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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago , Illinois 60631
United States

Company Description: About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with approximately 4.5...   more

Employment History


  • BS , Mathematics
    DePaul University
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By Jon ..., 4 Oct 2013 [cached]
By Jon Beyer
Jon Beyer is CIO at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which has more than 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Beyer has worked in information security at Andersen Consulting, as infrastructure vice president at Transora (now 1SYNC), and in IT operations and customer service at Incisent Technologies.
The Mens Club Advisory Board, 8 July 2012 [cached]
Jon Beyer Jon Beyer has quickly proven his ability to lead information technology functions for organizations of all sizes. He began his career at the business consulting firm, Andersen Consulting, in information security, then moved on to positions within the CIO organization at Arthur Andersen. He then served as the head of Infrastructure at startup Transora to help build a B2B platform for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Jon then helped to strengthen IT operations and customer service for INCISENT Technologies during its growth to the number 4 fastest growing software company in the US in the 2008 Inc. 500 Rankings.
In 2008, Jon decided to turn to the world of non-profits and bring efficient and effective use of technology to an organization with a strong mission, purpose and cause. He currently serves as the Executive for IT at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is comprised of over 10,000 congregations and nearly five million members across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In his short time with the organization he has many accomplishments that have helped the organization to become more efficient through the use of technology and allowing it to focus on delivering its mission to the world. Jon is currently driving a strategy that promotes an open and collaborative technology platform allowing for more seamless communication across the many parts of the organization as well as more efficient operations for the administrative portions for the ELCA churchwide organization.
Jon grew up in Southern and North-Central Wisconsin, and then moved to Chicago to receive his BS in Mathematics from DePaul University in 1996. He is still a passionate Green Bay Packers fan even after having lived in the Chicago area for over 18 years. He currently resides with his wife Sara and dog Bonnie in west suburban Wheaton.
Jon is proud to be a member of The Men's Club and its Advisory Board, as it is quickly becoming a powerful networking organization that stresses personal relationships and also supports philanthropic causes. He values the connections that the organization can bring to him and its growing membership. Jon is always looking for ways to personally, and through his network, assist others in achieving their personal, professional and charitable goals.
1SYNC, 22 Dec 2005 [cached]
Jon BeyerVice President InfrastructureJon is responsible for leading the architecture, engineering, administration, and support of Transora's advanced technology infrastructure.Additionally, he directs Transora's information security program and customer relationship management solution.
Before joining Transora, Jon was Architecture Lead with Arthur Andersen where he crafted the architecture strategies and approaches and managed technology environment issues.Jon is an information security expert and has worked with various Fortune 500 companies in building information security programs.He has extensive experience in architecture design and planning as well as solution implementation and operations.
Jon holds Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from DePaul University.
The Leader is the Club's monthly newsletter for members of the IT Leaders Circle., 1 Feb 2013 [cached]
When Jon Beyer joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as Executive for IT, the organization was eight years behind in technology. In this article, he discusses the various ways he and his team regained users' and the boards' trust to overcome the challenges of implementing a new CRM system.
Jon Beyer, Executive for IT at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Jon Beyer, Executive for IT at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Member News, 29 July 2010 [cached]
Member:Jon Beyer News:Profiles in IT Leadership CRM Change Requires Culture Shift When Jon Beyer joined the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as Executive for IT, the organization was about eight years behind in technology. "There was a ton to do," he recalled. Aging infrastructure made computing difficult. ELCA's 500 IT users had little trust of IT, preferring paper methods and public services to reach 10,000 congregations and 4.5 million constituents. And, each individual business function operated its own database. Using a previously executed third-party assessment to help identify priorities, Beyer developed a plan. First his team upgraded core infrastructure, including servers, virtualization, storage, disaster recovery and data center capabilities. Next they identified steps to make the environment data driven and built applications suites to make that happen.
Beyer and his team have integrated nine databases, with the largest - a legacy donor management system - scheduled for completion this summer.
daily in ways they never thought possible, said Beyer. He shared what makes for a successful CRM (and general IT) initiative:
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delivery," said Beyer.
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