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...Jim Sanft - President, Concordia Plan ServicesSanft Named President of Concordia Plan Services
January 28, 2008
ST. LOUIS-James F. Sanft (45) has been named president of Concordia Plan Services
, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod's
benefits program administrator.Sanft
will succeed Paul W. Middeke, who is retiring, effective March 3.
...Sanft joined Concordia Plan Services (CPS) in 1999 (then named Worker Benefit Plans) as the organization's first director of actuarial services.Since that time, Sanft has held a number of positions, including serving as co-interim executive director in 2003, and serving most recently at executive vice president and chief operating officer where he oversees benefit administration/operations, information technology, products and services, and education and outreach.
"For the last nine years I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the LCMS
as part of Concordia Plan Services
.I look forward to the opportunity to serve the church, and the workers of the church, in this new role," says Sanft
...Prior to joining CPS, Sanft was an assistant actuary at Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation, Lincoln, Neb., (1994-1999), an actuarial associate at Minnesota Mutual Life, St. Paul, Minn., (1988-1994), and he taught mathematics and computer science at Concordia Lutheran High School, Ft. Wayne, Ind., (1985-1986). Sanft holds a master's degree (1988) in mathematics and statistics from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachelor's degree (1985) in education from Concordia University Nebraska, Seward.He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).Sanft
wife, Janell, and children Evan (18), Ryan (16) and Tyler (13), are members of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
, Sunset Hills, Mo.