At least four of the elected members must be pastors of the ELCA, of whom at least one shall be a bishop of a synod within the Corporate Territory of the College. In addition, at least three elected members shall be alumni of the College.

Each of the voting members of the Board of Regents is elected by the Corporation Assembly for a term of four years and subsequently may be re-elected for two additional full consecutive terms.

2022-23 Board of Regents
CHAIR:  Mary S. Ranum ’78, Circle Pines, Minn. | Past-Chair, Board of Directors, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
MaryAnn Anderson ’80, Minneapolis, Minn. | Executive Coach, LECNA Fellows
Dr. Julie A. Blehm ’74, Fargo, N.D. | Senior Medical Director, BCBSND
Ruth Anna Buffalo, Fargo, N.D. | Independent Consultant; Representative, North Dakota House of Representatives
Troy J. Butner ’90, Hingham, Mass. | Partner, Ernst & Young
Jean E. Bye ’79, Mankato, Minn. | President and CEO, Dotson Iron Casting
Victor A. Everson ’73, Minnetrista, Minn. | President, CLA LLC
Corey L. Haaland ’86, Edina, Minn. | Senior VP and Treasurer, Target Corp.
Dr. Kathryn E. Hasbargen ’95, Fargo, N.D. | Senior Partner Communications Manager, Microsoft
Douglas Hastad ’71, Onalaska, Wis. | President Emeritus, Carroll University
Rev. Gary R. Henderson ’79, Nashville, Tenn. | Chief Relationship Officer – Global Partnerships, United Methodist Communications
David J. Horazdovsky ’78, Sioux Falls, S.D. | Former President and CEO, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Mark S. Jordahl, Minneapolis, Minn. | President, Wealth Management, US Bancorp
Robert Jossart, Minnetonka, Minn. | Co-Founder, RJM Construction
Tammy Lee ’93, Minneapolis, Minn. | Founder and CEO, Xena Therapies
Stephanie Lundquist ’98, Hamel, Minn. | Chief Human Resources Officer, Cargill
Rev. Jennifer Nagel ’94, Minneapolis, Minn. | Lead Pastor, University Lutheran Church of Hope
Ronald D. Offutt ’64, Fargo, N.D. | Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Board, R.D. Offutt Company and RDO Equipment Company
Rev. Mary Pechauer, Minneapolis, Minn. | Co-Lead Pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities
Patricia L. Pepper ’86, San Diego, Calif. | Program Director Emeritus and Internal Medicine Physician, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Harold Pope ’77, Detroit, Mich. | Litigator, Dykema
Beth Renner ’91, Fargo, N.D. | National Director of Philanthropic Services, Wells Fargo
James E. Senske ’75, Eden Prairie, Minn. | Chair and CEO, Commerce Bank, and President, Commerce Label, Inc.
Bishop William Tesch, Detroit Lakes, Minn. | Bishop of the Northwestern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
John E. Ydstie ’74, Chevy Chase, Md. | Correspondent/Host, National Public Radio
Current Advisory Members
Jeff Cadwell, Park Rapids, Minn. | President, National Alumni Board of Directors
The Rev. Lamont Wells, Philadelphia, Pa. | Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges & Universities