Board of Directors
Dwight is Chief Information Officer for the Zachry Group of Companies, a large-scale construction and engineering services firm. He has held several positions within the Zachry organization and prior to that was with Harvard Investment Group, an investment bank. Dwight has over 30 years of diverse executive, sales, acquisitions, operations and engineering experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology. Dwight and his wife, Leigh, are members of Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
Duane is Chief Operating Officer and Director of Administration for Covenant Presbyterian Church and Foundation in Austin. Previously, he served several years as Business Administrator of Austin’s Redeemer Lutheran Church and School. Duane received a BBA in finance and accounting from Texas State University and an MBA from St. Edward’s University. He, his wife Traci, and their son Matthew, are long-time members of Redeemer.
Nancy is a retired teacher who received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwestern University and completed the Teacher Colloquy Program at Concordia University Texas. After launching her teaching career in public schools of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, she returned to Austin and completed a 17-year tenure with Redeemer Lutheran School. She and her husband, Gerald, are members of Redeemer.
Glenn R. Hurta
Glenn is retired from Imperial Woodworks, Inc. of Waco as its Executive Vice President and Treasurer. He received a BBA in Accounting from Southwest Texas State University and pursued post-graduate studies at Baylor University. Glenn and his wife, Janet, are members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Woodway. He has served in numerous leadership roles for his congregation and the Texas District – LCMS.
William R. Hayes
Bill is partner of Hayes & Wilson, PLLC. He received BBA and JD degrees from Southern Methodist University and is board-certified in estate planning and probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of numerous legal organizations and in 2004 received the Houston Bar Association’s President’s Award. He and his wife, Karen, are members of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Houston.
Fred is retired from agribusiness sales and remains actively involved in citrus farming. He and his wife, Karen, reside in McAllen where they are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Melissa L. Knippa, ChFC®, CLU®, RICP®
Since 1994 Melissa has been a Wealth Advisor with Thrivent Financial, operating offices in Austin and Midland. She received BA and MA degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and holds a number of financial services licenses. She served separate appointments to the boards of Concordia University Texas and Concordia University System, and served on the board of the Austin Independent School District for eight years. She and her husband, Bill, are members of Bethany Lutheran Church where Bill serves as senior pastor.
Jerry M. Kolander, Jr.
Jerry is managing partner of McKleskey Harriger Brazill & Graf LLP, a law firm located in Lubbock. He received BA and JD degrees from Texas Tech University and is a member of the State Bar of Texas. His areas of practice include real estate, family law, estate planning, banking, and finance. Jerry and his wife, Gail, are members of Hope Lutheran Church.
Rev. Dr. Victor Kollmann
Dr. Kollmann is senior pastor of Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano. Dr. Kollmann graduated in 1981 from Concordia Seminary – St. Louis and later earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary.