Serve Magazine from Concordia Plan Services Winter 2017 - Page 2
career that has
service to our
well-positioned Carol Huebner
for her role on the Concordia Plan
Services Board of Directors.
Huebner is a retired colonel from
the U.S. Army Nurse Corps and is
a professor emerita and former
department chair at the School of
Nursing, University of Texas Health
Science Center in San Antonio. “My
experience as a military officer and a
doctorally prepared nurse executive
gave me strong leadership founda-
tions,” she said.
Along with her husband, Mike,
Huebner is a member of Concordia
Lutheran Church in San Antonio.
She joined the CPS Board in 2001.
“The integrity, deep faith, concern
for church workers and professional
talent represented on the CPS Board
and staff make me humbled to play
a part in caring for church workers
through the plans,” she said.
Huebner sees her service as a way to
serve the Lord by caring for church
workers. “In Luke 10:20, Jesus says, ‘The
harvest is plentiful, but the workers are
few,’” she stated. “The Board represents
one important way I can help address
the needs of church workers.”
The Concordia Plan Services Board of
Directors is composed of LCMS and
private industry leaders from around
the country. The Board meets four times
annually to review the organization’s activ-
ities and set its strategic direction. For a
full Board list, visit ConcordiaPlans.org.
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Greetings from the President
When this issue of Serve arrives in your
mailbox, the 2016 presidential election
will have been long in the past. In fact, the
new president may even be in office by
the time you read this. However, while I’m
writing this on Oct. 14, 2016, we have no
idea what the future holds. Pundits and
polls at present say that it will be Hillary
Clinton as the next president. But then
again, the way this election cycle has
gone, who knows what’s in store.
Not only do we not know the future occu-
pant of the White House, but we also
wonder what will happen with the House
and the Senate. So much unknown …
Jim Sanft, President and Chief Executive Officer
of Concordia Plan Services
so much uncertainty. Despite the politi-
cal, legislative, regulatory and economic uncertainty that surrounds us (and will
continue to surround us even when we know whether it’s President Clinton or
President Trump), we live in perfect certainty:
“I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the
earth.” (Job 19:25)
There it is. End of story. Whatever happens between now and then, one thing is
clear: The victory over sin and death belongs to Jesus Christ. In the meantime,
what are we to do? Hebrews 3:13 calls us to “encourage one another daily, as long
as it is called Today.”
So here is my encouragement to you: Be Well … Serve Well.
In this issue of Serve, you’ll read about some of the very real challenges that
members of the Concordia Plan Services community encountered in their lives.
They’re sharing their stories with you in the hope of them providing encourage-
ment to you! These are stories not about tools and resources available to Plan
members; rather, they are stories of how the community comes together to
strengthen and support each other. These are stories of how we help bear one
another’s burdens. These are examples of how we can encourage and care for one
another. These are stories of how the members of the CPS Community Preserve
the Promise for one another!
Thank you for being part of the CPS Community! Thank you for Being Well and
In His Service,