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Senior Staff and Board of Directors


Christian Record Services, Inc. Senior Staff

Diane Thurber, CRS President

Diane Thurber, President

Diane carries out the directives of the Board of Directors and oversees the administration, programs, and strategic plans of the ministry of Christian Record Services for the Blind to ensure its mission is achieved. She also serves on a variety of committees to provide counsel and support for initiatives for other ministries that are dedicated to empowering people who are differently-abled.

When not in the office, Diane enjoys traveling with her family and learning more about other cultures. Her travels have taken her around the globe where she has seen firsthand the miraculous transformation that can occur by providing access to literature and extending compassion to those less fortunate. Additional interests include playing the piano and flute and trying to keep her ball out of sand traps and water hazards when playing a round of golf with husband Gary.

Lonnie Kreiter, VP for Finance

Lonnie Kreiter, VP for Finance

Lonnie is responsible for the financial administration, certain human resources, and internal management functions for Christian Record. The organization is audited not once, but twice, each year. We take seriously our fiscal responsibility to our members and donors. 

When not in the office he enjoys traveling, physical fitness activities, and being outdoors. He is also an 'all things motorized' enthusiast which includes water sports: water skiing, wakeboarding, and boating in general. 

Christian Record Services, Inc. Board of Directors

Name Years
G. Alexander Bryant, Chair 5 years
Elaine Hagele, Vice Chair 16 years
Kyoshin Ahn, Vice Chair 1 year
Diane Thurber, Secretary 5 years
Tony Anobile 3 years
Al Burdick 11 years
Dan Carlson 11 years
James McArthur 41 years
Matthew Orian 4 years
Randy Robinson 2 year
Larry Romrell 4 years
Vinita Sauder 6 years
Dexter Thomas 4 years
Topher Thompson 6 years
Gary Thurber 11 years
Deborah Whitfield
William L. Wood 19 years
Minner Labrador

Christian Record Services, Inc. Staff

Marci Baker, Assistant Director of Mission Advancement

If you are a donor, you know Marci. Marci stewards the gifts Christian Record receives from nearly 7,000 donors each year. Marci makes sure to acknowledge donors for their kind support promptly. When the workday is complete, Marci likes to read, watch old movies, sew, bake, and spend time with her family. Unfortunately, there are not enough hours in the day for all the things Marci likes to do.

Taumi Baker, Graphic Designer / Project Manager

Taumi is a graphic designer, print manager, and project manager. She designs all the printed materials that Christian Record produces for its members and the public. Her creative work on special events, such as the EYE RUN, is what brings the extra special touches that make each year's event both fun and rewarding for all who participate. When not at work she enjoys cooking, art history, sunshine, reading, all things design, and party decorating.

Brian Carlson, Digital Media Manager

Brian pairs his skills in communication with a long-time passion for technology to guide the internal and external communication for Christian Record Services. From generating awareness via social media posts, to press releases, to content for the website, to communication strategies with members and supporters throughout North America and the world, he works to tell the story of Christian Record and the array of programs and services offered to members. When not in the office, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, coaching basketball, running every day, and writing.

Richard Clark Jr., Assistant Editor

Christian Record produces several magazines, two of which are produced by Richard each quarter. Christian Record and Children's Friend are both offered in Braille. He also manages the Bible correspondence school, which on average has about 70 blind students. When not a wordsmith or teacher, Richard likes to spend time outdoors. His favorite activities are to watch wildlife and grow a simple garden of edibles and ornamentals.

Kalvin Follett, Member Services and Studio Director

Christian Record launched an online library in 2017 that currently holds more than 1,600 titles. These books can be listened to immediately or downloaded to member's devices and read in large print or electronic braille. Kalvin, and his team, review and add to the library popular new titles every month. He also produces audiobooks and magazines and oversees the team that distributes all printed materials. When he is not in the office, Kalvin enjoys running, biking, and walking the many trails in Lincoln. He and his family enjoy vacations that often include camping, hiking, and other outdoor adventures.

Joshua Kittleson,  Assistant Director for Member Services and Studio

When members call to inquire about services, Joshua responds. He assists members who need support with library services and provides information to prospective members. His thoughtful attention to member care helps those we serve return when they have personal concerns and prayer requests. When not at work, Joshua is involved at his church as a Pathfinder Youth Group Leader, and he enjoys miniature photography.

Sydney Leffler, Controller

Sydney works closely with the Vice President for Finance to prepare and evaluate the financial records for Christian Record. Every donation, grant, expenditure, is carefully coded and processed. She processes payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivables for the organization. When not in the office, Sydney enjoys spending time with her husband and playing the piano, most recently she's been working to master the first of Gershwin's "Three Preludes."

Kristine Lemons, Director of Mission Advancement

Kristine leads out in the overall fundraising and communication efforts for Christian Record Services, to share more information about our mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people who are blind. All of our programs for the blind are free to our members, including summer camps, magazines, Bible studies, Bibles, and an online library with more than 1,600 books. None of this would be possible without the generous donations given by people who care! When not in the office, Kristine enjoys spending time with her husband and son, planning local outings and her next DIY project, and laughing at the antics of their cat and dog.

Jeri Lyn Rogge, Editorial and Outreach Ministries Director

Jeri is part of a ministry team that produces magazines in large print, Braille, and audio for people who are blind. She builds partnerships with and develops resources for church leaders and camp directors as well. When not in the office, she enjoys volunteering at her church and in her community. She's a mom of two boys and a wife of one husband who she says "keep my life interesting and fun."  

Yohanna Santana Treche, Member Services Liaison/Spanish Services

Yohanna has enjoyed helping people her whole life and now that ministry includes supporting Hispanic members with library services. She helps maintain the member database and lending library of digital cartridges. Yohanna efficiently distributes requests to members for books as they are available. She also translates documents and media for other staff from English to Spanish and is responsible for coordinating the production of the quarterly El Centinela audio magazine. When not at work, Yohanna enjoys music, spending time with fishing with her father, visiting new places.

Dennis Tejada, Braille and Print Manager

At the office, Dennis is a whirlwind of activity, troubleshooting IT concerns, tracking inventory of all our large print and Braille resources, handling mailing, and offering assistance where needed so all other departments are able to function. Without Dennis, it would be tough to get anything done! When not keeping things on track here, he is busy participating in activities for his church and community.