Boards of Directors

The Boards of Directors (BOD) of the Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota Conferences of the United Church of Christ (UCC) are independent governing bodies that function on behalf of the members of its conference between annual meetings. These entities are responsible for developing budgets and managing the financial affairs of the Conference, establishing mission, and developing operational policies. The members of each BOD are elected by the annual meeting of the Conference.

Per the Tri-Conference Covenant Agreement, the Tri-Conference (TCM) Board creates employment policy, determines the annual staffing budget and provides supervision for the Executive Conference Minister. The TCM Board is made up of three members representing each Conference. Two members are current members of that conferences’ board of directors and one member is at-large. 

Logo for the IA, NE, and SD Conferences of the UCC

Iowa Conference BOD

Erika Breddin
Mark Buck
Karen Candee
John Chaplin
Shonda Deranleau
Kaity Kemp
Terry Kaduce – Treasurer
Dixie Laube – Secretary
Brian Leckrone*
Jill Pliner
Melanie Van Weelden – Chair
Martha Wolf

*Denotes a member of the TCM Board.

Nebraska Conference BOD

Anica Brown
Steve Gerdes
Lisa Hadler* – Chair
Mary Lou Harding
Jayne Jensen
Pat Lamberty
Dan Loven-Crum
Joan Michelsen
Steven Mitchell
Linda Mohr
Coral Parmenter – Secretary

*Denotes a member of the TCM Board.

South Dakota Conference BOD

Patti Aurand*
Louie Blue Coat
Sue Burris
Chuck Frieberg* – Chair
Mary Kay Fausch – Secretary
Lorah Houser Jankord –  Moderator
David Jennys
Blair Kirkpatrick
Deb Kraft
John Pranger
Nancy Ryger
Allen Schaefer – Treasurer
Joseph Sejnoha – Moderator Elect
Kylie Steever
Margo Taylor
Mike Wiederrich

*Denotes a member of the TCM Board.

Tri-Conference Ministries Board

Brian Leckrone – Treasurer
Chad Savage
Matt Schneider-Adams – Chair

Lisa Hadler
Sue Shear
Kate West

South Dakota
Patti Aurand
Chuck Frieberg
Linda Sue Weidenbach

Contact the Boards of Directors

Contact Melanie Van Weelden, Chair for the Iowa Board of Directors

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Contact Lisa Hadler, Chair for the Nebraska Board of Directors

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Contact Chuck Frieberg, Chair for the South Dakota Board of Directors

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