These OSL members have volunteered to serve on the board that will help steer Our Savior’s through developing its new governance model, as approved at the annual meeting. They will be commissioned this weekend, so as you see them about be sure to thank them for their service!
Bruce Hasche is the husband of Wendy and father of Bret (Dana), Ben (Elise), and Megan (Eric Tvedt). He’s newly retired after 27 years as Sencore’s controller. A 34-year member of OSL, Bruce hopes the congregation will continue to serve the needs of the neighborhood as well as the city as a whole; develop a spirit of gratitude, humility, and servanthood; and that “we pray and strive to do God’s will always.”
Anne Rieck McFarland and her husband, Dennis, are the parents of Liz (Matt) and grandparents of Harley and Wesley, with another on the way. Recently retired as CEO of LifeScape, Anne, an OSL member for more than a dozen years, is now a consultant for GSB and owner of Anne Rieck McFarland Consulting. Among her hopes for OSL are debt elimination by OSL’s 75th anniversary; greater involvement by more people within the congregation; and continued integration of OSL’s mission and the community.
Charlie Nesdahl is branch manager at TCF Bank and a 20-year member of Our Savior’s. He and his wife, Melissa, are the parents of Grace (13), Hannah (11), and Ava (7). His hope for OSL is to continue and grow the mission of connecting faith to everyday life, specifically with community-based initiatives such as the Hezekiah House project.
Alison Sahly is Director of Patient Relations at Sanford Health. She and her husband, Eric, are the parents of Emma (16) and Sam (13), and have been Our Savior’s members since 1996. For OSL’s future, Alison hopes to see continued growth and engagement, and believes the new governance structure will help to achieve these goals
Brian Sittig, a member of OSL for nearly 30 years, is an underwriting director who hopes that OSL will “always live our faith through action and not words, and we become a church with more leaders and volunteers for projects to accomplish and ministries to establish.” He and his wife, Betsy, are the parents of Ellie and Becca.
Dan Van Schepen hopes to see OSL “expand its mission as a beacon of hope to the greater Sioux Falls area.” A consulting engineer and eight-year member of Our Savior’s, he and his wife, Gretta, are parents of Matthew and Jacob.