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Rev. Dr. Gerald B Kieschnick

Rev. Dr. Gerald B Kieschnick

Chief Executive Officer

gbjk@legacydeo.org

Jerry is a distinguished leader within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). He began his career as a parish pastor and church planter. Later he joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in a development role and served as its chief executive for four years. In 1992 he was elected to the presidency of the LCMS’ Texas District. In 2001, Jerry was elected as 12th President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and held that office for three consecutive terms and was named its President Emeritus. He then joined Concordia University Texas as its Presidential Ambassador for Mission Advancement. In 2016, Jerry re-joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in a development role and was later named Chief Executive Officer upon the retirement of his predecessor.

Jerry is a 1964 graduate of Texas A&M University, holding a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a 1970 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary (Springfield, Illinois) and obtained his Master of Divinity in 1977 from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne, Indiana). He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1996 from Concordia University Texas. He and his wife Terry are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Walburg. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Brian D Hamilton

Brian D Hamilton

Chief Financial Officer

brianh@legacydeo.org

Brian joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in 2009. His role includes a breadth of operational and financial responsibilities which include financial reporting, banking and investment services relationships, tax compliance, and client support. Previously, Brian served as Chief Financial Officer and Controller with several premier non-profit healthcare institutions and two for-profit healthcare enterprises. His accomplishments include management of large investment portfolios, design and implementation of financial software systems, and oversight of a complex liability insurance program for an international healthcare charity. Brian’s early career began with four years at KPMG and he continues to hold an active CPA license from the State of Texas.

Brian earned a BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Brian and his family are actively involved in the life and ministries of Hill Country Bible Church and Hill Country Christian School of Austin.

Gary A. Juhl, CFP®

Gary A. Juhl, CFP®

Director of Planned Giving

garyj@legacydeo.org

Gary joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in 2011. He previously served as a financial consultant for Thrivent Financial after a successful management career with Southwestern Bell, and its successor, AT&T. He is a Certified Financial Planner and holds a General Securities License (Series 7 NASD), a Uniform Securities License (Series 66), and a Life and Health Insurance License (Group 1).

Gary earned Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science degrees from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Southern Illinois University. He and his wife Debbie are members of Concordia Lutheran Church in San Antonio. They have two children and five grandchildren.

Gretchen Kroesch

Gretchen Kroesch

Controller

kroesch@legacydeo.org

A native of New York State, Gretchen has resided in Texas since 1984. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics and a minor in business administration from Valparaiso University. Gretchen joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in 1998 in a financial support role and was later promoted to her current position. She began her career in actuarial services, working for Buck Consultants (New York City) and Custom Benefit Services (Austin). Gretchen and her husband have two adult children and are members of Faith Lutheran Church in Georgetown.

Terri Rosser

Terri Rosser

Administrative Assistant

terrir@legacydeo.org

Terri joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in 2010. She began her career in the securities business in 1977, holding positions of Broker, Branch Manager, and Office Manager at small independent brokerage firms as well as a large national company. Terri and her family relocated from Poughkeepsie, New York to Austin in 1994 for her husband’s job. They have two grown children and are active members of Our Savior Lutheran Church.

Joyce Best

Joyce Best

Communications Coordinator

joyce@legacydeo.org

Joyce joined Lutheran Foundation of Texas in 1996 as a part-time team member. She prepares our marketing and promotional materials, edits all of our publications, acknowledges incoming gifts, and maintains our website. Joyce and her husband Mike have two sons and four grandchildren. They are members of Faith Lutheran Church in Georgetown.

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Our December Texas Messenger article reminds us of Gods special promise and legacy to us at Christmas.

This morning, Legacy Deo's Controller, Gretchen Kroesch, was recognized by the Texas District Board of Directors for 20 years of service to Legacy Deo. Gretchen's expertise with our financial resources as well as her cheerful and willing spirit make her an invaluable asset to our ministry. In the photo, Gretchen is congratulated by Legacy Deo CEO Jerry Kieschnick on the left, and Texas District President Mike Newman on the right. Congratulations, Gretchen. ... See MoreSee Less

This morning, Legacy Deos Controller, Gretchen Kroesch, was recognized by the Texas District Board of Directors for 20 years of service to Legacy Deo. Gretchens expertise with our financial resources as well as her cheerful and willing spirit make her an invaluable asset to our ministry. In the photo, Gretchen is congratulated by Legacy Deo CEO Jerry Kieschnick on the left, and Texas District President Mike Newman on the right. Congratulations, Gretchen.

Congratulations, Gretchen! We are all grateful for you and your dedication. Wow, 20 years!

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Gretchen, thanks for all you do. We wouldn’t be what we are without you on the team!

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Congrats, Gretchen. We couldn't do without you!

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Our November Newsletter has ideas about ways for you to make special gifts to ministries before the end of 2018. Call us 1-800-880-3733.

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A special Thanksgiving message - Legacy Deos November, 2018 article from the Texas Messenger.

For those of you who use Amazon Smile, the amount of 5% of your eligible purchases now through 11:59 p.m. ET on November 2 will be given to Legacy Deo or another charity you designate. Just go to smile.amazon.com, make your purchases, and designate your charity. If you are not currently a member, signup is easy. Aside from this special promotion, typically the amount of 0.5% of your purchase is designated for charity, so this promotion is ten times the regular amount! Help support us at Legacy Deo with your purchases before the deadline. We appreciate it! ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you who use Amazon Smile, the amount of 5% of your eligible purchases now through 11:59 p.m. ET on November 2 will be given to Legacy Deo or another charity you designate. Just go to smile.amazon.com, make your purchases, and designate your charity. If you are not currently a member, signup is easy. Aside from this special promotion, typically the amount of 0.5% of your purchase is designated for charity, so this promotion is ten times the regular amount! Help support us at Legacy Deo with your purchases before the deadline. We appreciate it!