Wellspring Lutheran Services Names New SVP/CFO2 min read

Wellspring Lutheran Services has named Timothy Kalbfleisch as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This appointment will help advance the mission of Wellspring, which means embarking on its next 125 years of serving children, families and seniors across Michigan.

In filling this role, Wellspring identified several outside candidates who were strong and experienced CFO professionals. However, despite their impressive backgrounds, Wellspring recognized they already had the best person for the role in Kalbfleisch. He has been with Wellspring since 2016 when he joined as director of finance. In January, he was named vice president of finance and business strategy.

Tim Kalbfleisch

In addition to holding a master’s degree in accounting, he is also an attorney. Kalbfleisch has a unique combination of corporate finance, risk management, and accounting expertise. Aside from his extensive training and experience, he understands the mission and vision at Wellspring—which is paramount not only to his success in his new role, but in Wellspring’s continued success moving forward.

Kalbfleisch has been extremely effective and known for his good nature, humor, and ability to create meaningful relationships with others. Most notably, he possesses a natural ability to communicate complex issues in terms that are understandable outside of the world of accounting and finance.

“The role of chief financial officer at a large, complex nonprofit like Wellspring requires a unique blend of experience, accounting intelligence, communication skills, strategic vision and relationship building,” says Wellspring president and CEO David Gehm in making the announcement. “Tim has these core qualities and much more; his leadership will have a significant impact on the direction and strength of our mission.”

“It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to put my experience to work in supporting the life-changing mission of Wellspring,” says Kalbfleisch. “I look forward to supporting our very talented, committed team members by ensuring Wellspring is strongly positioned to embrace and succeed in new and unique opportunities. By doing that, we will be able to continue serving families and communities across Michigan. I’m humbled to think I can help strengthen Wellspring’s future at a time when our ministries are more vital than ever.”


Headquartered in Flint, Mich., Wellspring Lutheran Services is a statewide nonprofit committed to engaging people at every stage of life to help them experience and embrace their God-given potential. Wellspring helps change lives, build strong families and transform communities through a diverse set of services including: adoption resources, affordable housing, assisted living, behavioral health, family preservation, foster care, home care, hospice and grief support, independent living, memory support, parenting support, short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care and supportive housing for youths. More than 1,100 employees carry out our work statewide, impacting people in more than 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties. For more information, visit



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