Dr. Gerald B. (Jerry) Kieschnick

Dr. Gerald B. (Jerry) Kieschnick served from 2001 to 2010 as president of the 2.2‐million member Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Legacy Deo in Austin, and as Board member and founding director of Pastor 360, Ministry Focus, and Mission of Christ Network. Prior to becoming LCMS president, Kieschnick had been president of the Synod’s Texas District for 10 years. He has also served as teacher, mission developer, parish pastor, and author. Jerry and his wife of 54 years, Terry, have two grown children, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren, all of whom live in Texas.