Board of Directors

As a non-profit, Holden Village is governed by a 20-member board of directors whose role has been vital yet evolving over the Village’s history of more than 50 years. The board’s self-management policies require board members to “emphasize outward vision rather than internal preoccupation.” Board responsibilities include selecting executive directors, approving an annual budget, establishing policy and electing members to fill board vacancies. Board members serve four-year terms and are limited to three consecutive terms, or 12 years, of service. The board meets twice a year.

A Message to the Broader Holden Community from the Board of Directors

March 18, 2020

In even-numbered years at this time many of you are used to seeing a call for applicants for the Holden
Village Board of Directors. Some of you might be waiting to see the announcement. After much
discussion at the Board’s fall meeting, and in order to honor our commitments to the new Strategic Plan
approved at that meeting after many months in development, the Board recently approved the
following motion:

Motion that the Holden Village Board direct the Nominating Committee, in consultation with
the rest of the Holden Village Board, to adopt, for an interim period, a new model to discover
new members of diverse voices and bring forward 2 – 4 nominated candidates to the HVB for

This means that our normal process of soliciting applications will not occur this year. In this interim
period we are developing a plan to recruit for specific skills needed on the board and meet our goal of
added diverse voices through direct recruitment.

We understand that potential applicants will be disappointed. We pray that diverse new voices will help
Holden become even more of all it is meant to be.

We thank God for you, and for your past, present, and continuing support of Holden.

Current board members:

Josh Post, Seattle WA: President, July 2016 - June 2020
Kathryn B. Blomker, Cottage Grove WI: Vice President, June 2017 - June 2020

James Nagel, Seattle, WA
Secretary, June 2017 - June 2021

Linda Kingery, Puposky, MN: Treasurer, July 2016 - June 2020

Claire Smith, Seattle, WA
Peter Hernes, Davis, CA
Chris Hughes, Arden Hills, MN
Hans Johnson, Vancouver BC, Canada
Pamela R. Fickenscher, Northfield, MN
Sara Pitcher, Chicago, IL
Lois Rimbo, New York, NY
Norma Gallegos, Wenatchee, WA
Lola H. Deane, Shaw Island, WA
Anthony J. Titus, Eagan, MN
Darius Larson, Big Sky, MT
Mark Schwehn, Valparaiso, IN
Sandra Anderson, Brooklyn Center, MN
Eric Lansverk, Seattle, WA
Samantha Lyon, North Quincy, MA
Ben Stewart, Western Springs, IL