Weekly on Tuesdays, Mindekirken, the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church in Minneapolis adjacent to Norway House, hosts a luncheon with a speaker or performance of interest to our community. This week: Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, President of Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD.
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin grew up on her family’s farm near Houghton, South Dakota. Raised in a family involved in government and public service, Stephanie chose to attend college in Washington, D.C., earning undergraduate, graduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.
Stephanie led the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation as its first Executive Director, working to strengthen cooperative education and enhance rural economic development. Stephanie ran for Congress in 2004 and was the first woman elected to the U.S. House from South Dakota as well as the youngest woman serving in the House during that time. Stephanie specialized in policy important to South Dakota including agriculture, renewable energy, veterans’ education and tribal affairs. She consulted for Raven Industries, a South Dakota-based, publicly-traded company. In 2012, she was invited to join the company. As an executive officer for Raven, as well as a member of the CoBank Board of Directors, she is actively involved in strategic planning, budgeting, enterprise risk management and oversight of financial performance. Stephanie is married to former Texas Congressman Max Sandlin, an attorney and current Chairman of the Board of Feeding South Dakota. They live in Sioux Falls with their 9-year old son Zachary and enjoy all things baseball and bluegrass.
11:00am Fellowship and Lunch
11:45am Devotions and Announcements
12:00pm-1:00pm Cultural Program
$7 suggested donation is received at the door.
Elevator access from north parking lot entrance.