Board of Regents

2023 - 2024 Members

Gretchen Agee

Vice President, Asset Management Administration

Thrivent Financial

Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Brian Bruess


College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

Collegeville, MN

John Boyle


Moss & Barnett

Minneapolis, MN

Mary Lou Carney

Board Certified Chaplain

Retired - System Direc, Spiritual Care; Adjunct Professor, Pastoral Care; Marketing Executive

Roseville, MN

John Erhart


Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Minneapolis, MN

Rev. Robert Flannery

Pastor, Newman Center Chaplain

Saint Francis Xavier Church

Carbondale, IL

Daniel Frie

Owner, Realtor, Developer

Wright-Sherburne Realty, Inc.

Monticello, MN

Rev. Joseph Gillespie, OP


Church of Saint Albert the Great

Minneapolis, MN

Marcia Hanson

Retired - Marketing

Orono, MN

David Jasper

Retired - President

Quest Management & Associates, Inc.

Excelsior, MN

Dr. Steven Koop

Retired - Physician, Administration

Gillete Children's Specialty Healthcare

Avon, MN

Robert Lee

Senior Vice President and Senior Company Counsel

Wells Fargo & Company

Saint Paul, MN

Patrick Maxwell

Retired - Director of McNeely Entrepreneurial Center

Saint John's University

Eden Prairie, MN

Rt. Rev. Douglas Mullin, OSB

Abbot, Chancellor

Saint John's Abbey

Collegeville, MN

Most Rev. Patrick Neary


Diocese of Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud, MN

Kay Ness

Plymouth, MN

Tom Nicol

Managing Partner

Excelsior Benefits, LLC

Excelsior, MN

Kathleen Norris

Author - Interests in Theology

Honolulu, HI

Sister Kerry O'Reilly, OSB


Federation of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN

Rev. Andrew Ricci

Pastor, Rector

Holy Assumption, St. Anthony, Cathe. of Christ the King

Superior, WI

Jane Kelley Rodeheffer

Retired Professor - Fletcher Jones Chair of Great Books at Pepperdine University

Rochester, MN

Dr. Richard Rodeheffer


Mayo Clinic

Rochester, MN

Dr. Gene Scapanski

Retired - V.P., Profes.

University of Saint Thomas

Saint Paul, MN

Mary Schaffner

Senior Vice President and Senior Comany Consel

Wells Fargo & Company

Saint Paul, MN

Paul Schnepf

Retired - Business Finance

CME Group, Inc.

Deer Park, IL

Gregory Schwietz

Retired - President

L & M Construction Chemicals, Inc.

Omaha, NE

Virgina Stillwell

Retired - Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Worship

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Plymouth, MN

Connie Suchta

Retired - Homemaker

Cottage Grove, MN

Stan Suchta

Retired - Assistant Superintendent

Ramsey County Community Corrections

Cottage Grove, MN

Nancy Weldon

Saint Joseph, MN

Dean, Asso. Direc. Corporate Work Study Program

Cristo Rey L.A., Verbum Dei Jesuit H.S.

Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Regina Wolfe

Retired - Profes. Emer. of Catholic Theological Ethics

Catholic Theological Union

Chicago, IL