Three new board members


by Betsy Carlson (Editor, WordAlone Network)

April 30, 2003

(Leonard Sweet’s three presentations are: Sweet 1, Sweet 2 and Sweet 3)

The WordAlone Network convention April 25-26 in Roseville, Minn., elected three new members and reelected Pastor Jaynan Egland to the board of directors.

Pastors Roger Eigenfeld and Bill Walles and Judge Barry Anderson did not seek reelection to the board.

The returning and new board members were elected to 3-year terms. The new members are: Dr. Douglas Bahr, Diane Eaton and Pastor Randy Freund.

The convention elected a nominating committee as well. They are: Linda Danielson, Johnston, Iowa; Pastor Chuck DeHaven, New Braunfels, Texas; William Drew, Burke, Va..; Professor Mark Granquist, Northfield, Minn.; Pastor Gerald Miller, Annapolis, Md.

Bahr is a physician from New Braunfels. He has served in various positions at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels, including as director of intensive care and respiratory care and on the hospital board of directors and on the health management board of directors. He is a member of St. Paul Lutheran and has served on the church council and as personnel director for the congregation. He has been active in the WordAlone movement since 2000.

Eaton, Deephaven, Minn., left Microsoft last August to spend more time with her family, on volunteer work and in Bible study. She had worked for that company for 15 years in sales and consulting including time as U.S. director of sales readiness and general manager. She noted in her autobiography that she had focused on planning, strategy and recruiting and development of people. She is a member of Lord of Life Lutheran in Maple Grove, Minn.

Egland is pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Spokane, Wash. She and her husband’s first call to ministry was to the Maasai tribe in Tanzania, East Africa. They also served in Iowa, Hawaii and Idaho. She is president and CEO of WordAlone and has been on the board for three years. She has served six years on her synod’s council, Eastern Washington/Idaho Synod.

Freund is pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Hutchinson, Minn. He has been involved in various Southwestern Minnesota Synod boards and committees. He has been active in WordAlone since its beginning. He is chairperson of the WordAlone Task Force for Seminarians and was on the planning committee for last November’s theological conference. He is coordinator of the Hutchinson Area WordAlone Chapter.