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Waconia United Food Shelf
During these difficult economic times, the Waconia United Food Shelf is serving more people than ever before. While Faith organizes periodic food drives throughout the year, you can donate or volunteer at the Food Shelf any time. The Waconia United Food Shelf is located at 11 Elm Street South, Waconia. Their hours are: Monday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon; Tuesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is closed on Wednesdays.
For more information about the Waconia United Food Shelf, 952.442.3878
 
Waconia United Food Shelf Board Openings (posted 8/27/2020)
Position Description:
The Board of Directors will support the work of Waconia United Food Shelf (WUFS) and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by WUFS Executive Director, the Board-Executive Director relationship is a collaborative partnership and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board member responsibilities include:
 
• Leadership, governance and oversight
• Serving as a trusted adviser to the Executive Director in partnership with the Board to develop and implement
  WUFS strategic plan
• Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by WUFS for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its
  performance and effectiveness using those metrics
• Reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
• Approving the annual budget, audit reports, and relevant business decisions; being informed of and meeting all
  legal and fiduciary responsibilities
• Hire, monitor and evaluate the Executive Director
• Assisting the Executive Director, board chair and governance committee in identifying and recruiting other Board
  members
• Partnering with the Executive Director and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
• Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments as needed
• Representing WUFS to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
• Ensuring WUFS’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities that WUFS serves
 
Board terms/participation
WUFS Board members will serve a three-year term. Board meetings will be held monthly. Attendance at board meetings is required.
 
Qualifications
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about WUFS’s mission and who has a track record of community engagement and leadership. Selected Board members will be respected in their professional fields and their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
 
• Professional experience with leadership accomplishments in the non-profit, human/social services, business,
  government, or philanthropy arenas; prior board services a plus
• An understanding of the impact of hunger, food insecurity and poverty on individuals, families and the community
• A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and building consensus among diverse individuals
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of WUFS clients and our community
 
If you are interested or would like more info, please contact the WUFS Executive Director, Angela Cruzen at Angiecruzen@waconiafoodshelf.org
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Minneapolis
A ‘Beacon of Hope’ in North Minneapolis”
Located in the Harrison neighborhood of North Minneapolis, Redeemer Lutheran Church has been serving their community for over 100 years. The relationship between Faith Lutheran and Redeemer goes back many years and continues to grow as we collaborate on service projects and partner in our efforts to minister to our neighborhoods. For more information on Redeemer Lutheran Church, visit their website. 
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Pastor Dan Carlson and his Public Safety Ministries are one of the many mission partners that Faith Lutheran Church supports through prayer and financial assistance. Dan Carlson was awarded the Red Cross’ Hero Award for his service through Public Safety Ministries.
Public Safety Ministries, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, was established in 2005 to address the growing need for spiritual health care and support resources in the public safety professions. We engage Minnesota’s professional public safety community through a traditional chaplaincy ministry. We are a ministry of presence, service and relationships. We provide our spiritual health care services in times of need as well as in times of calm.
To learn more about Dan Carlson’s work and this prestigious award, click on the link(s) below.