Dr. Kurt Senske serves as Chief Executive Officer of Lutheran Social Services of the South (LSSS) and as Chair of the Board of Directors of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, a Fortune 500 financial services organization. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Lutheran Services in America, which has more than 300 member organizations and a combined budget of over $8 billion.
Kurt holds a BS in Business Administration from Valparaiso University, a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, a master’s degree in International Relations from Schiller International University in Paris, France, and a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
A gifted public speaker, Kurt has been a regular commentator on television and radio as well as a guest columnist for newspapers and magazines on a variety of issues.
Kurt is the author of Executive Values: A Christian Approach to Organizational Leadership, currently in its fourth printing, and Personal Values: God’s Game Plan For Life.
Kurt, his wife, Laurie, and their daughter, Sydney, live in Austin, Texas.