Everence leadership

Everence has more than 375 staff around the country, and more than 1,100 volunteer advocates serving in congregations. Guiding their work is our Everence Senior Leadership Team, Everence Board of Directors and Affiliate Boards.

Ken Hochstetler, Everence Financial President and CEO
Photo by Bryan Chris

vision and values

Everence Senior Leadership Team

Ken Hochstetler-CEO

Ken Hochstetler

President and Chief Executive Officer

Eunice Culp, Everence Vice President of Human Resources (2017)

Eunice Culp, SPHR®, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Human Resources

Rod Diller, Everence Senior Vice President of Sales and Distribution (2017)

Rod Diller

Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution

Leonard Dow headshot

Leonard Dow

Vice President, Community and Church Development

Matthew Gehman

President/CEO, Everence Federal Credit Union


William Hartman III, J.D., AIF®

Vice President, Organization Services


Julie Hertzler

Vice President, Innovation and Project Management

Chad Horning, Everence Chief Investment Officer (2021)

Chad Horning, CFA®

Chief Investment Officer and Senior Vice President

George Merryman, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Everence Financial (2022)

George Merryman

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Madalyn Metzger, Everence Vice President of Marketing (2017)

Madalyn Metzger

Vice President, Marketing

mission oversight

Everence Board of Directors

Nicole Francisco Bailey, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

Nicole Francisco Bailey

Hampton, Virginia 

Executive Director, C3–Calvary Community Church

Paris Ball-Miller, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

Paris Ball-Miller

Orlando, Florida

Chief Executive Officer, Troyer Foods

Lauren Good, Everence Board of Directors (2019)

Lauren Good

Seattle, Washington

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Katelyn Leichty, CPA, Everence Board of Directors (2019)

Katelyn Leichty

Goshen, Indiana

CPA Senior Manager, Kruggel Lawton CPA

Emerson Lesher, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

Emerson Lesher, Chair

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

President, Lesher Consulting and Associate, MHS Consulting

DJ McFadden headshot

D.J. McFadden, III

Millersburg, Ohio

Hospice Physician, Community Hospice

Jim Miller, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

James Miller

Sarasota, Florida

CEO, JMX Brands

Kirby Miller, CPA, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

Kirby Miller

Irwin, Ohio

Federal Government Accounting Advisor, Frontier Inc.

Sylvia Bribiesca Penner, Everence Board of Directors

Sylvia Bribiesca Penner

Wichita, Kansas

Attorney, Penner Law Group, LLC

Jaime Rodriguez, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

Jaime Rodriguez

Fresno, California

Chief Financial Officer, Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

Ruth Suter, Everence Board of Directors member

Ruth Suter

Brisbane, California

Senior Vice President of Market Access, Public Policy, and Advocacy, Zogenix, Inc.

Jessica Yoder, Everence Board of Directors (2017)

Jessica Yoder

Portland, Oregon

Audit manager, McDonald Jacobs

collaborative direction

Everence Affiliate Boards

Collaborative team meeting

Everence Affiliate Boards

In addition to our Board of Directors, certain Everence product and service areas are overseen by their own affiliate boards. These include:

  • Church Benefits Board and Mennonite Retirement Trust
  • Everence Federal Credit Union
  • Everence Trust Company
  • Praxis Mutual Funds®

Meet our affiliate boards (PDF)