Meet our Board Members
Chairperson Jerry Saude retired in 2019 from the ND Department Of Trust Lands in the Surface Management Division after 28 years. He is also active in the Sons Of Norway and tends to a hobby farm with the help of his family. Jerry and his late wife, Sonna Anderson, have two sons and they are members of First Lutheran Church in Bismarck.
Steve Andrist is the Executive Director of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. He has served on the Board of Directors at Missouri Slope since 2017. Steve also serves on the board of the ND Consensus Council and as a citizen member of Inquiry Committee West (a committee of the State Bar Association) and the Lord of Life Endowment Fund Board. Steve and his wife Barbara have three sons and six grandchildren. They are members of Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Bismarck.
Diane Laub retired from the North Dakota Department of Transportation in 2015. She has served on the Board of Directors at Missouri Slope since 2015. She also volunteers her time with Burleigh County Senior Center, RSVP, Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library, the Youth Correctional Center, and Faith Lutheran Church, where she is a member.
Paul Gurholt retired as a building contractor after 45 years in the construction business. He has served on the Board of Directors for Missouri Slope since 2019. Paul enjoys volunteering at Camp of the Cross for the past 25 years and has been heavily involved in their rebuilding efforts. He is a member of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Bismarck and has led various construction projects as the church has grown.
Marcus Hall is the current Burleigh County Highway Engineer. He has served on the Board of Directors at Missouri Slope since 2019. He is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of County Engineers and the NDSU Civil Engineering Advisory Committee. Marcus and his wife Daphne are current members of the Sunne Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilton where he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Church Council.
Stacy Krumwiede is a small business owner. She co-owns the Staiger Consulting Group which is an association management and government affairs company. She has served on the Board of Directors on Missouri Slope since 2016. Stacy and her husband Mike have three children and are members of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Bismarck.
Darrell Nitschke is the Western Regional Director for Congressman Kelly Armstrong. He has served on the Board of Directors at Missouri Slope since 2019. Darrell and his wife Carol are members of First Lutheran Church of Mandan.
Bishop Craig Schweitzer
Pastor Craig Schweitzer was elected as bishop of the Western North Dakota Synod and began serving on September 1, 2020. He has served on the Board of Directors at Missouri Slope since 2016. Bishop Craig serves in various leadership capacities for the Western ND Synod of the Evangelical Church in America, the Disciplinary Board of the ND Supreme Court, the Housing Board of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, and continues to remain active as a musician in a variety of settings. Bishop Craig and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters.
Pam Sharp served as Director of the ND Office of Management and Budget for 15 years, but now currently works as a consultant for Olson Effertz. Pam calls Bismarck home and is a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church. Pam has been active in the National Association of State Budget Officers, the National Association of State Auditors, The ND Society of CPAs, and other groups. Pam enjoys running, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
Bob Wefald is a retired North Dakota State District Judge and he served as ND Attorney General from 1981-1984. He has served on the Board of Directors at Missouri Slope since 2018. He also spent 27 years in the Naval Reserve, retiring a Captain. Bob is a member of the American Battle Monuments Commission appointed by President Trump. He is chairman of the USS North Dakota Committee and the USNS City of Bismarck Committee. Bob and his wife Susan are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Martin Well is a Senior Loan Officer at Farm Credit Services in Mandan. Martin and his wife Lisa have two daughters and one grandson. Hobbies include spending time outdoors, enjoying the shooting sports, and time at the farm. They are members of House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck.