Linda Witham

Linda L. Witham, ChFC CFP FIC

Linda graduated from Concordia College in Seward, Neb., with a B.S. in Education and joined Lutheran Brotherhood, now Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, in 1983. She earned her CFP in 1988 and ChFC in 1993.

Linda served as a District Representative in La Canada, Calif., from 1983 until 1990, achieving MDRT and President’s Club with Lutheran Brotherhood. In 1989 she led the company in Health Sales for the year.

In 1990, Linda became an Associate General Agent in the Southern California Agency and in 1996, she became part of the first Co-General Agency in Lutheran Brotherhood. In this position she consistently earned the GAMA Career Development Award each year. Together with Co-Managing Partners, Karsten Lundring, Gregg Knudten, the agency leads Thrivent Financial for Lutheran in production each year.

The Agency has achieved the GAMA Master Agency award every year since 1998. This team spoke on the LAMP main platform in 1995.

Linda served 4 years as a Trustee with the GAMA Foundation.

As a member of the GAMA International Board of Directors, Linda served as chair of the Professional Development Committee, chair of the Membership Committee, and in June 2009 became GAMA’s first women President.

In 2010, Linda was honored as the Women of the Year by Women in Financial Services, and as an outstanding industry leader with the Soaring Eagle Award from the Kinder Brothers Institute.

Linda and her husband, Dave, reside in Ventura, Calif., where they are members of Trinity Lutheran Church. Linda and Dave enjoy competitive sail boat racing and cruising.





About this Speaker

Linda L. Witham, ChFC CFP FIC

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Woodland Hills, CA


Leadership Teams


GAMA International President, 2009–10
Master Agency Award