At Church Mutual Insurance Company, our mission is to be the premier provider of insurance services to our customers in the religious institutional marketplace and other compatible markets. We recognize that our customers are the company, and everything we do is done with that principle foremost in mind.

Markets served
  • Religious organizations of all denominations
  • Schools, including public, private, and religiously affiliated institutions
  • Camps and conference centers
  • Senior living facilities
Coverages available
  • Property and liability
  • Professional liability
  • Umbrella liability
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Commercial automobile
  • Cybercrime protection
  • International travel

The Church Mutual family of companies

CM Regent Insurance Company and CM Regent Solutions

These two wholly owned subsidiaries of Church Mutual Insurance Company leverage our insurance expertise to meet the unique needs of K-12 school districts, colleges and universities. Coverages include commercial property and liability insurance, workers’ compensation, school leaders’ legal liability, excess liability, privacy protection, owner-controlled insurance and a variety of employee benefit products for public schools in Pennsylvania.

This year marked the expansion of the company’s office when it moved to a new building that provided twice the space of the previous office. Its state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment has already enabled improved communication between CM Regent and the Church Mutual home office.

CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Company

This wholly owned excess and surplus insurance company specializes in underwriting unique exposures and providing innovative product solutions. Working with wholesale partners, CM Vantage provides primary casualty, excess casualty, primary property and excess property coverages.

CM Vantage completed its first full year of business in 2017, establishing a highly recognized specialty insurance brand with a coast-to-coast presence. This fast-growing team added team members and enhanced its technology platform, improving its business capabilities.

CM Solutions Insurance Agency

Another wholly owned subsidiary, CM Solutions supports Church Mutual’s direct sales force by placing insurance for coverages, limits and exposures not currently offered or covered. This includes bonds, crime, fiduciary liability, international travel and special events. In addition, CM Solutions offers personal lines of insurance for residents in and surrounding Lincoln County, Wisconsin, where Church Mutual Insurance Company is headquartered.

In 2017, CMIC Specialty Services was rebranded as CM Solutions Insurance Agency. The company forged a partnership with Mutual of Wausau Insurance Corp. to provide homeowner’s insurance to Wisconsin consumers.

Corporate awards and recognitions

  • Ward’s 50 Top Performing Property and Casualty Insurers – Third straight year and 12th time overall
  • A.M. Best “A (Excellent)” rating – One of only 70 insurers to hold this rating for 50 years or more
  • BenchmarkPortal™ Center of Excellence – Ninth consecutive year
  • Wisconsin 75 – Deloitte top 75 for the second year in a row
  • Celent Model Insurer in Innovation and Emerging Technologies
  • NAMIC Innovator in Insurance Industry
  • Tom Landry Award

Board of directors and officers

Board of directors as of Dec. 31, 2017

Allen L. Leverett, Chairman
President and CEO
WEC Energy Group

John (Jay) B. Williams, Vice Chairman
Associated Banc-Corp and Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company

Marsha A. Lindsay
Chair and Chief Strategist
Lindsay, Stone & Briggs

David F. Pauly
Retired — Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairperson
Capitol Transamerica Corporation

Richard V. Poirier
President and CEO
Church Mutual Insurance Company

Michael E. Ravn
CEO Emeritus
Church Mutual Insurance Company

Michael J. Riley
University of Maryland University College

Gregory A. Smith
Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lubar School of Business

Lori A. Weyers
Northcentral Technical College

Walter H. White Jr.
McGuireWoods London LLP

Officers as of Dec. 31, 2017

Richard V. Poirier, JD
President and CEO

Kevin D. Root, CPA
Executive Vice President — Operations

Steven C. Rominske, FCAS, CERA, MAAA, AU, CPCU
Senior Vice President, Chief Actuary and Chief Risk Officer

Mark A. Steinberg, CPCU, AAI
Senior Vice President — Chief Sales Officer

Angela K. Bailey, SPHR
Vice President — Human Resources

Randy J. Brandner, CPCU, AIM, AIS, ARe, ARM
Vice President — Product Management

Robert M. Buckley, CPCU, CIC
Vice President — Corporate Research and Chief Strategy Officer

Edward W. Hancock
Vice President — Chief Underwriting Officer

Roy E. Jacobs, III
Vice President — CM Regent Insurance Company

Cheryl A. Kryshak, CPCU
Vice President — Risk Control

Dawn R. Lemke, JD, CPCU
Vice President — Assistant General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer

Scott M. Names, CPCU
Vice President — Chief Information Officer and Integration Officer

Alan S. Ogilvie
Vice President — CM Vantage Specialty Insurance Company

Michael M. Smith, JD
Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel

Jeffrey D. Steffen, CPA
Vice President — Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey R. Szalacinski
Vice President — Claims

Herman W. Vandenberg, CPA
Vice President — Treasurer/Corporate Controller

Breigh R. Voigt, CISR
Vice President — Commercial Operations

Rodney M. Flanders, CPCU, CLU, ARM, CEBS
Assistant Vice President — Broker Distribution

Todd Griffith, CPCU
Assistant Vice President — Broker Underwriting

Craig Huss, CISSP, ISA
Assistant Vice President — IT and Chief Information Security Officer

Peter J. Mahler, CPCU ARM-E, ARM, AU, AIS
Assistant Vice President — Direct Underwriting

Randall W. Oja, FCAS, MAAA
Assistant Vice President — Senior Actuary

Guy A. Russ
Assistant Vice President — Strategic Resource Management

Richard J. Schaber, CPCU, CRM, CIC
Assistant Vice President — Direct Sales

John R. Tribble, MBA, CPCU, CCLA
Assistant Vice President — Chief Diversity Officer

Sandra M. Woller, CPCU
Assistant Vice President — Chief Compliance Officer

Cynthia M. Brandt, CPCU, AINS, AIS
Assistant Corporate Secretary

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