Mishon Bulson

Mishon Bulson graduated from St. Cloud State University (SCSU) with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. She has always had a strong interest in CMHFH and is excited to be serving on the Board of Directors. Mishon respects the mission of CMHFH and believes it is invaluable to our community and the families that live in it.

Mishon is Program Manager at Reading and Math, Inc. She has worked in the field of Human Services for over 18 years. Mishon also serves on the SCSU Alumni board. Her other interests include: sewing, sports (hockey and baseball) furniture repair, and home decorating.

Lisa Lindgren

Dr. Lisa Lindgren is an Associate Professor at the College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University teaching undergraduate marketing and other management courses.  Her marketing expertise stems from her education, but also from her extensive background in the business sector.  She enjoys working with the students and showing them how to best utilize their education as they enter the workforce.

Lisa was first exposed to the mission of Habitat when her father was a volunteer in the Twin Cities for several years.  Now, as the newest member of the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, she will bring her passion and expertise to help Habitat continue to grow and be more effective in the mission of providing affordable housing for those in need in the community.

Dee Rengel

Dee Rengel of Rengel Printing has served on the CMHFH Board for 2 years. Dee has a diverse career experience, starting with working at Fandel’s in the early 1960s doing window and inside design. She then moved out to beautiful California and worked for Campbell’s Department Store and two airline credit unions. After returning to Minnesota, Dee worked with Smith Distributing and Plaza Park Bank before she was recruited by her husband to work at Rengel Printing in 1978.

At Habitat, Dee has been a great supporter of Women Build and all around Habitat ambassador. Dee is incredibly active in her community. In addition to serving on the CMHFH Board of Directors, Dee serves on the location committee for the St. Cloud area Chamber of Commerce, is an ambassador for Catholic Charities, and volunteers each year with the American Cancer Society’s Stride Walk.

Sister Pat Ruether

Sister Pat (pictured left with Sister Lucinda Merick at the 2014 Nun Banquet) has been a member of Saint Benedict’s Monastery for 45 years. She has been a home economics teacher, food service director and dietitian in healthcare settings. Sister Pat currently works in the monastery’s development and communications office. Sister Pat served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities for six years and was board chair. Sister Pat just finished six year as a member of the St. Joseph’s Farmer’s Market Board of Directors and is in her second year as a member of the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Benedict.

About serving with Habitat… “It is a gift to partner with another ministry that specializes in affordable housing issues. If there is some way to be a small part of this effort, I feel I have been part of a ministry that directly touches the lives of others. The volunteers and staff are dedicated, spirit-filled people, building a stronger community and making a positive impact on the lives of others.”

Pat likes the outdoors and activities related. She gardens, reads cookbooks, cooks and tries all kinds of food preservation. She says, “I am a “foodie” in my own way!” Helping others when time and energy is available is important to Sister Pat – in her own monastery or in the broader community.

Wilbur Wilkens (in memorium…)

In Memorium…After a long battle with cancer, this great and humble servant and partner of Central Minnesota Habitat died this summer. He remains an inspiration and volunteer giant among us.

Born and raised on a farm near Decorah, Iowa, Wilbur graduated with a degree in Farm Operations from Iowa State University.  He served in the military as a Hawk Missile radar operator and was employed in retail sales and retail sales management for most of his career.

Wilbur is a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota and is currently serving on Church Council as treasurer and is on the Property and Finance committees.  Has been volunteering with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity for many years; was co-chair of the St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity building project and is on the CMHFH construction committee. Wilbur is serving on the Board of Western Stearns County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in the position of Treasurer.

Wilbur enjoys photography, travel with his wife, spending time with his two daughters and son-in-law and getting together with friends and family.

Dave Jacobs

David graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Business & Finance degree and started his career as a financial associate with Jacobs Financial in 2002. Jacobs Financial is an independently owned and operated financial services business in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  In 2007, David became a partner in Jacobs Financial, Inc. He is dedicated to providing financial advice in the areas of retirement, investment, insurance and tax strategies.

David works with professionals, families and businesses throughout the Midwest. He usually conducts a 3-4 meeting process with his clients to ensure they are educated in the financial services process.

David resides in Sartell with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time and vacationing with his family and friends as well as golfing and coaching and playing soccer.

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Shaun Rowley

Shaun has been an advocate and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity for over 10 years in Minnesota, Illinois, and Delaware. He is a true “Minnesota Nice Guy” born and raised in Sauk Rapids. He attended St. Cloud State University and worked in the public health non-profit sector and creative marketing before joining Capital One Bank in 2003. Shaun is currently the National Café Strategy Lead for Capital One 360 where he is responsible for the retail sales, operations, and process management. Away from work Shaun enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his wife and kids.

Amy Meyer

Amy joined the BankVista team as Controller in August of 2016. Amy started her banking career at American Heritage National Bank as a teller in 2004; she transitioned into public accounting with CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) in 2007 and worked exclusively with financial institution clients on various assurance engagements. In her time at CLA, Amy earned certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Amy graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a minor in Psychology. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA), and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Amy resides in Sauk Rapids with her husband and two children. In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Patrick Shepard

Patrick Shepard has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Mathematics as well as a master’s degree in Counseling and Student Personnel. He is a Program Manager at Avivo (formerly Resource, Inc.) where he oversees MFIP programming. Over the course of his fourteen years in non-profit management, Patrick has worked collaboratively with CMHFH on many occasions. Patrick believes that CMHFH is a fantastic way for low-income people to stabilize their housing. When housing is stabilized for a family, it makes it easier for them to focus on other area of their life including parenting, employment, and community involvement.

Roger Gertken

Roger grew up on his parents’ farm and has always enjoyed building things. He started working construction in high school and never quit. For 28 years, Roger has worked in many aspects of construction from finish carpentry to project manager, on projects ranging from residences to churches. Roger believes that CMHFH has a history of promoting success and offers a hand up, not a hand out. He is  excited to be part of helping families who would not otherwise be able to purchase a home and looks forward to working alongside fellow board members.