Board of Directors
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 has two children, six grandchildren, and is a member of Hope Lutheran Church.
L. Scott Biar
Gregory L. Gunn
Rev. David Jung
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 served as senior pastor before retiring in 2021.