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. 

Iowa Conference BOD

Lee Albertson – Moderator
Shonda Deranleau
Eileen Gebbie – Secretary
Jon Haack
Terry Kaduce
Kaity Kemp
Dixie Laube
Brian Leckrone*
Jill Pliner – Assistant Moderator
Chad Savage*
Matt Schneider-Adams
Karen Stolar
Melanie Van Weelden
Jared Walter
Kate West* – Chair
Martha Wolf
Al Yungclas

*Denotes a member of the TCM Board.

Nebraska Conference BOD

Anica Brown
Lisa Hadler* – Vice Chair
Jayne Jensen – Assistant Secretary
Scott Jones – Chair
Pat Lamberty
Dan Loven-Crum
Joan Michelsen – Treasurer
Steve Mitchell
Linda Mohr
Coral Parmenter
Candace Weaver

*Denotes a member of the TCM Board.

South Dakota Conference BOD

Ben Anderson
Dustin Bartlett
Mary Kay Fausch – Secretary
Chuck Frieberg* – Chair
Tim Fugman*
Lorah Houser Jankord – Moderator
Jean Morrow
Jim Oleson
Barb Paulson
John Pranger
Al Schaefer – Treasurer
Sharla Steever – Assistant Moderator
Linda Sue Weidenbach*
Michael Wiederrich

*Denotes a member of the TCM Board.

Tri-Conference Ministries Board

Chad Savage – President
Brian Leckrone
Kate West

Lisa Hadler
Barry Hemmerling – at large

South Dakota
Chuck Frieberg
Tim Fugman – Vice President
Linda Sue Weidenbach

Contact the Boards of Directors

Contact Kate West, Chair for the Iowa Board of Directors

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Contact Scott Jones, 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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