Board of Directors


Nancy Abel

Nancy is a Licensed Social Worker, currently working at Allina Health New Ulm Medical Center. Nancy has been working in the human services field for over 25 years. Nancy has been a member of the Horizon Homes board since 2012.


Gayle Bofferding

Information coming soon. 


Beverly Linnes

Beverly has been a Horizon Homes board member since 1989. She has been a nurse since 1968 and has specialized in psychiatric and mental health nursing. She has experience with inpatient behavior health, and outpatient experience at the Psychiatric Clinic and community mental health. Beverly retired as a Registered Nurse at Mayo Clinic Health System on the behavioral health unit. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was a certified as a psychiatric and mental health nurse until her retirement. 


Trish Reedstrom

Trish is a pastor, ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and currently serves at Messiah Lutheran Church in North Mankato.  Prior to that, she worked as a social worker and social work supervisor with a variety of populations, including 19 years at Blue Earth County Human Services and 6 years with the state of MN.


Chris Roe

Board Chair

Chris is an attorney at Blethen, Gage & Krause, PLLP focusing on business, estate planning and real estate matters. Chris serves as a director on a number of local non-profit boards. He has been on the Board of Directors of Horizon Homes, Inc since 2005. In his free time, Chris enjoys golf and spending time with his wife and 3 children. 


Deanna Steffensmeier

Vice Chair

Deann has been with the State of Minnesota for 32 years.  She spent 14 years working with the Department of Human Services and since has moved on to work as a Rehabilitation Counselor, assisting individuals with disabilities in returning to employment in the community for the Department of Employment and the Department of Economic Development.  Deanna also teaches American Sign Language as an adjunct at Minnesota State University, Mankato.