Mary Bretzman

Board Chair

Gerry Thomas


Julie Pfitzinger


Julie Pfitzinger had the privilege of traveling to Guatemala several years ago and the experience made a deep impression on her. She is a senior editor and writer in the magazine publishing industry. She and her husband have two children, ages 23 and 18. They live in West St. Paul, Minnesota.

Jim McDonald

Vice Chair

Susan Buckley

Board Member

Andy Summers

Board Member

I have been fortunate in life; I have a beautiful and intelligent wife and nine-year daughter, great friends and family and a strong community. I also have access to world-class healthcare and clean water. I have a BA from the University of MN and an MBA from Augsburg College and try to apply my education and 20+ years’ IT experience to help non-profits reach their potential and serve those who have not had the advantages I have enjoyed.

Jackie Foley

Board Member

I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in International Studies and a concentration in Spanish. I then went on to get my Masters in International Management with a focus in Marketing from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Arizona. I have always had an interest in faith-based outreach and International Cultures. Grace Center has been a beautiful opportunity to combine these two interests. Being the mother of five children I appreciate the access to healthcare we have here in the United States and desire that same opportunity for the children of Guatemala.

Linda Anderson

Board Member

My interest in health care began while volunteering at my local hospital in high school. Now a Registered Nurse, I earned my B.S.N. from Winona State University and have hospital, clinical, and home heath experience serving Endocrinology, Geriatric, Pediatric and Neurology patients. I believe that quality health care is the essential first step in elevating and improving the lives of people in developing countries like Guatemala.

Kristie Thompson

Board Member