Christian Record Services ( is delighted to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors: Andrea Ahrens and Doris Burdick. Each has a history of service with the organization and brings valuable skills and experience to their new roles.

Ahrens served as the Development Director from June 2016 to March 2021, when she was instrumental in converting the donor database to a more efficient platform and building monthly and major donors. Ahrens is well connected in the Lincoln community and beyond, and her enthusiasm for the mission is welcomed.

Burdick served in development and communication roles from September 2000 to March 2015, including direct mail fundraising and major gift development. She was instrumental in strengthening messaging to various audiences and cultivating donors. She interviewed hundreds of campers at National Camps for Blind Children (a CRS program) and led the creation of services for blind veterans. Burdick has stayed engaged and continues to offer meaningful counsel and suggestions to help advance the organization’s mission.

“We are thrilled to have Ahrens and Burdick join the Board and look forward to their contributions in advancing the mission of Christian Record Services,” stated Diane Thurber, President.

Christian Record Services, Inc. is an international ministry to people who are blind. The nonprofit was founded in 1899 and is headquartered in Lincoln. To learn more, visit, call (402) 488-0981 or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn (@CRSBfriends).