker, author, columnist, coach and trainer. Terry is actively involved in various ministries at New Hope Lutheran Church, and is founder and ally for Uplift VC at Lutheran Social Services.

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Marcea Bland Lloyd

Hometown: La Jolla, California
Congregation: New Creation

A retired general counsel and chief administrative officer for Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Marcea has a strong resume of service in a variety of organizations, but especially in the healthcare arena. A Thrivent member since 2012, Lloyd hopes in her service on the regional board, she can make a contribution to furthering Thrivent's mission of helping its members be wise with money and live generously.

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