Verna Friesen

Verna Friesen

President

Elected to Board of Directors in 2007, has served on various committees of the board as well as being elected as vice president in 2009 and 2010 and elected as president of the board since 2011.

Verna has been employed for 15 years within the Health Care System as a Special Care Aide in the Spiritwood Health Complex, and is very actively involved with the Union.

Verna & Byron have been married for 40 years (in 2016), have 2 sons who are married, as well as 3 grandsons and one granddaughter that add those little “extra special” moments while spending time with family and friends.

Verna enjoys cross stitching, reading and fishing.

 
Wayne Bellisle

Wayne Bellisle

Vice President

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010, has served on various committees of the board as well as holding position of vice president since 2011. He became a member of the Spiritwood Credit Union in 1965. At that time the membership fee was $0.25.

Wayne has lived his whole life in the Spiritwood Community. He and his wife Mavis have raised their 4 children on their family farm where Wayne was raised. Wayne has worked in the farming community as a farm machinery mechanic for 45 years and has 3 interprovincial tickets. He still enjoys going to work every day!!

In his spare time Wayne enjoys his small mixed farm and spending time with their 10 grandchildren.

 
Carol Boechler

Carol Boechler

Director

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2010, has served on various committees of the board as well as the chair for Audit & Risk Committee.

Carol is presently employed by Spiritwood Motors/Spiritwood Tire & Lube after her 25 years of dedication working with the school division office in Spiritwood.

Carol was born and raised on a farm near Leoville where she attended Grades 1-7 in a country school and completed Grades 8-12 in Spiritwood.

Carol is married and has raised four children who have given her the amazing gift of being a grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Carol enjoys gardening, camping, spending time watching grandchildren partaking in sporting activities.

 
Jason Gaboury

Jason Gaboury

Director

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2013, and has served on various committees of the board.

Jason, a local farmer and mechanic was born and raised at Spiritwood. After living away and abroad for many years, moved back to Spiritwood in 2007 with his wife Angela to start a full time grain and livestock farming operation.

Jason and Angela have been married for 10 years (in 2016), and their son Nolan is in kindergarten.

 
Kevin Latus

Kevin Latus

Director

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2012, has served on various committees of the board as well as the OHS committee and has completed his Level A CUDA training.

Kevin was born and raised at Spiritwood, works full time at a local equipment dealership, and operates a small grain and livestock farming operation as well.

Kevin is actively involved in the Spiritwood Lions Club and many other community activities. He enjoys activities such as curling, ball, golfing, fishing and travelling.

 
Sonja Nielsen

Sonja Nielsen

Director

Elected to the Board of Directors in 2011, has served on various committees of the board as well as being recording Secretary since 2013.

Sonja farms with her husband and best friend Torben, and operates a bed & breakfast when not travelling. She is very involved in the Spiritwood Lions Club, Partners in Faith, and various other community activities, and is a strong supporter of community involvement of our local credit union.

Sonja and Torben have been married for 48 years (in 2016), have three daughters who are married, as well as seven of the world’s best grandchildren.

 
Wayne Pauls

Wayne Pauls

Director

Elected to Board of Directors in 2014, has served on various committees of the board.

Wayne has been employed for 24 years as a Case IH Sales Consultant for Martodam Motors. During this time he has seen many changes in the agriculture industry.

Wayne and his wife Linda live on a farm in the Spiritwood area, where he spends time doing yard care.

Wayne is very active in community events and enjoys quality time camping, fishing and following grandchildren in their many sports and activities.