GMCC Board of Directors 

Chair
John M. Ratelle
Vice President
Marsh & McLennan Companies


Vice-Chair (Interim)
Advancement Committee, Chair
Sharon G. Ryan
Community Volunteer
 

Faith Partner Engagement Committee, Chair
Simon J. Foster
Consultant
SpencerStuart
 

Treasurer
Finance & Administration and Audit Committee, Chair
H. B.  Hayden
Retired Executive


Assistant Secretary
James  J. Maurer
Program Manager/Development Associate
Park House


Secretary
Cynthia  L. Hoffer
Manager, Client Development – Student Loans Thrivent Financial
 

Division of Indian Work, Chair
Robert Blaeser
Retired Judge – 4th Judicial District


Nominating Committee, Chair
Bruce A. Ensrud
CFP, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Past Chair
Paula H. Phillippe
Sr. Vice President, HR, Communications and Community Relations
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota


Denomination Representative, Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota
Rev. Lowell Johnson
Deacon, Shared Ministry Team
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral


Denomination Representative, (Alternate)
Jeanne P. Forchas
Associate
St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church


Member at Large
Bryan L. Ljung
Commercial Banker/Vice President
U.S. Bank, Minneapolis


Member at Large
Rev. William B. MacLean
Associate Pastor
Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis


Member at Large
Dr. Richard Oni


Denomination Representative, Greek Orthodox Church
Father George Dokos
Pastor, St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church
Denomination Representative, African Methodist Episcopal Church (Chicago/St. Paul Conf, 4th District)
Rev. Dr. Alphonse Reff, Sr.
Pastor, Wayman AME Church


Denomination Representative, Disciples of Christ (Upper Midwest Region)
Bryan Feille


Denomination Representative, Church of God in Christ (Minnesota Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction)
Bishop Fred W. Washington
Pastor, New Covenant Church of God in Christ
 

Member at Large
Altin “Al” Paulson Sr.
Owner, Marketplace LLC


Member at Large
Dr. Fatima Lawson
Educational Principal on Special Assignment


Member at Large
Bill Johnson
FWJ Development & Consulting


Denomination Representative, UMC
Rev. Melanie Homan
Lake Harriet United Methodist Church
 

Denominational Representative, ELCA
Rev. Craig Pederson
Minneapolis Area Synod, ELCA


Denominational Representative, UCC
Rev. Margaret “Margo” Richardson
Unity Hospital Allina Health
 

Denominational Representative, Roman Catholic
Jason Adkins
Minnesota Catholic Conference
Member at Large
Richard Howard  
Independent Consultant/President
R.J. Howard & Associates, LLC

 

Ex-Officio Members (Without Vote)

Curt Perterson
GMCC Interim President & CEO

Louise Matson
Executive Director, DIW & Vice President
Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches

The Reverend Peg C. Chemberlin
Executive Director, Minnesota Council of Churches

Randi Roth
Executive Director
Interfaith Action Network of Greater St. Paul

 

 

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