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Jon C. Wiebe, President & CEO
Jon earned a B.A. degree from Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. He was a youth pastor for four years at Belleview Acres Mennonite Brethren Church before joining Andersen Consulting as a Staff Consultant and then Norwest Bank as a Financial Analyst. Jon has held a number of positions within the local church and with several nonprofits, including being Chair of the Board of More For Less, Denver CO. He is a member of the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church where he has served as Elder Chair, Coordinating Council Chair, Worship Leader and Moderator. Jon started with MB Foundation as Vice President in 1996 and was promoted to President on January 1, 1998, where he continues to serve. Jon loves the Lord and is passionate about helping individuals and ministries honor God with their finances.

Jon is married to Ellynne and they have two boys, Matthew and Joshua. Matthew is married to Clarissa and they live in Topeka, KS and Joshua is married to Krista and they live in Wichita, KS. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and cattle ranching. Contact Jon.

Jost,Bruce-Head Shot (297x448)Bruce Jost, Vice President
Bruce is a "loan officer for Jesus" and has been with MBF since 2006. He currently manages our loan portfolio, organizes our annual certificate registration, and assists with communicating our message. He graduated from Tabor College in 1997 with a degree in Business Administration in Finance. His StrengthsFinder strengths are: Adaptability, Consistency, Includer, Connectedness, Arranger.

He is married to Kimberlee and they have two daughters; Ella and Talia. Bruce and his family attend Ebenfeld MB Church. Some of his favorites include: Jesus, cinnamon rolls, the Boston Celtics, Psalm 138:3, basketball, Kimberlee's cooking, Tabor College, and climbing mountains in Colorado. Contact Bruce.

Soo Hoo, Joel-Head Shot (297x448)Joel D. Soo Hoo, Vice President and Treasurer
Joel received a B.A. in Business Administration from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, in 1999. After graduation, he worked at Midland National Bank in the operations department and as a Staff Accountant for Claassen Financial Services prior to joining the staff of MB Foundation and MBLF as a Staff Accountant in March of 2001. Joel was promoted to Treasurer of both organizations in August of 2003. He is a member of the Parkview Mennonite Brethren Church where he has served on the Board of Trustees, Audit Committee, as Treasurer, and a high school youth sponsor.

Joel is married to the beautiful Lori and they have two children, Claudia and Talon. Joel enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and sports.  Contact Joel.

Danielle, Bartel - Head Shot (531x800) Danielle Bartel, Office Administrator
Danielle joined the MB Foundation staff in 2013. She graduated from Tabor College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Accounting & Finance. Prior to starting at MB Foundation, Danielle had experience in both banking and accounting.

She and her husband Eric are both Hillsboro natives and have three boys; twin boys Logan and Mason, and their younger brother, William. Danielle is a member at First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro where she is involved in the children’s ministry. Danielle enjoys antiquing and attempting various DIY projects, but mostly enjoys spending time with her family outdoors. Contact Danielle.

Dennis R. Fast, Church Relations Director
Dennis received a B.A. in English from Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, in 1971. An avid athlete, he was an All-American in track at Tabor as well as playing basketball and football. After graduation, he worked at Tabor as a coach and Admissions Counselor and later Director of Admissions. In 1976 he moved to Fresno, California to pursue seminary studies, graduating with a M-Div. in 1980. He served the Butler Ave MB Church in Fresno in various capacities before being called back to the Hillsboro MB Church as Senior Pastor in 1982. In 1998 he returned to California to lead the Reedley MB Church for the next 17 years. He has served the MB denomination in a number of roles, including Conference Chair for two terms and Chair of the board of the Mennonite Brethren international mission agency, MB Mission, for two terms. Dennis joined the MB Foundation staff in June of 2016. He is also the Associate Pastor of Kingsburg MB Church in Kingsburg, California.

Dennis is married to the former Connie Klassen and they have three adult children and twelve grandchildren. His love of athletics continues as he regularly plays tennis, rides motorcycle, and cheers for KU basketball and OU football. Contact Dennis.

DSC_0288Pam Franz, Finance Assistant
Pam received a B.A. in math at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. She worked as an actuary at Mennonite Mutual Aid (now Everence) in Goshen, Indiana for 16 years, where she earned her A.S.A. (Associate of the Society of Actuaries) designation. In 2007, Pam and her family moved back “home” to Kansas. She worked in the admissions office at Tabor College for seven years with various responsibilities related to data conversion and database management.

Pam and her husband Scott have a son, Avery, and two daughters, Marah and Eva. She enjoys cheering the kids on at their school activities. They attend Parkview MB church in Hillsboro where Pam has served on the Christian Education Board and enjoys helping direct Wednesday night children’s activities. Contact Pam.

 

 

 

JJorgenson, Jeff - websiteeff Jorgenson, Director of Operations
Jeff joined the MB Foundation team in May of 2014 after 30 years in the investment industry while living in the Denver, Colorado area. He brings to the foundation a broad background in financial services from his years with Morgan Stanley, Charles Schwab and RBC Wealth Management. He supports the foundation efforts in money management, estate administration and provides support to the advisor team. Jeff currently holds NASD series 7, 63 and 9/10 licenses. Jeff is married to JoAnne and they have five children - Ryan, who graduated from Tabor College, Maren, Jeffrey and Annaliese. Their oldest son Jens is married and lives in Seattle with his wife Attali. Jeff’s interests include spending time with friends & family, attending his kids events, mountain biking and being involved in the local church. Contact Jeff.

 

DSC_0028Krista Richert, Administrative Assistant
Krista joined MB Foundation in May of 2016 after working as both an administrative and office assistant at various jobs. As Administrative Assistant she provides support to the Director of Operations and the Advisor team. Krista attended Tabor College after graduating from Colby High School. She values her Ebenfeld church family where she leads Wednesday night children's worship, helps out with the youth group, participates in the mentoring program and is a part of the worship team. Krista and her husband Pete have two daughters, Lindsey and Riley, and a son, Micah. Krista enjoys cooking and baking with her daughters, worshipping with music, reading, crocheting, and doing projects with her kids. Contact Krista.

Schmidt, Garvie-Head Shot (297x448)Garvie Schmidt, Planned Giving Advisor
Garvie joined the MB Foundation team in November 2011. He received his BA degree from Tabor College and a MDiv degree from Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in 1983. He has served as associate pastor in Fairview, OK and was the lead pastor of the Henderson, Nebraska MB church for nine years before serving as lead pastor at Enid, Oklahoma MB church for 15 years. Over the years he has served on various MB Conference national and district boards. He has also been involved in various community boards and organizations. In 2013 he became certified as a Gift Planning Associate.

He loves to work with people in all types of situations and help them experience their full potential in Christ. His experience and relationships with people in the MB family provides him the ability to guide people in discerning how they can best honor God with their resources and the type of legacy they can leave for the next generation.

Garvie and his wife Diane have been married since 1978 and have two grown children, Nathan and Heidi.  Garvie enjoys, spending time with his family, fishing and woodworking.  Contact Garvie.

Shewey, Andy-Head Shot (295x448)Andy Shewey, Planned Giving Advisor
Andy has been with MB Foundation since 2008 after working fifteen years as a Financial Advisor. He enjoys helping people complete their Will Planning and establish current and legacy gifts to the ministries God has called them to support. Andy earned BA degrees from Tabor College in Business Administration/Economics and in Contemporary Church Ministries - Human Services. He has served in a variety of roles in the local church, with Tabor College, and in the Hillsboro community.

Andy is married to Kerry. They have two sons, Clay and Grant. Andy and Kerry attend Parkview MB Church where they are involved in mentoring relationships and serving others. He is also the high jump coach for the Tabor College track team. Andy's other interests include his sons and their families, the Oklahoma City Thunder, golfing, chocolate ice cream, and a good quote.  Contact Andy.

Thiessen, Melanie-Head Shot (296x448)Melanie Thiessen, Account Administrator
Melanie joined MB Foundation in September 2011 as Account Administrator. She works with the Certificate Program managing customer accounts. Melanie received her bachelor's degree in Animal Science Business from Kansas State University in 2007. She is a member of Parkview Church where she helps with Awana on Wednesday nights and various activities within the church. Melanie and her husband Phillip have a son, Braden and two daughters, Leighton and Emma and reside in Hillsboro. They enjoy trips to the zoo and spending time with friends and family.  Contact Melanie.

Vogt, Shawna-Head Shot - Copy (298x448)Shawna Vogt, Account Administrator
Shawna earned a B.A. degree in Business Administration/Marketing from Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kansas. After graduation, she joined MB Foundation in October of 1992. She is a member of the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Shawna and her husband Todd have three children, Taylor, Braden and Lauryn. She enjoys watching her kids' in their many activities, antiquing and gardening. Shawna and Todd like to travel and entertain.  Contact Shawna.

DSC_0290Hollister Wolf, Administrative Assistant
Hollister joined the MB Foundation team in January of 2015. She graduated from Tabor College in 2014 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Communications. Prior to starting at MB Foundation, Hollister gained experience in the field of Marketing at Barkman Honey. She enjoys running, riding bikes, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Hollister is a member at Parkview MB Church where she helps with Sunday school and is a high school youth sponsor. Contact Hollister.

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