Board of Directors

The Board meets bi-monthly. The annual meeting of the Board occurs during the National Rural Institute. Board members also participate in an annual retreat each summer.

Christy Alten-Osmera

Board President

South Dakota

Rev. Joe Amico

Board Vice-President

Massachusetts

Dee S. Owens

Board Secretary
Planning Committee Chair

Indiana

Paul Mladnick

Board Treasurer

Minnesota

Rev. Bill Beaton

Director

Wisconsin

Mike Early

Director
Marketing Committee Chair

Minnesota

Gary Ehrich

Director
Scholarship Committee Chair

Wisconsin

Nicole Frields

Director

Kentucky

Diane Sullivan

Director

Wisconsin

Rev. Jim Swarthout

Director

Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions

Do any members of the Board of Directors receive a salary?

No. All board directors are volunteer and unpaid. 

Who should I contact if I have more questions about the Board?

Email us at [email protected] or via the contact us form and we'll get your email to the correct board member to answer your questions and respond to your inquiry.