Board of Directors


Nathan Bruner


Nathan and his wife, Sara, have three children. The Kearney Area has provided many blessings to their family for which they are indescribably grateful. 

Bryan Kuntz


Bryan Kuntz has worked for Intellicom since 2003 where he is currently the VP of Operations. Bryan and his wife, Candy, live in Kearney and are parents to three wonderful kids.

Jeremy Armagost


Jeremy is a Certified Financial Planner with WealthPlan Partners and is grateful to live in such a wonderful community. Jeremy and his wife, Angela, stay busy attending their two daughters' many activities around Kearney.

Jonathan Nikkila

Jonathan is the Senior Vice-President at 50CAN, a national organization that works to ensure that a high quality public education is available to all children. 

Carol Pelster

Carol is the Branch Manager at NebraskaLand National Bank. When she's not at work, she enjoys being out in the community attending the many activities and events Kearney has to offer.

Jon Brandt

Jon is a lawyer who enjoys volunteering at church and community organizations, spending time with his wife and three children, and podcasting about Kearney.

Brian Bosshamer

Brian has been involved in the community for 23 years, mainly in the UNL Extension. He has a passion for youth and agriculture. He and his wife, Ann Marie, have two daughters and live on a farm by Amherst, caring for their land and cattle and enjoying life with their girls.

Brette Ensz

As the Assistant Director of the First-Year Program at UNK, Brette loves working with college students and helping them transition from high school. She also loves spending time with her husband, two sons, and dog.

Bob Lammers

Bob is retired after a 37-year career with Farm Credit Services of America. His wife, Marilyn, was a family and consumer science teacher for 36 years with the Kearney Public Schools and have been married for 43 years. 

Stan Dart

For more than 50 years, Kearney has been at the center of Stan's family’s life and has given them more than they can ever repay. 

Becky Forbes

Becky has been the owner of Bow & Arrow Boutique in downtown Kearney and North Platte for 5 years. She has been a member of the Kearney community for over 20 years. When she isn't doing the job she loves, her husband, two boys, a rabbit, cats, chickens and cows keep her on her toes.

Leslie Martin

Leslie and her husband John live south of Pleasanton where they farm and ranch. Now that their two daughters are adults, and Leslie no longer works as a Special Education Administrator, she has a lot of time to volunteer with many organizations in the Kearney area.

Heidi Narber-Richter

Heidi has worked as a real estate agent in Kearney and the surrounding area for the past 25 years. She and her husband have three children and when she's not selling real estate, you can find her cheering them on at their many events and activities. 

Matt Wecker

Matthew Wecker is a nurse anesthetist with Sonno Anesthesia, practicing at Kearney Regional Medical Center. He has a wife, Abbie, and two children ages four and one.

David Wiebe

David is a retired orthopedic surgeon, born and raised in India by missionary parents who taught him the joy of serving and giving. Since retirement, David has had more time and resources to serve, give and indulge in his long-time pleasure of watercolor painting.

Mindy Oman

Mindy is a wish granter for Make-A-Wish Nebraska, her favorite movie is Pure Country, and when she grew up she wanted to be the first woman President of the United States. Mindy and her husband share their home with their two beautiful daughters.

Ashley Weets

Ashley is the Director of Student and Enrollment Services at Central Community College and loves being able to be a resource to the students. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, taking part in the events and activities Kearney has to offer.

Linda Younes

Linda and her husband Paul have served in the community for over 40 years.  She loves helping others and has served on many boards and organizations.  Her hobby is purchasing for the Y Boutique in Kearney and she enjoys spending time with her 10 grandchildren.   

Vice Chair


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