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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Lutheran Legacy Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of six individuals: Jerry Klug, Christopher Eldredge, Thomas E. Patchett, James Jordan-Wagner, Mark A. Bluhm, and Ingrid Petrich.

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 – Executive Director

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.

  • Member of board of directors 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 – President

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

Mark A. Bluhm – Director

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Education) – University of Illinois
  • Graduate School of Banking – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) – American Society of Association Executives

Professional Experience

  • First Mid-Illinois Bank and Trust, Charleston
    Community President
  •  International Society of Arboriculture –
    Director of Finance and Operations
  •  Eastern Illinois University – Associate Director
    of Business Operations, Housing and Dining
    Services
  •  Actively involved with his family’s farm in East East Central Illinois

Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.

  • Member of the board of directors since 2021

Ingrid Petrich – Director

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Finance) – University of Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Alyeska Investment Group, Chicago, IL – Investor Relations
  • Citadel, Chicago, IL – Investor Relations
  • Morgan Stanley, New York, NY & Chicago, IL – Capital Introductions, Prime Brokerage
Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Inc.
  • Member of the board of directors since 2021
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