Board of Directors


2016 – 2017 Board of Directors
The Wesley Foundation is a non-profit organization in partnership with the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Our Board of Directors operates like that of a non-profit organization as well as a Church Council. If you are interested in giving your time and talents to serve the Wesley Foundation, please feel free to contact our Board Chair. If you have any questions, or would like to request further information, contact any of our board members and they would be happy to talk to you about the mission and vision. You are also welcome to contact Rev. J. Cody Nielsen, our Executive Director at j.cody.nielsen@gmail.com.

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JEFF CADWELL
Board Chair
cadwell.jeffrey@dorsey.com
Centennial UMC
Occupation: Attorney
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Board Vice Chairperson/Development Committee Chair
david.Knutson@co.hennepin.mn.us
Good Samaritan UMC
Occupation: Attorney
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AMELIA BUSCHENA
Board Secretary/Personnel Committee
leppinga12@gmail.com
Common Ground UMC
Occupation: Pastor

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REV. WALTER LOCKHART
Board Treasurer/Finance Committee
revwalt@juno.com
Walker and Simpson UMC
Occupation: Pastor

Bio: Passionate about feeding people, no one should be hungry.

Jill Apple
JILL APPLE
Programming Committee Chair
japple001@luthersem.edu
Advent UMC
Occupation: Admissions Counselor Luther Seminary
Lisa Bevens
LISA BEVENS
Marketing Committee Chair
lisab@hometosweethome.com
FUMC Stillwater
Occupation: Co-Owner of Home to Sweet Home
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WILLIAM BONKOWSKE
Finance Committee Chair
Bonkowske1@msn.com
Faith UMC, West St. Paul
Occupation: Medical Claims Manager

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REV. CARL CASKEY
Personnel Committee
cccfc@charter.net
Northfield UMC
Occupation: Retired Pastor

Bio: As a former Wesley Foundation and United Ministries in Higher Education staff Director (1966-77) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, I have a deep commitment to the mission and success of Gopher Wesley Foundation.

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MARY EVERLEY
Development Committee
everley003@hotmail.com
Northeast UMC
Occupation: Director, Relocation Assistance Program, University of Minnesota and Director, Upper Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

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ERIC FORSBERG
Development Committee
ewforsberg@msn.com
Spirit of Hope UMC
Occupation: Attorney

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SALLY FRIISOE
Programming Committee
sfriisoe@gmail.com
Rosemount UMC
Occupation: Consultant, Retired R&D Leader

Doug Hoffman

DOUG HOFFMANN
Marketing Committee
doug@mngolf.org
The Well, A United Methodist Church (formerly Rosemount UMC)
Occupation: Director of Rules and Competitions, MN Golf Association

 

 

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REV. SARAH LAWTON
Personnel Committee
sarah.a.lawton@gmail.com
Northeast UMC
Occupation: Pastor

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REV. WAYNE WALTHER
Finance Committee
minster.waynew@yahoo.com
Woodbury UMC
Occupation: Retired Pastor

Bio: Wayne L. Walther, 1974 graduate of BUSTH (Boston University School of Theology) with a ThM degree is a retired member of The Minnesota Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church after serving 38 years in parish and extension ministries. Wayne was organizing pastor for Glendale United Methodist Church in Savage, MN from 1984-92. In 1999 he was appointed to Extension Ministry at Koronis Ministries in Paynesville, MN serving as their first Executive Director from 1999-2005. He was a part of that Camp & Retreat Facilities first capital campaign resulting in the building of a hotel like accommodation. He continues life- long ministry focuses of community involvement as President of the Red Wing Minnesota Noontime Kiwanis Club 2014-15; prison ministry volunteer at the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, MN; volunteer Mentor at Twin Bluff Middle School Hispanic Outreach program, 202015-16. Wayne enjoys riding his bike on the Cannon Valley Trail and bike Tours. He is a gardener and loves the outdoors. Wayne and his wife, Susan live in Red Wing, MN and have three children and four grandchildren.

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DAVID WHEELER
Fundraising & Development Committee
dwheeler@visi.com
Hennepin Avenue UMC
Occupation: Non-profit consultant, pastor, Mpls elected official

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