The Foundation executive leadership team is grateful for, and dedicated to, the opportunity to serve our Lord and Savior through the support provided to the Church by the Foundation. Learn more about executive leadership team below.
In addition to our leadership staff, the Foundation is governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees. The Board meets quarterly with staff to ensure the Foundation is following its mission, effectively stewarding its resources and overall serving His people and church as effectively as possible. Learn more about our Board of Directors below.
Dave has worked at the national headquarters of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) since 1995. Prior to his current role as President of the LCMS Foundation, a position he assumed in 2013, he was the Executive Director of the LCMS General Services Department from 2005-2013. From 1997-2005, he held positions in the LCMS Human Resources Department. Dave started his career at the organization as a major gifts officer, helping donors identify opportunities to support the work of LCMS World Mission.
Dave has a bachelor’s degree in German and political science, and a master’s degree in business. He has attended trust schools offered by Cannon Financial and held SPHR certification through the Society for Human Resources Management.
Dave is also the author of four books and a frequent public speaker. He has written for a number of newspapers and magazines including HR Magazine, Workforce and Human Resource Executive. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal online edition and has been carried by the Associated Press and the New York Times Syndicate.
Senior Vice President for Gift Planning Services
Rev. Philip Krupski serves as Senior Vice President of Gift Planning Services for the LCMS Foundation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the deployed gift planning team across the Synod in assisting God’s faithful stewards in planning their gifts to show love to family and to support ministry. He also looks to create and support relationships with ministries across the Synod, assisting them in discovering opportunity to plan for solid, future, ministry support through gift planning.
Phil has served the Church his whole life. Being raised in a pastor’s family, he attended Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne. For more than 26 years he served three congregations as pastor; he served at First Lutheran in Kingsley, Iowa, St. John’s in Peru, Indiana and St. John in Indianapolis, Indiana. Twenty-four of those years of ministry were in parishes with Lutheran Schools. Before accepting his current role at the Foundation, Phil served as a gift planning counselor in the Indiana District.
Phil and his wife Maridee have three daughters: Bethany Krupski (Milwaukee, WI), Rebekah Krupski (Cleveland, OH) and Katherine Krupski (Indianapolis, IN).
Senior Vice President for Trust Services and Customer Support
Tina Clasquin began her career at the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod headquarters in June 1986 with the Lutheran Church Extension Fund. In March 1999, Tina was called to serve as a trust administrator for the LCMS Foundation, supporting the donors, beneficiaries, congregations and ministries on more than 1,200 accounts totaling over $300 Million in assets. Tina currently serves as Vice President, Trust Administration and Support and her responsibilities include directing the Gift Processing, Legal and Gift Design, Trust Administration and Reporting teams within the organization.
Tina earned her associate's degree in accounting from Southwestern Illinois College, and then a bachelor's degree in business and a Master of Business Administration degree from Fontbonne University. Tina holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation from the state of Missouri and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA).
Tina is married to Todd and they have two children, Caitie and Andrew. Tina and her family are members of Faith Lutheran Church in Columbia, Illinois. She serves her congregation in many volunteer capacities but especially enjoys singing for Sunday worship. Tina also loves spending time with her family and watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Mark is Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for the LCMS Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Mark worked in the corporate sector for 20 years, serving in a variety of financial reporting, management, and analysis roles, primarily in the banking industry. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University, a master's in economics from Vanderbilt University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mark is responsible for the Investment, Finance and Administrative departments of the Foundation. He leads the Foundation’s Investment team, working closely with the Foundation’s investment committee and fund managers to monitor the Foundation’s $900 million in assets.
Mark and his wife Cristyn are both from St. Louis, and have been married since 1996. They have three children and are active members at St. Paul’s in Des Peres, Missouri, where Mark serves on the church council and Cristyn works as a teacher. Mark was an adjunct professor of finance for four years, and has volunteered extensively in the St. Louis area. He enjoys biking, golf and coaching his children’s sports.
Mr. Russell Harms - Chairman
Former Group Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
Hospital Corporation of America
Mr. Charles (Ross) Bartley
President, Derby Capital LLC
Rev. Dr. Ralph Blomenberg
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Mrs. Carol Hack Broome
San Jose, California
Mr. Melvin Faulkner
Voice of Care
Mr. Brian Fricke
Financial Management Concepts
New Symrna Beach, Florida
Ms. Kay Kreklau
Drayton, North Dakota
Mr. Kirk Mattes
Former Development Director
Lutheran Senior Services
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mr. Gregory Miller - Secretary
Estate Planning Strategist
Wells Fargo Advisors
Saint Louis, Missouri
Rev. Kevin Robson
LCMS President’s Representative
St. Louis, Missouri
Mr. Timothy Sheldon
President – Caribbean and Latin America
Moatsville, West Virginia
Rev. Robert Weinkauf
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
Mr. Ross Stroh - Ex-Officio Member
LCMS Executive Director of Accounting
St. Louis, Missouri
We provide congregations, schools, RSOs, seminaries and universities with the expertise to invest their assets in a variety of market funds. With vision, these funds can provide long-term stability, helping fund your ministry for generations to come.
Starting a gift plan program for your ministry can be simple. We have partnerships with dozens of LCMS congregations, schools, ministries and even our seminaries. If you think your congregation or ministry should have a program in place, we’re happy to talk with your pastor or ministry leaders.
If you're interested in serving LCMS members and ministries professionally, the LCMS Foundation is a great place to work. In addition to the rewards of working to support the Church, the LCMS Foundation has been listed as one of the best places to work in St. Louis.
Your process provided us the means to shape a plan that is useful now and easily flexible for the future.
Mark & Kristine
As a pastor in the LCMS, my wife and I have always desired to be faithful stewards of God’s blessings. It was refreshing to work with the LCMS Foundation to see how we can make a substantial gift to the local congregation and seminary without impacting the inheritance to our children.
Pastor Nathan Janssen
The process provided us with an easy to use form to compose a gift letter that models for our children continued ministry support after our passing as well as a personal faith statement that will be given to our children and their families upon our passing.
Cam & Janet Fuerniss
We are thankful that we can leave a bequest to our children, and also through the Foundation’s work, make a gift to all the congregations we have served, our Concordias, and an agency we are passionate about.
Edward & Janet Krauss
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