Michael Klatt has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA) for the past 14 years. He began his career with the organization in direct care in 1988 and also has been the chief operating officer, assistant to the CEO and community services director for TLHA. As President and CEO, he advances TLHA's Christian mission, vision, services and programs. He also works extensively with the families of children with special needs to plan for their spiritual, financial and long-term care needs.
Michael earned his Master's degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor's degree in organizational studies from Bethel University in St. Paul, and holds a certificate in long-term care administration from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He was appointed to Minnesota's Board of Aging by Governor Tim Pawlenty in 2006; he was re-appointed by the governor in 2010.
Rev. Joel Gaertner serves as Vice President of Ministry and National Director of Jesus Cares Ministries. He is responsible for the overall ministry and developing and monitoring the Jesus Cares Ministries programs in congregations. He also serves as the chairman of the WELS Commission on Special Ministries. He will collaborate with organization to advance TLHA ministry.
Mary Sue Meger is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She is responsible for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of the company. This includes accounting, finance, forecasting, strategic planning, legal, property management, investor relationships and partnership compliance.
Mark Hayes serves as Associate Vice President of Mission Advancement. The mission advancement office supports our ministrys mission and vision to share eternal hope, provide hope and inspire hope. Hayes’ responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships, fundraising, managing mission advancement infrastructure and ministry outreach.
Ronald Jackelen serves as Vice President of Systems and Planning, overseeing the delivery of support services to the ministries and residences of TLHA as well as developing new organizational services. In addition, he provides strategic direction for corporate finance, information technology and human resources.
Mariann Wiebusch serves as Vice President of Operations. She has the primary day-to-day responsibility for directing, administering, monitoring and coordinating the operations of the organization in support of policies, goals and objectives.
Doyle Voss is the Director of Information Technology, overseeing TLHA's technology needs. He manages the voice and data networks and other electronic technology for all of TLHA's locations and programs.
Beth Wadsley serves as Director of Human Resources. She plans, directs and carries out strategic policies relating to all phases of human resources activities, including primary responsibility for the staffing, compensation and employee benefits processes throughout The Lutheran Home Association.
Dawn Roberts serves as Director of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for TLHA's brand as well as development and implementation of TLHA's marketing strategies, communications, fundraising, materials and plans. She oversees development and implementation of support materials and services. Dawn works closely with the facility executives, JCM leaders and other stakeholders.