Our Staff

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 Director of CREST. His goal is to make life easier for people and help them stay in their homes as long as possible.


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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.


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Joyce Peterson

Caregiver Support Services Director


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.


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Our Board of Directors


The CREST Board of Directors meets on the second Monday of each month. The Board is respponsible for setting direction, financial oversight, assuring adequate funding, and the hiring/supervising of the Director. Board members are volunteers who have a desire to make a differance in their community and are willing to share their skills to do so.

CREST Board members participate in board meetings, serve on a committee as needed, represent CREST in the community and participate in the CREST Annual Appeal. Board 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.

Interested? Contact us at 507-235-3833 or crest@crestvolunteers.org