Executive Director Bruce Johnson to Retire; Board Begins Search


After nine years of service to mission, Executive Director Bruce Johnson will retire from CMHFH in December 2017.

As board chair, I’ve had the honor of working alongside Bruce and have witnessed first-hand, the incredible passion and dedication to mission he has demonstrated as our leader.

As prescribed in the Executive Director Succession Plan adopted by the Board several years ago, I have appointed an Executive Transition committee that has been tasked with selecting CMHFH’s next Executive Director. As a part of that process, we invite you to join us for an open forum on October 5 at the SCSU Welcome Center from 4:30 to 6:00 where supporters of CMHFH are invited to offer their feedback on the future leader for CMHFH.

Bruce shares:

“I am grateful for the blessings that holding this leadership position has brought to me over the past nine years. The people I’ve met and worked with along the way, and the opportunities that have unfolded for affordable housing in our community have been both meaningful and fulfilling. After serving as an Executive Director in the nonprofit sector for 25 years, God is calling me down a different path. I am looking forward to discovering what God has planned for me in this next phase, and to cheering on the CMHFH staff team and board as they embrace the future of affordable housing in Central Minnesota.”


CMHFH blossomed under Bruce’s leadership. Thanks to his vision, passion and tireless dedication to mission, we expect to soon reach two major milestones: 100 houses built in Central MN and 100 houses built abroad.

Bruce leaves a legacy of community connectedness, grassroots involvement and organizational growth in Central Minnesota. The board is grateful to Bruce for his steady and dedicated leadership in the community over the past decade and looks forward to working with him to create a seamless transition of leadership to secure the future of CMHFH.


David M. Jacobs
Board Chair

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanne Borgstrom

Name: Jeanne Borgstrom

Occupation: Home Stager at Wow By Jeanne Home Staging and Styling

Volunteer Roles at Habitat: Painting crew leader on construction site, assist at events (sign in, set up, etc), sit on the Events Planning Committee

Years Volunteering with Habitat: 7 years

Favorite Thing about Volunteering at Habitat: The connection with staff and other volunteers are meaningful to me. I like knowing that my participation makes a difference in the lives of families and homeownership.

Why Volunteer? I love being in service for the benefit of others.

Why Volunteer at Habitat? I love the difference Habitat makes in the community.

Hobbies Outside of Habitat: spend time with grandkids, work

Why Should Others get Involved with Habitat? Because it’s fun, creative and when you are focused on giving and serving, you feel so good!

Learn how you can volunteer at Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity and ReStore.