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.

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.

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2 months ago

Legacy Deo

Rev. Dr. Gerald Kieschnick, Legacy Deo CEO presenting a plaque to Rev. Dr. Victor Kollmann, Senior Pastor Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano TX. Dr. Kollmann sat on the Legacy Deo Board of Directors for 12 years. We appreciate his help and dedication. ... See MoreSee Less

Rev. Dr. Gerald Kieschnick, Legacy Deo CEO presenting a plaque to Rev. Dr. Victor Kollmann, Senior Pastor Messiah Lutheran Church, Plano TX.  Dr. Kollmann sat on the Legacy Deo Board of Directors for 12 years. We appreciate his help and dedication.

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2 months ago

Legacy Deo

Here is our article from the August Lutheran Witness! ... See MoreSee Less

Here is our article from the August Lutheran Witness!

6 months ago

Legacy Deo

You can tell this article from the May 2020 Lutheran Witness was written before the current global COVID-19 pandemic.
We look forward to the time we can again safely gather to learn and enjoy each other's company. In the mean time, please give us a call if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.
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You can tell this article from the May 2020 Lutheran Witness was written before the current global COVID-19 pandemic. 
We look forward to the time we can again safely gather to learn and enjoy each others company. In the mean time, please give us a call if you have questions or if we can be of assistance.

6 months ago

Legacy Deo

Before the country closed down due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Legacy Deo CEO, Jerry Kieschnick, spoke at the 2020 Leadership Gathering Conference held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano on February 29, 2020.
Jerry shared the story of a humble Christian man that passed away late last year at the age of 98. In 1980, the man worked with an attorney to craft his estate plan. Through purposeful planning and frugal living, he was able to leave sizeable gifts to family, Concordia University Texas, and Texas District CEF. Legacy Deo is pleased to act as executor of the estate and presented a check at the Leadership Gathering to Texas District President Michael Newman and Texas CEF Executive Director Becca Jones.
Follow the link to read more.
texascef.org/2020/04/26/impacting-lives-for-christ/
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Before the country closed down due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Legacy Deo CEO, Jerry Kieschnick, spoke at the 2020 Leadership Gathering Conference held at Messiah Lutheran Church in Plano on February 29, 2020. 
Jerry shared the story of a humble Christian man that passed away late last year at the age of 98. In 1980, the man worked with an attorney to craft his estate plan. Through purposeful planning and frugal living, he was able to leave sizeable gifts to family, Concordia University Texas, and Texas District CEF. Legacy Deo is pleased to act as executor of the estate and presented a check at the Leadership Gathering to Texas District President Michael Newman and Texas CEF Executive Director Becca Jones.
Follow the link to read more.
https://texascef.org/2020/04/26/impacting-lives-for-christ/

8 months ago

Legacy Deo

Pastor Schepmann welcomed and introduced Jerry Kieschnick at the 'Not too soon to plan your legacy' event at Gloria Dei, Houston on March 8th. ... See MoreSee Less

Pastor Schepmann welcomed and introduced Jerry Kieschnick at the Not too soon to plan your legacy event at Gloria Dei, Houston on March 8th.Image attachment