“ I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the Gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:3-6

David Fiedler

David Fiedler

Dave has been 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.

He is 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.

Rev. Philip Krupski

Rev. Philip Krupski
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 the Lord has laid on their heart.  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, Mich. and Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind. For more than 26 years he served three congregations as pastor, First Lutheran in Kingsley, Iowa, St. John’s in Peru, Ind. and St. John in Indianapolis, Ind. Twenty-four of those years of ministry were in parishes with Lutheran Schools.  For the past three years he has served as the LCMS Foundation 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).

Tina Clasquin

Tina Clasquin
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 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 the Vice President, Trust Administration and Support. Her responsibilities include directing the Gift Processing, Legal and Gift Design, Trust Administration, and Reporting functions of the organization.

Tina earned her Associate Degree in Accounting from Southwestern Illinois College and her Bachelor and Master of Business Administration Degrees from Fontbonne University. Tina holds the 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, IL. 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.

Mark Cannon

Mark Cannon
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Mark is Senior Vice President of 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 B.A. in Economics from Washington University, an M.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark is responsible for all Investment, Finance and Administrative areas 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.  He leads a team of 11 at the Foundation to manage Investments, Accounting, and Information Technology.

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 teams.

Board of Trustees: Executive Leadership

Mr. Russell Harms, Chairman
Former Group Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
Hospital Corporation of America
Brentwood, Tennessee
Mrs. Carol Hack Broome
Financial Associate
Thrivent Financial
San Jose California
Mr. Charles (Ross) Bartley
President, Derby Capital LLC
Bellaire, Texas
Mr. Melvin Faulkner
Director of Business Unit, Testing & Monitoring
Discover Financial Services
Huntley, Illinois
Mr. Brian Fricke
Wealth Manager, Financial Management Concepts
New Symrna Beach, Florida
Rev. Robert Weinkauf
Risen Savior Lutheran Church
Basehor, Kansas
Ms. Kay Kreklau
Vice President, KodaBank
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
Marriott International
Moatsville, West Virginia

Ex-Officio Member:
Mr. Ross Stroh                                                                    LCMS Executive Director of Accounting
Saint Louis, Missouri

Rev. Dr. Ralph Blomenberg
Senior Pastor
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Seymour, Indiana