Voting Council Members
|Director Elect||Carol Reedstrom||2024|
|Finance Chair||Matt Morrissey||2023|
|Spiritual Director||Kelly Heidi||2024|
|Spiritual Director||Dave Reedstrom||2023|
|Communications Chair||Tana Helleksen||2023|
|Leadership & Development Chair||Melissa Wagner||2023|
|Operations Chair||Joe Wagner||2024|
|Site Selection Chair||Shawn Corder||2024|
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Director – LoRi Morrissey:
My Via de Cristo weekend was #575 in 2012, and I worship at People of Hope Lutheran Church in Rochester. I have served on 15 weekends since, rectoring the most recent weekend. I have served on the Southern Minnesota VdC Site-Selection subcommittee for the past few years, attended two National Lutheran Secretariat conventions, and have been a part of IGNITE’s Kindling Committee.
I have experience serving other non-profits as I was on the board of directors for Rainbow School, a Christian Preschool. I also served as the board president. Besides Via de Cristo, I enjoy spending time with my family, including helping coach Kasey & Cooper’s softball and basketball teams and cheering at my daughter’s hockey games. GLY&SDI
Director Elect – Carol Reedstrom:
Secretary – Deb Alt:
Peace and blessings to all! God Loves You and So Do I!!
Finance Chair – Matt Morrissey
Spiritual Director – Kelly Heidi:
Spiritual Director – Dave Reedstrom:
Communications Chair – Tana Helleksen:
I’m the mom of three adult children and one Kitchen Aid mixer. I enjoy cooking and baking when it’s time to be indoors and kayaking and fishing when I’m outside. I come from a very large family with 4 brothers, 4 sisters-in-law and 19 nieces and nephews! I have been involved with Via De Cristo since 2007 and have served on every team at least once… I even have experience in wearing the chicken suit! It’s very hard to choose a favorite team (as you all know) so having had the opportunity to serve on each of them has been a giant blessing! It is my desire to see Ignite Via De Cristo flourish and I believe that the way to accomplish this is through a variety of forms of communication that will keep the Ignite community alive and excited!
Leadership and Development Chair – Melissa Wagner:
Operations Chair – Joe Wagner:
My wife Melissa and I live on a farm outside Lake Crystal where we raised our three children who are now grown and off on their own. I work as the Building and Grounds Supervisor for the Lake Crystal WellcomeMemorial School District. God met me where I was at when I came to weekend #429 in March 2004. The weekend changed the direction of my life. Since then, I have served on more than 25 VdC weekends in whatever capacity needed, primarily music, as I was inspired to learn to play the guitar after my weekend. I have also served on the State Council in Operations when the trailer was still being shared with the North and Metro. I will continue to serve in any area needed to promote this ministry.
Outreach Chair – *OPEN*:
Site Selection Chair – Shawn Corder:
I have been a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Redwood Falls since 1995 and also a member of the church choir since then. I do volunteer work at Ruby’s Pantry for the past 5+ years, and I’m an Assistant Scout Master for the past 3+ years here in Redwood. We recently acquired 2 teenage brothers that are now living with us, so I’m getting acquainted with my 2 new Goliath’s, so the tally is up to 8 children. I am self-employed for 18 years doing I.T. stuff that most folks don’t understand, and really enjoy campfires with grilling dinner outside. My weekend was in 2013 and I’ve served on 8 teams, including Assistant Rector in the kitchen and Assistant Rector in the rollo room.