Meet Our Team
The SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation team is available to answer your questions and assist you in making a difference in the lives of those we serve.
Director of Development
Kim assists in the overall strategic planning and execution of the Foundation philanthropy program including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, grants and special events. Kim welcomes the opportunity to develop partnerships with individuals, businesses, organizations, foundations, and congregations, as well as others interested in investing in our services across the entire SpiriTrust Lutheran territory.
Assistant Director of Development
Theresa serves as the principle gift officer for Adams and Franklin Counties, working with annual giving, major gifts, planned giving and special events. Theresa welcomes the opportunity to explore partnerships with individuals, businesses, organizations, foundations, and congregations, as well as others interested in investing in our services. She is also the staff liaison for the Hospice Golf Tournament in Chambersburg.
Director of Volunteer Services
Sherry directs the volunteer services department, including supervising seven volunteer coordinators who manage volunteers in our six retirement communities, the Senior Companion Program, Stephen Ministry and Touch-a-Life.
Assistant Director of Annual Fund & Special Events
Melissa directs the strategy and implementation of the Annual Fund. She coordinates direct mail appeals, communication materials and maintains relationships with annual fund donors. She oversees all communication matters for the Foundation as well as special event planning and implementation.
Barb oversees the business, systems and financial operations for the Foundation and supervises support staff. Along with overseeing all institutional and financial information to support the gift-planning program, she insures compliance with operating standards and procedures. She manages budgeting, financials and database analysis.
Georgia records all gifts received by the Foundation and prepares gift acknowledgement letters. She also ensures database integrity through quality control and generates reports required to support the SpiriTrust Lutheran Foundation’s goals.
When calling the Foundation you are likely to be greeted by Maria’s warm and friendly voice. She processes event registrations, assists with gift processing and provides general administrative support to the entire Foundation team.
Pr. Elizabeth Polanzke
ELCA Planned Giving Partner
Pr. Polanski is an “adjunct” member of the Foundation staff through the Foundation’s partnership with the ELCA Foundation. Liz serves as a planned giving resource to all members of the partnership in the Central Pennsylvania area.
Meet Our Trustees
Meet the dedicated team of 2018 SpiriTrust Lutheran® Foundation Trustees.
Elizabeth (Liz) Dellinger, Chair
York Traditions Bank, Director of Treasury Management
A. Dwight Utz, Vice Chair
Stephanie Kessler, Secretary
RKL, Senior Living Consulting Group Partner
Rev. Christopher Frye, Treasurer
Pastor, St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chambersburg, PA
Joanne M. Bankos
Colleens-Wagner Agency, Inc., President
Samuel S. Laucks, II, MD
WellSpan General Surgery, Surgeon
Keith A. Mummert
M&T Bank, Vice President of Commercial Banking
WellSpan Health, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Market Development
Robert L. Rundle
President/CEO, ex officio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty, Associate Broker