The Executive Board leads the way for the decision-making process of The Banquet.
Below is a list of our board members who help make The Banquet successful.
Jim is married to his wife Cindy and has 2 grown daughters. He is a lifelong resident of the Bismarck-Mandan area. He has served on the Board for 5 years and as the Chairman for 4 years. Jim is semi-retired and focuses on volunteering, especially in the area of serving the low income and marginalized people of our community. Jim operates the Adopt-a-Block program in town collecting food from grocery stores and Great Plains Food Bank and distributing it free of charge in low income neighborhoods. His thinking is that people are hungry every day, and has made it his goal to lead The Banquet to a 7 day a week meal ministry.
Mike is a 73 years old. He is a retired civil engineer of 43 years at Swenson, Hagen & Co. He has been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 37 years where he has served on various boards, church council and as congregation president. Mike graduated from NDSU in 1970. He served 1 year in Vietnam. He is one of the original founders of The Banquet and has served on the board for 15 years, the first seven of those as board chair. Mike lives in Bismarck with his wife Rene.
Dr. Henke currently serves as Medical Director for the North Dakota Professional Health Program, along with serving as Medical Director for the Heartview Foundation, and as a Psychiatric Consultant for Henke Psychiatric Services. She was appointed as Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She also serves as an Advisory Council Member of North Dakota Recovery Reinvented.
I am a Flasher native and a Bismarck High Graduate. My career background has been in Radio and TV sales and management starting back in 1983. In 2009 I joined the Dakota Wizards as General Manager/Vice President of Sales/Marketing. In 2012 I received my Real Estate license.
I served on the Board of Directors for our local board of Realtors.
Board member of "The Banquet" a local food ministry
Board member of the Bismarck Animal Advisory Board
I also am involved in many organizations within the community
Attorney - Chapman & Chapman