Serve Magazine from Concordia Plan Services Winter 2017 - Page 2

Board Profile Carol Huebner A professional career that has included both service to our country and the preparation of healthcare leaders has 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 2 Serve | Concordia Plan Services 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 Serving Well! In His Service,