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Board of Directors

The Board provides strategic direction and oversight for the affairs of the corporation and its management of the pension and benefits plans.

Seeking Directors

Do you know someone who is interested in the care of those who serve in the ELCIC? If so, then please ask them to consider a position on the GSI Board. The board’s time together provides many stimulating and thoughtful discussions, with a few laughs in between, as well as opportunities for professional development. It’s really a great group of people that has an important mission within the ELCIC.

Four of the current directors’ terms will be ending/renewing in September 2023. In preparation, we are beginning our search for dynamic and knowledgeable people with a variety of backgrounds and experience to fill positions. Two of the positions are reserved for plan members.

Meetings are held in Winnipeg semi-annually, spring and fall. Anyone interested should complete a biographical data form and forward it to the GSI office.

Please call the office (1-877-352-4247) if you have any questions about this opportunity. The Nominations Committee will be interviewing candidates in January and February 2023 for recommendation to the GSI Board at their March 2023 meeting. National Church Council elects the directors at their September 2023 meeting, when the new terms will begin.

How The Board is Elected

National Church Council (NCC) elects the Directors of ELCIC Group Services Inc.

The Board consists of eight individuals. GSI sees value in having Plan Members serve on the Board and reserves at least two positions for active (enrollment status of employee in at least one plan sponsored by GSI at time of election) Plan Members, preferably one rostered and one non-rostered.

Directors are eligible to serve two consecutive 4-year terms.

The Officers and committees are elected by the Board of Directors from among their numbers. The Board may also appoint non-Board members to certain committees.

Board of Directors List

Board Term
Mr. John WolffPresident,
Chair of the Board
second term
Ms. Cathy WilkeVice President,
Chair of Benefits Committee
second term
Mr. Ray HenricksonTreasurer,
Chair of Finance and Audit Committee
second term
Dr. Pamela GilesSecretary,
Chair of Communications Committee
second term
Mr. Wenzel HobergChair of Investment Committee2021-2025
first term
Rev Dr Gordon JensenChair of Governance Committee2019-2023
first term
Rev. Susan Climoplan member: Rostered2019-2023
first term
Ms Vetta Simeonidisplan member: Non-Rostered2019-2023
first term