Beacon wishes to thank all our volunteer leadership members for sharing their extraordinary skills. For a complete list of the dedicated staff managing our day-to-day operations, please visit our staff directory.

Board of Directors
Deb Carlson, Chair
Director, Cushman & Wakefield
   
Laura Helmer, Vice-Chair
Board Member Since: 2014
Community volunteer
Pete Cochrane, Vice-Chair
Retired, Vice-President, Cargill
Board Member Since: 2011
Elizabeth C. Reveal, Vice-Chair/Treasurer
Independent public finance consultant
Board Member Since: 2014
Jack F. Sjoholm, Jr., Secretary
Former Assistant General Counsel, Xcel Energy
Board Member Since: 2012
Rev. Lalahery (La) Andriamihaja
Associate Pastor, Discover Church
Board Member Since: 2015
Dr. Jeanne Bailey
Owner, Convergence Consulting Partners | Former CEO, United Family Medicine
Board Member Since: 2014
 
Charlie Flynn
Owner/Founder, Francis King Ltd
Board Member Since: 2016
Cammy Iverson
Community Volunteer
Board Member Since: 2016
David Lima
Senior Group Counsel, Target Corporation
Board Member Since: 2013
Lauren Morse-Wendt
Board Member Since: 2015
Mission and ministry developer, Edina Community Lutheran Church
Rev. Shari Prestemon
Board Member Since: 2014
Conference Minister of the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ
Jackie Sullivan
Community Volunteer
Board Member Since: 2016
Mark Swiggum
Retired educator
Board Member Since: 2015
Georgia Thompson
Community Volunteer
Board Member Since: 2015
Greg Zoidis
Managing Member, Goodrich Development, LLC
Board Member Since: 2016
Rev. Jim Gertmenian, Ex-Officio
Senior Minister, Plymouth Congregational Church
Board Member Since: 1999
Advancement Committee
Bernie Beaver
Cherie Stofer
David Astin
Deb Carlson
Georgia Thompson
Jean Thomson
Laura Helmer, Committee Chair
Rich Iverson
Sarah Marshall
Steve Berglund
Tom Anderson
Families Moving Forward Hosting Operations Committee
Ann Carlson
Charlie Flynn, Committee Chair
Cheryl Buranen
Gwen Rouleau
Jackie Sullivan
Kevin Dummer
Lisa Surber
Lisa Taylor
Marcy Frost
Margo Chesley
Pastor La Andriamihaja
Sandy Dockter
Scott Dahlquist
Steve Berglund
Families Moving Forward Southwest Hosting Operations Committee
Deb Carlson
Dennis Moriarty
Doug Peterson
Gayle Degler
Gretchen Pierskalla
Heather Vangerud
Laura Helmer - Committee Chair
Linda Tupy
Marta Beckett
Mary Higgins
Pastor Dean Seal
Pat Mohn
Robert Scheeler
Rosella Kes
Stacy Hakanson
Tim Helmeke
Finance, Operations, Governance Committee
Betsy Reveal, Committee Chair
David Lilly
Greg Zoidis
Jack Sjoholm
Jackie Sullivan
Larry Olson
Pete Cochrane
New Projects Committee
Ann Perry
Bill Geery
David Lima, Committee Chair
Erik Scheurle
Jeanne Bailey
John Watson
Katherine Youngblood
Nick Pearce
Shari Prestemon
Steve Wellington
66 West Task Force
Bernie Beaver
Chris Haugen
Dan Tysver
Erik Scheurle
Helen Wood
Lauren Morse Wendt
Linda Woodstrom
Lois Olson
Mara Stephan
Mark Swiggum
Sara Schweibert
Great River Landing Task Force
Betsy Cussler
Bill Linder-Scholer
Brent Hall
Carol Truesdell
Eric Adams, Co-Chair
Fran Neir
Fred Dietrich
Janet Leick
John Watson
Kim Lutes
Lucy Quaintance
Nick Pearce
Rev. Doug Mitchell
Rev. Jeff Sartain
Richard Person
Sonia Cairns, Co-Chair
Steven Pundt
Susan Crockett
Wendy Born
Wayzata Community Church Local Housing Taskforce
Chris Pierson
Dick Flynn
Georgia Thompson
Kara O'Brien
Karen Berrell
Karin Dent
Ken Dayton
Louis Vlahos
Merry Lerberg
Shelley Perkins