GuideStone® trustees unanimously elected Nadeena Kersey as chief insurance officer during their regular meeting February 27–28.
Kersey succeeds Chu Soh, who was promoted to chief operating officer.
In her role, she will provide executive leadership and oversight to the Insurance line of business, including product development, sales and marketing, services and operations of life and health plans, property and casualty coverage and ancillary products. She joined GuideStone in 2022.
“Nadeena is a proven leader and has already begun positively impacting GuideStone’s insurance team,” GuideStone President Hance Dilbeck said. “She has a heart for our members and ministry partners, and we are thankful for the Lord’s direction in leading us to her.”
Kersey came to GuideStone in July from her position as the Chief Financial Officer at Point University in West Point, Georgia. There, she led the effort in a university-wide health care benefits change, navigated fluid federal and state regulations during the pandemic and reinstituted the school’s commitment to career development for its student body. Before joining Point University, Nadeena worked at Christian Care Ministry for 15 years. During that time, she served as the vice president in various roles, including Medical Bill Processing, Business Intelligence, and Business Operations. Kersey devoted herself to improved processes, employee development, streamlined customer experience and ministry revenue growth. In each of those areas, her leadership and passion showed sustained numeric results, including, but not limited to, 70+% improvement in service levels, a 110% increase in revenue, and the highest turnaround in “trusted leadership” by employees.
She holds an MBA from Campbell University and a bachelor’s in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech. Kersey attended high school in the Dallas area.
Kersey has three sons: One is a senior at Auburn University, another is in medical school, and the third is a second lieutenant in the United States Army. She has served the Lord as a consistently active member of her church with 20+ years in youth and children’s ministry and more than 10 years teaching adult small groups.
“I’m looking forward to serving our members and ministry partners as we offer the insurance solutions they need in today’s world,” Kersey said. “Joining GuideStone is a dream, and I’m excited for the stewardship the Lord has entrusted to me.”
Roy Hayhurst is the director of denominational and public relations at GuideStone.