The Board of Directors/Secretariat and coordinator positions for the Northern Plains Via de Cristo of North Dakota are as follows:

Executive Committee

Lay Director—Rev Judy Holmen (Interim)

Asst. Lay Director—vacant

Secretary—Barb Halverson (Interim)

Finance Director—Char Gumke (Interim)

Spiritual Director—Rev Judy Holmen

Spiritual Director—vacant


Along with the Executive Committee the following are elected members of the Council:

Operations Director—vacant

Communications / PR Director—Lori Bakken

Leadership/ Training and Development Director—Sue Houkom

Directors at Large (2)

                    Shar Gumke

One position is vacant

​Committees (non-Council positions appointed by the Council)

Under the Lay Director oversees

Nominating Committee*

Visioning Committee* (Lay Director, Asst. Lay Director +4 people)

Rector Selection Committee*

Site Selection Committee*—vacant


Asst Lay Director oversees

(Note—we combined these two committees)

Outreach Committee*—vacant

Ultreya/Liaison Committee*


Secretary oversees

Procedures and Documentation*

                    Sue Houkum, Lori Bakken


Finance Director oversees

            Treasurer*—Barb Halverson (Interim)

            Finance Committee*


Operations Director oversees



Information Coordinator*—vacant



Music Coordinator*—Paula Duval

Allocations Coordinator*—Lori Bakken


Communications / PR Director oversees



Website*—Lori Bakken


(*Appointed by the Council)

By-Laws of the Northern Plains Via de Cristo of North Dakota

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