Board of Trustees


The Rev. Jon V. Anderson
Redwood Falls, MN (ex officio)
Bishop, Southwestern Minnesota Synod, ELCA

Scott P. Anderson ’89, M.B.A.
Eagan, MN
Chairman, President, and CEO, Patterson Companies, Inc., Mendota Heights

Catherine Asta ’75, J.D.
Saint Paul, MN
Attorney at Law, and Past President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Tracy L. Bahl ’84, M.B.A.
Greenwich, CT
Executive Vice President, CVS | Caremark, Woonsocket, RI

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
Dallas, TX
Senior Vice President, Hubs and Gateway Operations, Fort Worth, TX

Daniel G. Currell ’94, J.D.
St. Paul, MN
Director, Client Solutions, Novus Law LLC, Chicago, IL

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

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

James H. Gale ’83, J.D.
Washington, DC
Attorney at Law

Marcus M. Gustafson ’73, D.D.S.
Lakeland, MN
Former CEO and Founder, Metro Dentalcare

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

Susie B. Heim ’83
Edina, MN
Former Co-owner, S and S Heim Construction

George G. Hicks ’75, J.D.
Eden Prairie, MN
Founding Partner, Värde Partners, Inc., Minneapolis

The Rev. John D. Hogenson ’81
Stillwater, MN
Senior Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis

Linda G. Huett ‘66
Minneapolis, MN
Retired President and CEO, Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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

Linda Bailey Keefe ’69, M.B.A.
Atlanta, GA
Vice President, NAI Brannen Goddard

Talmadge E. King, Jr. ’70, M.D.
Oakland, CA
Dean, School of Medicine and Vice Chancellor, Medical Affairs University of California, San Francisco

Paul R. Koch ’87
Plymouth, MN
Senior Vice President/Investments, UBS Financial Services, Wayzata

Jan Lindman, MBA
Stocksund, Sweden
Treasurer to the King, The Royal Court, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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

Marcia L. Page ‘82
Edina, MN
Founding Partner, Värde Partners, Inc., Minneapolis

The Rev. Craig A. Pederson ‘90
Minneapolis, MN (ex officio)
Assistant to the Bishop, Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA, and Past President, Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations

The Rev. Wayne B. Peterson ’77
Plymouth, MN
Pastor, St. Barnabas Lutheran Church

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

Christopher J. Rasmussen ’88, Ph.D.
Berwyn Heights, MD (ex officio)
Vice President for Programs and Research Association of Governing Boards, Washington, DC, and President, Gustavus Alumni Association

Beth Sparboe Schnell ’82
Corcoran, MN
CEO, Sparboe Companies, Wayzata

Ronald C. White ’75
Las Vegas, NV
President, Sales, RC White Enterprises, Inc.

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