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
Special Advisor, 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
Marina del Rey, CA
Senior Vice President -- Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Robert D. Brown, Jr. ‘83
Rochester, MN
Staff Neurologist, Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and John T. and Lillian Matthews Professor of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic

Daniel G. Currell ’94, J.D. (through Dec. 7, 2018)
St. Paul, MN
Managing Director, Advance Law, Washington, DC

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

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

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

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

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

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 President, Gustavus Adolphus College Association of Congregations

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

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

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

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

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


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