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Vince Drobniak received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Penn State University and his Masters of Business Administration from Adelphi University in New York, where he majored in Banking and Finance. He currently is the Chief Risk Officer for Northland Capital Financial Services LLC in St Cloud. A Vietnam Veteran, he served in the United States Marine Corps.
Vince has been volunteering with the Habitat for Humanity for many years, starting back from when he lived in Pennsylvania and was helping on house builds. Since moving to Minnesota in 2011, Vince has worked numerous hours at the ReStore in St Cloud. You will find him there on most Saturday afternoons helping customers and working in the donation and loading areas. Skillful with tools and knowing construction materials, he has helped many a customer with their questions on finding what they need for home improvement or a project. On business trips, Vince has found time to help Habitat in projects in other states.
Vince believes that the ReStore is a valuable source for the local community for both the giving of donations and purchasing used and sometimes new items at a reasonable price. The proceeds help provide funds for affordable housing for families in need in the surrounding communities. Vince has worked with many of those applicants working for a home as they spend time in the ReStore learning and giving their time. As a Board member, Vince can add valuable insight on what he observes at the ReStore and his business management experience.
Vince is very active and likes to spend his off time hiking or kayaking the many trails and lakes in Minnesota. He ran in the first Mudman run at Powder Ridge.
Michaela began volunteering as a way to get her confirmation students involved in the community. Although many of them are too young, Michaela has continued to volunteer whenever she can. She has also participated in the Habitat 500 bike ride. You’ll often find her biking to the construction site(s) or events whenever the weather allows. Michaela enjoys volunteering with Habitat because she sees the importance of building community, educating people in the world of house construction, and raising awareness of the needs of low-income families in the area.
She especially loves Habitat’s concept of giving a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.” When she’s not busy volunteering with Habitat, Michaela stays busy biking, working with kids, being active in committees & events at her parish, or teaching Spanish or coaching Enrichment programs during the school year.
Mishon Bulson graduated from St. Cloud State University (SCSU) with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. She has always had a strong interest in CMHFH and is excited to be serving on the Board of Directors. Mishon respects the mission of CMHFH and believes it is invaluable to our community and the families that live in it.
Mishon is Program Manager at Reading and Math, Inc. She has worked in the field of Human Services for over 18 years. Mishon also serves on the SCSU Alumni board. Her other interests include: sewing, sports (hockey and baseball) furniture repair, and home decorating.
Dr. Lisa Lindgren is an Associate Professor at the College of Saint Benedict/St. John’s University teaching undergraduate marketing and other management courses. Her marketing expertise stems from her education, but also from her extensive background in the business sector. She enjoys working with the students and showing them how to best utilize their education as they enter the workforce.
Lisa was first exposed to the mission of Habitat when her father was a volunteer in the Twin Cities for several years. Now, as the newest member of the Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, she will bring her passion and expertise to help Habitat continue to grow and be more effective in the mission of providing affordable housing for those in need in the community.
Dee Rengel of Rengel Printing has served on the CMHFH Board for 2 years. Dee has a diverse career experience, starting with working at Fandel’s in the early 1960s doing window and inside design. She then moved out to beautiful California and worked for Campbell’s Department Store and two airline credit unions. After returning to Minnesota, Dee worked with Smith Distributing and Plaza Park Bank before she was recruited by her husband to work at Rengel Printing in 1978.
At Habitat, Dee has been a great supporter of Women Build and all around Habitat ambassador. Dee is incredibly active in her community. In addition to serving on the CMHFH Board of Directors, Dee serves on the location committee for the St. Cloud area Chamber of Commerce, is an ambassador for Catholic Charities, and volunteers each year with the American Cancer Society’s Stride Walk.
Sister Pat (pictured left with Sister Lucinda Merick at the 2014 Nun Banquet) has been a member of Saint Benedict’s Monastery for 45 years. She has been a home economics teacher, food service director and dietitian in healthcare settings. Sister Pat currently works in the monastery’s development and communications office. Sister Pat served on the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities for six years and was board chair. Sister Pat just finished six year as a member of the St. Joseph’s Farmer’s Market Board of Directors and is in her second year as a member of the Board of Trustees for the College of Saint Benedict.
About serving with Habitat… “It is a gift to partner with another ministry that specializes in affordable housing issues. If there is some way to be a small part of this effort, I feel I have been part of a ministry that directly touches the lives of others. The volunteers and staff are dedicated, spirit-filled people, building a stronger community and making a positive impact on the lives of others.”
Pat likes the outdoors and activities related. She gardens, reads cookbooks, cooks and tries all kinds of food preservation. She says, “I am a “foodie” in my own way!” Helping others when time and energy is available is important to Sister Pat – in her own monastery or in the broader community.
Born and raised on a farm near Decorah, Iowa, Wilbur graduated with a degree in Farm Operations from Iowa State University. He served in the military as a Hawk Missile radar operator and was employed in retail sales and retail sales management for most of his career.
Wilbur is a member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Minnesota and is currently serving on Church Council as treasurer and is on the Property and Finance committees. Has been volunteering with Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity for many years; was co-chair of the St. Joseph Habitat for Humanity building project and is on the CMHFH construction committee. Wilbur is serving on the Board of Western Stearns County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in the position of Treasurer.
Wilbur enjoys photography, travel with his wife, spending time with his two daughters and son-in-law and getting together with friends and family.
Shaun has been an advocate and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity for over 10 years in Minnesota, Illinois, and Delaware. He is a true “Minnesota Nice Guy” born and raised in Sauk Rapids. He attended St. Cloud State University and worked in the public health non-profit sector and creative marketing before joining Capital One Bank in 2003. Shaun is currently the National Café Strategy Lead for Capital One 360 where he is responsible for the retail sales, operations, and process management. Away from work Shaun enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with his wife and kids.