WELS Investment Funds Board of Directors

Board of Directors

WELS Investment Funds is governed by an independent board whose directors are members of WELS congregations and who are elected by the Synodical Council. The Lord has blessed WELS with a talented group to serve on this board as indicated by the brief introductions that follow:

Dennis Walters is retired and formerly vice president, administrative controller, and director of Corporate Financial Reporting for Cargill, Inc.

Joel Luehmann serves as director, Enterprise Risk Management, for Compeer Financial in Mankato, Minn.

John Wenker is retired and formerly a managing director at Nuveen Asset Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of TIAA-CREF.

Rev. Charles Degner formerly served parishes in Prior Lake and St. Peter, Minn. He served as district vice president in Minnesota for 16 years and as district president for 10 years.

Seth Hansen is the vice president, Project Management, Daktronics, Inc., a developer of electronic display systems.

Ronald Schmitz is retired after a 34-year career as a financial consultant for AXA Advisors (formerly Equitable Life, N.Y.).

Max Wenck is a co-owner of MorganMyers, Inc., a multi-million dollar communications consulting firm.

Kyle Egan serves as WELS chief financial officer and treasurer. He formerly served as Assistant Treasurer & Director of Investor Relations at Quad/Graphics, Inc. (Quad).

Rev. Kurt Lueneburg is the Director of WELS Ministry of Christian Giving, helping God’s people excel in grace of giving that glorifies Christ and provides funding for WELS gospel ministries.


Please follow the instructions carefully and mail completed forms to:

WELS Investment Funds
N16W23377 Stone Ridge Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188-1108


If you have any questions, please call us at 877-888-8953.