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Chenelle Boatswain
Assistant to the President & Director of Board Relations
651-641-3215

Board of Directors
and Foundation Board of Trustees 

 

Board of Directors

The Luther Seminary Board of Directors is the governing body of the seminary. Pastors and lay leaders from across the country provide leadership in establishing policies and priorities.

Members on the board of directors are elected by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Church Council as well as by the seminary's supporting synods in ELCA regions 1 and 3.

Officers

Chair: Gus Blanchard
Vice Chair: Jim Harrison
Secretary: Beth Lewis
Treasurer: Ann Christ

 

Committee Chairs

David Larson, Academic Affairs Committee
Jon Anderson, Student Affairs Committee
Don Bottemiller, Finance & Administration
                            Committee
Bonnie Raquet, Seminary Relations Committee
Ann Christ, Investment Committee (Interim)

Representing ELCA Region 1

Representing ELCA Region 3

Synod
Name
Synod
Name
  Region 1
Bishops

The Rev. Jessica Crist
Bishop
Red Lodge, MT

  Region 3
Bishops
The Rev. Jon Anderson
Bishop
Redwood Falls, MN
1C

Southwest 
Washington

The Rev. Alison Shane
Parish Pastor
Poulsbo, WA

3A Western
North Dakota 
Murray Sagsveen, Esq.
Retired Attorney
Bismarck, ND
1D Eastern Washington-
Idaho

The Rev. Ladd Bjorneby
Retired Parish Pastor
Spokane Valley, WA

3D Northwest Minnesota 

Don Bottemiller
Retired CEO Homecrest Industries
Wadena, MN

1E Oregon

The Rev. Chris Kramer
Pastor, Director Youth Ministry
Bend, OR

3E Northeast Minnesota  Paul Jacobson
Musician/ Composer
St. Paul, MN
1F Montana Ann Christ
Businesswoman
Red Lodge, MT
3F Southwest Minnesota

David Anfinson, Esq.
Partner Anfinson, Riley & Thompson
Willmar, MN

      3G Minneapolis
Area

Timothy Maudlin
Venture Capitalist
Eden Prairie, MN 

      3H St. Paul
Area

Claire Chang
Senior Program Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN Foundation
St. Paul, MN

      3I Southeast Minnesota

Dr. David Larson
Retired Physician
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Representatives Appointed by the ELCA Church Council

Gus Blanchard
Retired CEO
Deluxe Corporation
Mahtomedi, MN

Bonnie Raquet, Esq. (ex officio)
Retired Executive Vice President
Cargill, Inc.
Williamsburg, VA

Jim Harrison
Consulting Partner
The James Company
Eden Prairie, MN

The Rev. Robin Steinke, Ph.D. (ex officio)
President
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN
Beth Lewis
President & CEO
Augsburg Fortress
Minneapolis, MN
 

 

Foundation Board of Trustees

The Luther Seminary Board of Trustees provides key leadership in developing the financial support necessary to fulfill the seminary's mission.

Officers

Chair: Bonnie Raquet
Vice Chair: Tom Holtz
Secretary: J. Michael Schwartz
Treasurer: Michael Morrow

Administration

Heidi Droegemueller
Vice President for Seminary Relations
Executive Director of the Luther Seminary Foundation

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Roger Eggen
Retired Biomedical Engineer
Founder, Analytical Instruments, LLC
Plymouth, MN

Michael Morrow
Vice President for Finance & Administration
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, MN

John Haugo
Retired CEO/Chairman
SearchAmerica, Inc.
Hudson, WI

Bonnie Raquet, Esq.
Retired Executive Vice President
Cargill, Inc.
Williamsburg, VA

David Hayes, Esq.
Attorney
Fenwick and West LLP
Half Moon Bay, CA

David Rutlen
Professor of Medicine & Director of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

Marge Hegge, Ph.D.
Retired Professor of Nursing
South Dakota State University
Renner, SD

J. Michael Schwartz, Esq.
Retired Attorney
Lockridge, Grindal & Nauen
Minneapolis, MN

Tom Holtz
Executive Vice President
CB Richard Ellis
Minneapolis, MN

Joyce Thompsen, Ph.D.
Principal
Thompsen Consulting
Altadena, CA