Everence names new president

Jun 23, 2014 by

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GOSHEN, Ind. — The Everence board of directors has announced Kenneth D. Hoch­stetler will be the organization’s next president and CEO, assuming the role upon the retirement of Larry D. Miller at the end of August.



Hochstetler is senior executive vice president at Univest Corporation, which provides banking, trust, financial planning, investment, foundation and insurance services through a network of offices in southeastern Pennsylvania.

“Ken will bring deep and broad experience in the many services of a financial organization,” said board chair D. Duane Oswald.

Presidential Succession Committee chair Pat Swartzendruber said Hochstetler is strongly committed to the church and is actively involved in the Anabaptist faith community.

“He has contributed volunteer service to many local and national nonprofits, demonstrating his strong sense of call to serve the church and community,” said Swartzendruber, also a board member.

Hochstetler said: “I am grateful for the opportunity to use my experience gained in private industry for the good of the stewardship organization serving the Mennonite and Anabaptist faith community. I look forward to joining the Everence team in helping members integrate their faith and values into financial decisions.”

Hochstetler holds a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Goshen College and a master’s degree in business administration from Lehigh University.

He attends Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church and chairs its congregational leadership board. He is on the board of directors of Goshen College, co-chair of the Campaign Leadership Council of the North Penn Commons, chair of the Souderton Industrial Development Authority and a long-term planning committee member of the Bucks-Mont Coalition for Evangelism.

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