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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors determines policy and procedure, creates strategic plans and goals, and oversees the church’s finances. You'll find meeting minutes on the Recent Publications page.



 Jan Peterson

Jan has been a member of WBLUMC since 1997. During the past 23 years, she has served on numerous committees including Children’s Ministry, Staff-Parish Relations and Small Groups. Her children, Madison and Kyle Bjostad, attended Sunday school and were confirmed in the church. Jan and husband Jon Nedved have five children between them, and two granddaughters. Jan has worked for the 2nd Judicial District as a Court Operation Supervisor for the past 28 years; Jon is an environmental engineer at Residio. They love the outdoors, and most weekends you'll find them camping, hiking or snowshoeing. Jan also loves gardening, cooking and history, and the family has two rescue dogs, Ferbert and Yoko. As Jan says, "Life is never dull in our household!"



Tammy Busch

Information on our newest Board members will be posted soon!

 Wes Erwin

Wes and his wife Debby have been members of WBLUMC since 2009. They have two children: Wyatt, who is 15 and has been confirmed in the church, and Jordan, who is 13 and will begin confirmation this year. Wes is a licensed counselor and spent 12 years teaching at Minnesota State University Moorhead before becoming a stay-at-home dad and developing his skills at writing children’s books. Wes’ published books include Boundary Waters ABC (AdventureKeen) and Fire and Ashes: A Boy and an African Proverb (The Little Fig) which is due out in fall 2021. He is working on other picture books and a middle-grade novel. He has previously served on numerous church committees, most recently the Staff Parish Committee. Wes enjoys canoeing, camping, Boundary Waters Trips, basketball, and scouting activities with his sons.

 David Kittleson

David and his wife Dawn have been members of WBLUMC for the past 16 years. They have two children, Andrea and Paul, who were confirmed at the church. David has previously served on Staff Parish-Relations Committee. David and Dawn have been deeply involved in many medical mission trips to Honduras. They continue to support godchildren at NPH Honduras. David is a retired orthopedic surgeon after a very rewarding private practice for nearly 30 years. Currently they enjoy biking, hiking, road trips to National Parks, winter ski trips and summers at their lake home on Madeline Island.

Terry Perreira

Information on our newest Board members will be posted soon!

Roberta Schmidt

Information on our newest Board members will be posted soon!

 Margaret Westin

Margaret is a retired attorney, working most recently conducting workplace investigations. She has also served as General Counsel for Osseo Area Schools and Minneapolis Public Schools. Margaret and her husband Randy LaFoy have belonged to WBLUMC for 30 years. Their three children, Becca, Sonja and Ed LaFoy, were confirmed in the church. Margaret sings in the chancel choir and is on the Congregational Care Team. She was previously on Staff-Parish Relations Committee. Margaret enjoys outdoor activities as well as knitting, weaving and reading. She and Randy also travel when they can.