Hailey Hollenhorst is a Cold Spring, MN native. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with degrees in Financial Economics and Political Science and obtained her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Hailey practiced finance and real estate law at Gray Plant Mooty in Minnesota for four years and at Quarles and Brady in Phoenix, Arizona for three years. In 2017, Hailey moved back to Minnesota and started working at Midwest Financial Partners Investments, Inc. in St. Cloud where she is a financial advisor. Hailey originally became interested in the Habitat for Humanity mission when she did a Habitat for Humanity International project in Ghana. She previously served on the CMHFH Board from 2013-2014.
Vince Drobniak received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Penn State University and his Masters of Business Administration from Adelphi University in New York, where he majored in Banking and Finance. He currently is the Chief Risk Officer for Northland Capital Financial Services LLC in St Cloud. A Vietnam Veteran, he served in the United States Marine Corps.
Vince has been volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity for many years, starting back from when he lived in Pennsylvania and was helping on house builds. Since moving to Minnesota in 2011, Vince worked numerous hours at the ReStore when it existed here in St Cloud. On business trips, Vince has even found time to help Habitat in projects in other states. He likes to stay very active, ran in the first Mudman run at Powder Ridge, and spends his off time hiking or kayaking the many trails and lakes in Minnesota.
Michaela began volunteering as a way to get her confirmation students involved in the community. Although many of them are too young, Michaela has continued to volunteer whenever she can. She has also participated in the Habitat 500 bike ride. You’ll often find her biking to the construction site(s) or events whenever the weather allows. Michaela enjoys volunteering with Habitat because she sees the importance of building community, educating people in the world of house construction, and raising awareness of the needs of low-income families in the area.
She especially loves Habitat’s concept of giving a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.” When she’s not busy volunteering with Habitat, Michaela stays busy biking, working with kids, being active in committees & events at her parish, or teaching Spanish or coaching Enrichment programs during the school year.
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.
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 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 (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.
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.
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