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Bethany Trustees Named

By April 10, 2024Awards, Blog, News, Programs

Bethany Trustees Named

Delegates from sponsoring congregations convened at the Annual Meeting of Bethany Retirement Living on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at Bethany on University. Joining the Board of Trustees for their first three-year term are John Hertsgaard, Laura Ness Owens, Lianne Rockstad and Rick Steen

John Hertsgaard is Partner/Owner of Hertsgaard Farms and President/CEO of SpaceAge Synthetics. His previous positions include Director of Far East Operations for Amphenol Corporation in Hong Kong from 1985 – 1989. He is a member of Kindred Lions, North Dakota Farm Bureau and the North Dakota Corn Growers and serves on the Board of the Kindred Economic Development Corporation and the Kindred Cemetery.

Laura Ness Owens is Vice President for Doosan Bobcat, Inc. She serves as Vice Chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers is a Board member of the Salesforce Manufacturing Customer Advisory Board and Brand Muscle Executive Customer Advisory Board, a member of the Salesforce Women in Manufacturing and Direct Marketing Association and is a current business partner with The Village Family Service Center and Teacher/Member of Yoga Alliance.

Lianne Rockstad is a retired Owner of AB Art Gallery. Lianne has served as a past board member of the Kindred Area Dollars for Scholars and the ND State Dollars for Scholars and is a member of the Ladies Oriental Shrine Waheed Court #81. In her past employment with H.C. Price Company, she spent 23 years working in a subcontractor role on the Trans-Alaska pipeline.

Rick Steen, Fargo, is a retired CPA from Eide Bailly, where he worked for 38 years and was a partner with the firm for 24 years. He most recently completed 8 years (two terms) as a Cass County Commissioner. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and a member of the North Dakota Society of CPAs. He serves as the vice-chair on the FargoDome Authority Board and is a board member for the Greater Fargo-Moorhead Economic Development Corporation.

Officers of the Board are Paulette Amundson, Chair; Dan Beauchamp, Vice Chair; Roger Olson, Treasurer, and Ben Carlsrud, Secretary. Other Trustees include Cheryl Anderson, Jerilynn Brantner Adams, and Beth Renner.

Retiring from the Board of Trustees are Bruce Davidson, Neil Eriksmoen, Martha Leclerc and Jack Rydell.

Bethany Retirement Living, a senior living community, was founded in Fargo in 1939 and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Bethany provides high-quality care to the elderly in skilled nursing, memory care, transitional care, rehabilitation, assisted living, basic care, senior apartments, and personal care programs.

John Hertsgaard
Laura Ness Owens
Rick Steen
Lianne Rockstad