Staff

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.

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.

Rev. J. Brown

Rev. J. Brown

Legacy Giving Ambassador

j.brown@legacydeo.org

J. spent his formative years in small towns near Erie, Pennsylvania. He later earned degrees from Concordia University Texas and Concordia Theological Seminary before serving as a parish pastor for eight years in Fort Wayne, Indiana. J. returned to Austin to work for his alma mater as its Director of Church Relations and Director of Pre-seminary Studies before joining the staff of Legacy Deo in 2022. Romans 6:4 is one of his favorite Bible verses. Among his varied interests, J. holds an 8th degree black belt and teaches a Christian martial arts course online and in Cedar Park.

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