The CREST Board of Directors meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The Board is responsible for setting direction, financial oversight, assuring adequate funding, and the hiring/supervising of the Executive Director. Board members are volunteers who have a desire to make a difference in their neighbor’s lives and willing to share their skills to do so.
CREST Board members participate in board meetings, serve on a committee as needed and represent CREST in the community. Board member terms are three years with the opportunity to serve 2 consecutive terms.
Board members come from a variety of backgrounds, interests, ages, and skills. Some have specific interests and some general interests. No previous board of director experience is necessary, just an interest in guiding an organization in its mission of service.
Board of Directors
- Kim Manwarren, President
- Merrill Davis, Vice President
- Sandra Steuer, Treasurer
- Cathie Gladfelter, Secretary
- Marian Johnson
- Sue Wilken
- Donna Maday
- Lisa Lange
- Mary Lucas
- Kathy Clymer
Rob Stauter, Executive Director
Rob comes from Grantsburg, Wisconsin. He graduated from Northwestern College in St, Paul
with a double major-Bible and Broadcasting and a minor in Journalism. He has worked as a
radio announcer at WCMP in Pine City, Northwestern College student radio station, and KJLY
in Blue Earth. After 14 years at KJLY, Rob sensed a desire to help people in need and applied
for the newly created CREST Director position. He has found great enjoyment in fulfilling that
desire as the Executive Director of CREST. His goal is to make life easier for people and help them stay in
their homes as long as possible.
Karen Koeder, Associate Director
Karen is from Trimont, Minnesota and a graduate of San Diego State University. She worked
for Camp Fire (formerly Camp Fire Girls), a national youth development organization in
California and Alaska. Karen brings a background in Administration including board
development, financial development, personnel, budgeting and financial oversight as well as
program development. Upon her retirement back to Trimont she has pursued what has
become her passion…giving back to the community in which she lives. She is excited about
her newest endeavor…learning more about the needs of people who are aging and what can
be done to keep them in their homes.
Joyce Peterson, Caregiver Support Coordinator
I come to Crest from northwest of Trimont where my husband, Tom, and I live and farm. I graduated from Trimont High School and went on to be a Laboratory and Radiology Technologist for 41 years. I also spent some time working at The Lodge, an Assisted Living facility in Mt. Lake, MN. We have two sons -Dan who is a contractor and lives just east of us, and Matt and his wife Jill and daughters Elizabeth and Sophie who live south of Trimont. I stay busy with helping with the farming, church activities such as music, Sunday School, and quilting, and enjoy vegetable gardening, genealogy, and traveling. The mission of Crest and the way they carry it out has always impressed me. I look forward to working with this great group of people.
I have lived in Trimont about 33 years. I am married to Brian (Bush) Krumwiede. I have 2 children Nathan and Nicole and 3 grandchildren, Rylee, Macee and Jade, which I might add are the loves of my life. I worked in the Trimont clinic for 30 years, the Trimont Health Care Center 2 years and I am currently working at the Trimont Elementary school as a para. My husband and I also mow a few lawns during the summer. Just before coming to CREST I had an Adult Foster care home and when I stopped doing that I felt something was missing, I wasn’t helping people any more so I applied for the job. I just feel good about myself when I can help someone.