2019 LSS Digital Annual Meeting

Thank you for participating in our Digital Annual Meeting. Please vote on the LSS board members and bylaw changes by September 30, 2019.

Board Member Nominations

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greg jordan

Mr. Jordan began his career at Nationwide in 2001 and has served in several business and finance leadership roles.  He is currently Senior Vice President & Chief Audit Executive. Before coming to Nationwide, he held positions at Midland Life Insurance Company/Swiss Re and Ernst & Young.  Mr. Jordan earned his B.S. from The Ohio State University and serves as a member of The Columbus City Schools Audit and Accountability Committee.  Along with his wife, Natalie, the Jordans have a son and live in Canal Winchester.

ed kendall

Mr. Kendall currently serves as Vice President, Capital Planning and Controls of NiSource and has been with the company since 2010.  He previously held positions at Navigator Management Partners, Wendy’s and L Brands.  Mr. Kendall received his MBA from The Ohio State University and his B.S in Business Administration, Finance from Miami University.  He was a recipient of Columbus Business First’s 40 under 40 award in 2009 and previously served on the boards of the Homeless Families Foundation and Worthington Youth Boosters.  Along with his wife, Dawn, the Kendalls have three children and live in Worthington.  They attend All Saints Lutheran Church.

kelly kroskie

Ms. Kroskie is Vice President, Chief Operational Risk Officer for Alliance Data Systems and has been with the company since 2016. Previously she served in many positions at J. P. Morgan Chase, including Executive Director, Digital Product Management, as well as at Fiserv, Inc.  Ms. Kroskie received her Bachelor of Science in finance at Iowa State University.  She and her husband, Keith, have a daughter and reside in Galena. They attend St Paul the Apostle Church in Westerville.

andrew meslow

Mr. Meslow is currently the COO of Bath & Body Works, which he joined in 2015, but he previously served in roles at various L Brands enterprises, including senior vice president of merchandise planning and allocation for Victoria’s Secret. Mr. Meslow earned his BA from Princeton University. He and his wife, Allison, and their two children live in New Albany.

brandon riggins

Mr. Riggins joined Messer Construction Co. in 2004 and currently serves as a Project Executive. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Dayton. Mr. Riggins has served as a volunteer at LSS Faith Mission for several years and is an active member of the American Concrete Institute Central Ohio Chapter. Previously he served as the professional development chair of the Central Ohio Alumni Extension of the National Society of Black Engineers.  Mr. Riggins and his wife, Jennifer, live in Pickerington and have two children.  The family attends different local churches in the community regularly.

rev. adam steinbrenner

Rev. Steinbrenner is lead pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Dublin.  Before joining that congregation as associate pastor in 2015, Rev. Steinbrenner served as vicar at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington, MO.  He received his M. Div. from Concordia Seminary and B.A. from Concordia University. Rev. Steinbrenner and his wife, Rachael, live in Dublin with their two children.

jill treece

Ms. Treece is a Senior Lecturer at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business and previously held positions at several hospitals, including most recently Director of Nursing, Inpatient Heart and Vascular Serviceline at Riverside Methodist Hospital.  She earned her BSN at Case Western Reserve University and her Master of Business Operational Excellence at The Ohio State University. Ms. Treece is also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.  She and her husband, Tim, and three children live in New Albany. They enjoy sailing, fishing, and skiing as a family, and spend most of their free time in Vermilion, Ohio where they attend Trinity Lutheran Church.

Proposed Bylaw Changes

Please review before voting. 

Bylaw additions in italicized type.

Article VI (Board of Directors)

Section 1.  The affairs of the corporation shall be managed by a Board of Directors of no less than nine (9) and no more than twenty-one (21), voting members, a majority of whom must belong to a congregation which is a member of this corporation and a least 14% of whom shall belong to a Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregation.

(Rationale for proposed change: LCMS requires specification of this minimum representation on the board for LSS to maintain Recognized Service Organizational status with that judicatory.)

Article II (Relationship to Churches)

(New second paragraph)

“If and while the corporation is a Recognized Service Organization by the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (“Synod”) or has a similar status with any other church body, such recognition or status (i) is not an endorsement of the fiscal solvency of the corporation, nor of services or programs offered by the corporation, (ii) does not express or imply endorsement of the fiscal solvency of the corporation, or responsibility by the Synod or any such other church body for the debts or other financial obligations of the corporation, and (iii) does not cause the Synod, and any other such church body or their governing structures (e.g. districts, synods, dioceses) or congregations to incur or be subject to the liabilities or debts of the corporation or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates.”

(Rationale for proposed change: to prevent judicatories from incurring LSS-related liability by reason of their granting accreditation or recognition status to LSS.)

Voting Form

Board Member Voting 2019

  • Please select each name you approve, which we hope will be all.
  • Please indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the proposed bylaw change.

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