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Meet our Board Members

Alton Larson

Alton Larson

Chairperson

Alton Larson is the retired owner of Ditch Witch North Dakota. He has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC since 2001. He and his wife Dodie are members of House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck.

Jerry Saude

Jerry Saude

Vice Chairperson

Jerry Saude works for the ND Department of Trust Lands in the surface management division. He is also active in the Sons of Norway and tends to a hobby farm with the help of his family. Jerry and his wife, Sonna Anderson, have two sons and are members of First Lutheran Church in Bismarck.

Carol Beiswanger

Carol Beiswanger

Secretary/Treasurer

Carol Beiswanger is a Trust Officer at Dakota Community Bank and Trust. She has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC since 2012. Carol and her husband Lynn are members of House of Prayer Lutheran Church in Bismarck.

Steve Andrist

Steve Andrist

Steve Andrist is the Executive Director of the North Dakota Newspaper Association. He has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC 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.

Stacy Krumwiede

Stacy Krumwiede

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 MSLCC since 2016. Stacy and her husband Mike have three children and are members of Lutheran Church of the Cross in Bismarck.

Diane Laub

Diane Laub

Diane Laub retired from the North Dakota Department of Transportation in 2015. She has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC 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.

Pastor Craig Schweitzer

Pastor Craig Schweitzer

Pastor Craig Schweitzer is the Senior Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck. He has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC since 2016. Pastor 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. Pastor Craig and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters.

Joyce Sayler

Joyce Sayler

Joyce Sayler is a registered nurse. She is retired from the North Dakota Department of Health in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control where she worked for 12 years. She has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC since 2016. Joyce and her husband Mark have two children and one grandchild. They are members at First Lutheran Church in Mandan.

Don Walz

Don Walz

Don Walz is retired from Mandan Steel. He has served on the Board of Directors at MSLCC since 2002. Don has three sons and five grandchildren and is a member of of McCabe Methodist Church.

Bob Wefald

Bob Wefald

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 MSLCC 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.