Dayna has led Rice County Habitat for Humanity as its Executive Director since November 2007. Dayna comes to Rice County Habitat with 15 years experience in church youth ministry. She has a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Dayna has led over a dozen trips around the country to different Habitat affiliates that include youth and intergenerational groups. Dayna served in Lutheran Volunteer Corps in Washington D.C. and has served as Youth Director in Lutheran Congregations in Duluth, MN, Bellingham, WA, and Northfield, MN. Dayna came to Northfield in 2004 and has been active with the North Rice Thrivent Chapter, Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), Northfield Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA), Rice County Homeless Prevention Team and Highview Christiania Lutheran Church. Dayna participated in the Blandin Community Leadership Program in 2011. In September 2013, Dayna was recognized by NAHRO (National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials) for outstanding leadership and service as a Commissioner of the Northfield HRA.
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Cheri Johnson, Community Engagement Coordinator
Cheri joined Habitat in April of 2017. Cheri has lived in Faribault for over 30 years, worked as a closer for Edina Realty and is very involved in the Elks Club in Faribault. Cheri will be working with our Family Services Committee to recruit families and work through the application process. She’ll also be working with our volunteers and organizing our events.
Larry 2, as we like to call him, has volunteered with Habitat since 2012 and became our Site Supervisor in 2015. Thanks Larry for keeping our “Go To Crew” in line and for building beautiful homes!
Erich Wegner, Site Supervisor
Erich has volunteered with Habitat since 2014 and became our Site Supervisor in 2016. Thanks Erich for keeping our builds in Faribault running smoothly and for building great homes!
Audrey joined Rice County Habitat in March 2012 as our bookkeeper. She comes to us with solid experience working with finances in other companies.