Board of Trustees

DWU Life Trustees

Dr. John “Jack” Billion
Retired
Orthopedic Surgeon and former State Legislator
Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Paul Christen ‘47
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Christen Group, LLC.
Huron, SD

Dr. John Clarke
President
County Fair Foods Stores
Mitchell, SD

Dr. Richard Cutler
Retired
Attorney
Sioux Falls, SD

Bill Farris ‘69
Retired
CFO, Financial Services Sector
Pointe Vedra, FL

Dr. Ronald D. Gates, Sr.
Retired
Healthcare CEO, Firesteel Heath Care Center
Mitchell, SD

Dr. M. Kent Millard ‘63
President
United Theological Seminary
Zionsville, IN

Wayne Puetz
President
Puetz Corporation
Mitchell, SD

Douglas Powers ’78, Chair
Business Development Director
Innovative Systems
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Rita Johnson ’70, Vice Chair
Technology Business Management
Retired
Webster, S.D


 

Bob Kjelden ’71, Secretary
Entrepreneur
Retired
North Oaks, Minn.


 

Dr. Phillip Becker
Anesthesiologist
Mitchell Anesthesia, PC
Mitchell, S.D.


 

John Grinager ’75
CEO
Approve-IT, Inc.
Bloomington, Minn.


 

James Gritzner ’69 
Senior United States District Judge 
Southern District of Iowa 
Des Moines, Iowa


 

Jeff Jares
President and CEO
Claims Associates Inc.
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Jeffrey Jervik ‘84
Entrepreneur
Highlands Ranch, Colo.



 

Jacquelyn Johnson
CEO/Financial Advisor
Dice Financial Services Group
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Kenneth Ketel ’62
Teacher
Retired
Rapid City, S.D.


 

Cindy Krall
Speaker, Writer
Treasured Possessions, LLC
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Beth Kroger '91
JILA Chief of Operations
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colo.


 

Dr. Linda Kropenske '72
Nursing
Retired
Sioux Falls, S. D.



Kristy Martin
President KRM-IT Inc, Partner SoDak Smart Tech LLC
Mitchell, S.D.




Ron Martin '74
Principal and Residential Mortgage Loan Originator
Avenue Mortgage, LLC
Tyler, Texas


 

Carey Miller
Attorney
Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith P.C.
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Jerry Miller '63
Athletic Education
Retired
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Dr. Paul Miskimins
Dentist
Dental Care Center
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Roger Musick
CEO
Innovative Systems
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Terry Nebelsick '78
Education Administration
Retired
Huron, S.D.


 

Jeff Nelson
Realtor
605 Real Estate
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Julie Nelson '80
Senior Vice President
American Bank and Trust
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Bishop Bruce Ough '16
Executive Secretary
Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Minneapolis, Minn.

 


Nancy Quan '72
Attorney
Quan & Associates
Apex, NC

 


Peter "Kip" Roozen '80Lead Pastor
Asbury United Methodist Church
Sioux Falls, S.D.
 


 

Dr. Alison Tendler '97
Ophthalmologist / CEO
ART Vision / ARTisan Skin and Laser
Sioux Falls, S.D.


 

Larry Thompson
CEO
Vantage Point Solutions
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Dr. Myles Tieszen
General Surgeon
Sanford Health
Utica, S.D.


 

Rebecca Trefz
Director of Ministries / Southeast District Superintendent
Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church
Mitchell, S.D.


 

Lesta Turchen
Education
Retired
Hill City, S.D.


 

Leon Washington '72
Dean of Enrollment Management
Villanova University
Villanova, Pa.