Director & Board MEmbers

Our board is comprised of a talented group of members from our local community. 


Bev Bonte - CCM Director

Bev and family moved to Hutchinson 18 years ago. Bev is a registered nurse and worked 5 years with McLeod County Public Health before working with CCM as a Parish Nurse Coordinator. Bev became the director and Parish Nurse (PN) Coordinator in 2006 after receiving a start up grant for the PN program through SWIF.

“I have been blessed through this ministry and to have witnessed what each client and volunteer brings to CCM”.

Jen Wicklund - Program Director

Hello! My name is Jen Wicklund and I’m very excited to be joining the team at Common Cup Ministry. I grew up in Northern California but have made Hutchinson my home since 1999. My husband, Scott and I have two children - Alice and Brendan. My formal education is in culinary arts, specifically baking and pastry. I worked as a baker in local coffee shops, bakeries and co-owned/operated a custom cake business with a friend. As much as I enjoy baking, the majority of my professional life has been spent as a playground supervisor and Title 1 para at Park Elementary. I first became involved with Common Cup Ministry three years ago as the volunteer coordinator for the Summer Feeding Program. I love getting to work with our incredible team of volunteers as well as staying connected to the kids in our community. Becoming the Program Director for Common Cup is truly a dream come true for me. Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome!

Board Members

Jerry Haag - Chairperson

Jerry Haag - Chairperson Jerry has been on the Common Cup Ministry Board since January of 2006. He has taken a special interest in fund raising, food outreach programs and volunteers where ever he is needed. Jerry is a Member of Peace Lutheran Church.

Gloria Hilgers

Gloria lives with her husband Roger in Glencoe. Together they have 3 children, 1 granddaughter and one great grandson. Gloria had her own business for 28 years. She is active in her church, 1st Lutheran in Glencoe. She is active in several civic groups in Glencoe and is on the Board for McLeod Treatment Program for young children. Gloria is a volunteer with Hospice Care and helped establish the Common Cup Thrift Store. "I love helping others, especially those who are struggling. I have been blessed in so many ways and just want to give back."

Ralph Johnson

Ralph Johnson has been on the CCM board since 2006. He taught 6th grade children in Hutchinson for 32 years, and retired in 2001. Ralph and his wife, Geri, have two married children, 5 adult grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. The Johnsons are members of Faith Lutheran Church.

JoEllen Kimball

JoEllen Kimball is proud to serve on the Common Cup Board. JoEllen is a retired teacher so her passion is children. When families are helped, so are children. Common Cup has and continues to help many families. She and her husband Ken have three children and eleven grandchildren.

Dr. John Bergseng

Celine Swift

Celine and her husband Dave moved to the Glencoe area in 1992. Celine stepped back from her engineering career to be home full-time to raise their three children. She is active in the local Boy Scouts and volunteers for various activities through the schools and at the Common Cup Thrift Shop in Glencoe. Celine and Dave are members of St. John's Church near Biscay.
"CCM provides a practical way for us to put our biblical knowledge into practice, to be the hands and feet of Christ our Lord."

Jessica Stritesky

Our Bookkeeper - Diane Pedersen