Pam Homan, Board Chair
Dr. Pam Homan is the executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Augustana University, an initiative designed to build strategic partnerships with industry leaders, business heads and curators of creativity. In her role, Dr. Homan develops collaborations to enhance Augustana’s experiential learning opportunities for students and strengthens connections to the growing and changing needs of the Sioux Falls business community.
With over 35 years of experience in education, Dr. Homan is well respected for her commitment to leadership and service, her innovative thinking, her willingness to take on any challenge, and her passion for teaching, learning, and collaboration. She views change as a vibrant part of life.
Before joining the Augustana leadership team, Dr. Homan served as superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District from 2004 to 2015. There, she was responsible for more than 25,000 students at 23 elementary schools, five middle schools, three traditional high schools, an alternative high school, a project-based learning high school, a career and technical education academy and a post-secondary technical institute. Dr. Homan oversaw a period of steady, unprecedented growth for the district, which added more than 3,400 students, built five new schools, and created programs based around students' abilities, interests and learning styles.
Dr. Homan is a native of Sioux Falls and Washington High School alumna. She graduated from Augustana in 1981 with a double-major in elementary and special education. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Augustana and a doctorate in education administration from the University of South Dakota.
Krista Youngberg, Board Member
My name is Krista Youngberg and I am a Sioux Falls native. My time is spent co-managing our GreatLIFE Woodlake location and getting people involved in fitness. 9th graders from Ransom Church Sioux Falls also keep me on my toes as I lead them through a life group on Wednesday evenings. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, preferably to new continents, or drinking coffee beverages from varies local coffee shops. I have a passion for connection. If that leads to other countries or here in our neighborhood, God draws me to those opportunities. I am excited to be working with the Khor Wakow Project and to provide education and opportunity to God’s children around the world.
Phil Schreck, Secretary
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce our newest board members and officially thank them for their commitment to the Khor Wakow School Project. As Senior Meteorologist at KSFY, Phil Schreck is a familiar face to most of you and he is no stranger to our organization either. His children have helped raise funds for the school and Phil has served as emcee at a number of our events. Most recently, Phil has been serving on our Marketing & Awareness Committee. We are excited to have him join our board and grateful that he is willing to share his talents and his media experience to enhance our ability to keep our community informed of the great needs in South Sudan and KWSP’s efforts to help address those needs.
Jason and Angela Clark, Jason Clark, Treasurer
Jason brings quiet competence in the area of finance and Angela brings outgoing enthusiasm for the children and for the broken, which is the heart and mission of Khor Wakow. Jason and Angela came to know David Jal through their church, where Jason served as the Business Manager, and Angela also got to know David as he brought his children to the daycare at Abiding Savior where she works with the children. What a delightful young couple with willing hearts to serve! Their complementary gifts and personalities will be wonderful assets. We will be blessed to have them join our team.
Daniel Hirschman, Board Member
Daniel Hirschman grew up in Northwest Iowa and moved to South Dakota where he attended college. He met and married the love of his life, Jessica, 18 years ago. They have two daughters, Tabitha and Hannah. He graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelors degree in Business Management. While at USD, Daniel worked in the office of Disability Services as their Office staff. After graduation he started working for the Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey located north of Sioux Falls. It was while he attended USD that he first met David. Daniel’s brother invited him to their house for Thanksgiving and the rest was history. Daniel’s family instantly adopted him into their family. He remembered years ago when his brother had an emergency, he left his baby with David. When asked why he picked David of all the people he knew in Vermillion, he said “I had complete trust in David”. David is like a brother to him. Daniel and his wife, Jessica have supported David and this work since he first talked to him about it. David and his family are like family to the Hirschman’s. They believe that God has special plans for David, not only for a school, but for all of the health and humanitarian endeavors to be done for the people. They will support David through this endeavor for the long haul.
Randall Hill, Board Member
Randall is currently working at GreatLIFE as the Vice President of Fitness. He grew up in Harrisburg and attended college at Black Hills State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He's been blessed with a wonderful wife, Allison and a young son, Bridger. "Seeing God work through David, my mother, Brenda Hill, and the Khor Wakow project has been humbling and inspiring. I look forward to serving any way that I can," says Hill.
Beth Jensen, Board Member
Beth is a Board Certified Family Physician with Sanford Clinic. After 10 years of traditional practice, she resigned in order to challenge cultural norms and attempt to improve food disparities in her community. She continues to work through Sanford AcuteCare. Beth is married to Matt Jensen, administrator, marketer and thought-leader at Vance Thompson Vision. Beth also has three daughters who attend Spanish-immersion schools and make their mother proud.
13 Former Board of Directors
- Kaia Kloster, President
- Lisa Neuhardt, President
- Grace Wellman, President
- Barry Termaat, Co-Chair
- Patricia Garcia, Daniel Hirschman Treasurer
- Lisa Carlson, Ben Jacobs, Secretary
- Laura Jacobs, Board Member
- Kathy Caldwell, Board Member
- Carole Cochran, Board Member
- Kimberly Stockinger, Board Member
- Pat Reichert, Board Member
- Ryan Corbin, Board Member
- Silke Hansen, Board Member
Advisory Committee Members
- Tom Stenvig
- Deb Norris
- Brenda Hill
Former Advisory Committee Members
- Ben Jacobs
- Janet Lindermann
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