Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead Welcomes New Executive Director Lonnie Pederson

FARGO, ND – Lonnie Pederson has joined Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead as the organization’s new executive director. Pederson joins Jeremiah Program after developing a Master of Arts in Leadership Program at the University of Jamestown, where she served as director of this program as well as an assistant professor. In addition to leadership and program growth, Pederson comes to Jeremiah Program with significant experience in fundraising and business development. Prior roles included serving as vice president at Sanford Health and holding several development roles at Concordia College, including director of the annual fund and external relations, director of annual giving and development associate. 

With a proven track record for developing lasting relationships both internally and externally as well as a long-range tenure in the Fargo-Moorhead community, Pederson is an ideal fit for continuing the growth and development of the Fargo-Moorhead campus. 

“Lonnie’s experience, personality, and track record of servant leadership will help us deliver our mission of transforming lives two generations at a time,” said Jonathan Warrey, chairman of the Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead Board of Trustees. “We are delighted she is joining us and look forward to seeing her leadership and fresh ideas benefit our families.” 

Pederson’s background also includes several advanced degrees including: 

* A Doctorate of Education in Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, 

* A Master of Science in Education and Cognate/Counseling from The University of North Dakota, and 

* A Bachelor of Science in Health and Psychology from Valley City State University. 

“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to join a team of dedicated individuals, board members, and community members who have literally and figuratively built a strong foundation,” Pederson said. “I look forward to joining Jeremiah Program and building upon the existing partnerships and am committed to furthering the mission to transform families from poverty to prosperity.”