Board of Trustees


Scott P. Anderson ’89, M.B.A. (chair)
Eagan, MN
Senior Advisor, TPG Capital

Catherine Asta ‘75
Edina, MN
Attorney, Saint Paul, MN

Grayce Belvedere-Young, M.B.A.
Edina, MN
Founder and CEO
Lily Pad Consulting

Rebecca M. Bergman
St. Peter, MN (ex officio)
President, Gustavus Adolphus College

Suzanne F. Boda ‘82
Winter Park, CO
Retired Senior Vice President -- Los Angeles

Robert D. Brown, Jr. ’83, M.A., M.D.
Rochester, MN
Staff Neurologist, Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and John T. and Lillian Matthews Professor of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic

Kara K. Buckner ‘97
Edina, MN
President/Chief Strategy Officer, Fallon Worldwide, and Past President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Janette F. Concepcion, M.A., Ph.D.
Stillwater, MN
Clinical Psychologist, Concepcion Psychological Services

Edward J. Drenttel ’81, J.D.
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Attorney/Partner, Winthrop & Weinstine

Bruce A. Edwards ‘77
Westerville, OH
Retired CEO, DHL Global Supply Chain

John O. Hallberg ’79, M.B.A.
Wayzata, MN
Retired CEO, Children’s Cancer Research Fund, Minneapolis

John M. Harris ‘92
Tyrone, GA
Associate Director, Protiviti

Mary Dee J. Hicks ’75, Ph.D.
Edina, MN
Retired Organizational Psychologist

Alicia A. Hilding ‘08
New Prague, MN
Co-pastor, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Keith N. Jackson ‘89
Lakeville, MN
Assistant General Counsel, Aon

The Rev. Peter C. Johnson ‘92
Minneapolis, MN
Executive Pastor, St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN

Paul R. Koch ’87
Plymouth, MN
Managing Director – Private Wealth Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager Koch Wealth Solutions, RBC Wealth Management, Minneapolis

Dennis A. Lind ‘72
Eden Prairie, MN
Chairman, Midwest Bank Group, Inc.

Jan Lindman, M.B.A.
Stocksund, Sweden
Treasurer to the King, The Royal Court, Stockholm, Sweden

The Rev. Dr. David J. Lose
Eden Prairie, MN
Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Gordon D. Mansergh ’84, M.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Decatur, GA
Senior Behavioral Scientist (serving in a personal capacity) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and Past President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Mikka S. McCracken ‘09
Chicago, IL
Executive for Innovation/Director, ELCA Innovation Lab, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Jan Ledin Michaletz ’74
Edina, MN
Past President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Thomas J. Mielke ’80, J.D.
Flower Mound, TX
Retired Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Irving

Bradley S. Nuss ‘97
Rochester, MN
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Nuss Truck & Equipment

Marcia L. Page ’82, M.B.A.
Edina, MN
Founding Partner, Värde Partners, Inc., Minneapolis

The Rev. Dee Pederson
Redwood Falls, MN (ex officio)
Bishop, Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA

The Rev. Dr. Dan S. Poffenberger ’82
Stillwater, MN
Senior Pastor, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Prior Lake

Karl D. Self ’81, M.B.A., D.D.S.
Vadnais Heights, MN
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis

Kent V. Stone ‘80
Palm Desert, CA
Retired Vice Chairman, U.S. Bancorp

The Rev. Heather Teune Wigdahl ‘95
Eau Claire, WI
Senior Pastor, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Menomonie


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