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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Lutheran Legacy Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of five individuals: Jerry Klug, Christopher Eldredge, Thomas E. Patchett, Dean Wachholz and James Jordan Wagner.

They can be reached at:

Lutheran Legacy Foundation
711 South Main Street
P.O. Box 31 Paris, IL 61944
217-463-8202
LLF@LutheranLegacyFoundation.org


JERRY L. KLUG – President

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, IN
  • Master of Divinity – Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO
  • Completed courses in Basic Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Cost Accounting, and Business Law – Danville Community College, Danville, Illinois

Professional Experience

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church, Woodland, Indiana – Pastor 
Grace Lutheran Church, Paris, Illinois – Pastor

Affiliations

  • Association for Small Foundations

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Member of the board of directors since 1985

JAMES JORDAN-WAGNER – Treasurer

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) – Central Michigan University
  • Master of Arts (Psychology) – Central Michigan University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Finance) – University of North Texas

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Department of Business, Wittenberg University
  • International Fixed Income Research, Drexel Burnham Lambert (London)
  • Professor of Finance, Eastern Illinois University
  • Dean of Business, Tennessee Technological University

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Director since 2016

CHRISTOPHER ELDREDGE – Secretary

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration) – Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Illinois Cereal Mill, Paris, Illinois – Vice-President of Sales Citizens National Bank, Paris, Illinois – President

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Member of the board of directors since 2000

THOMAS E. PATCHETT – Director

Education

  • Bachelor of Science – Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Owner and Operator of Patchett Farms, Inc. – Experience in business operation, commodity trading, farm real estate, and real estate development.

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Member of the board of directors since 1997

DEAN WACHHOLZ – Director

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – Milton College, Milton, Wisconsin Master of Divinity – Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Hope Lutheran Church, Tonasket, Wisconsin – Pastor
  • Immanuel Lutheran Church, Broadlands, Illinois – Pastor
  • Trinity Lutheran Church & School, Menasha, Wisconsin – Pastor
  • 1990 – Development Officer at Lutheran Special Education Ministries, Detroit, Michigan
  • 1996 – Vice-President of Advancement at Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
  • 2002 – Executive Staff of the Michigan District –LCMS
  • 2005 – Vice-President for Capital Funding at Lutheran Church Extension, St. Louis, Missouri

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Member of the board of directors since 2009

 

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