TCM BOARD & STAFF
"Serving as supportive companions to the Triangle residents on their journey
to physical, mental, and spiritual health."
Jim discovered TCM while delivering meals at the beginning of the pandemic. He instantly became attached to board members, staff, and residents and joined the board in June, 2020. In May, 2021, he became Board President and feels privileged to be part of a great group of people. He and his wife met in Wisconsin, married, had two children, then made a career move to New Jersey. Both retired, they are happy to be back in Wisconsin living in the Madison area. They take every chance they get to visit their daughters and three grandchildren out East.
Linda joined the TCM Board in August of 2020 and became treasurer in April of 2021. She leads a group of women who sew menstrual kits for Days for Girls and in her spare time dabbles in glass fusing and other arts. Her greatest joys are her three daughters and six granddaughters.
Peggy has been a TCM board member since retiring from St. Mary's Hospital in 2014 and was involved with TCM in her capacity as coordinator of Parish Nursing for St. Mary's for many years prior.
Her focus at TCM has been in nursing support and nutrition.
Peggy serves on several other local nonprofit boards and continues to facilitate cancer and grief groups in the community. With her husband Jim she enjoys a large yard full of fruits, vegetables and flowers which feed their bees. They have four adult children and eleven grandchildren.
Vicki became involved at the Triangle in 2018 when the Monday Night Meal Program began. She organized and served on a number of volunteer groups providing/serving food for the residents of the Triangle.
Her continued interest in the Triangle’s Mission led to her officially join the TCM Board in 2020 and she was elected as Vice President in 2021.
Vicki has lived in the Madison-area her entire life, now lives in McFarland with her husband, Steve Schoenberger, and has two grown children, Robert and Cassandra who live on the Eastside of Madison.
In 2016 Vicki retired after 45 years of service to the State of Wisconsin which included 40 years at the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. She enjoys volunteering and spending time with family and friends.
Resident Board Member
Katy has been a resident board member for over 3 years. She values the mission of TCM and considers it a privilege to represent the residents who live in the Triangle.
Ex-Officio Board Member
Ginny has been a TCM Board Member since April 1, 2016, including five years as President. She is a retired Registered Nurse Educator. Ginny enjoys working with the Board, engaging with residents and participating in TCM activities. She also likes travel, watercolor painting and gardening.
Judy joined the Triangle Community Ministry Board in April 2021. She has enjoyed getting to know more about the work of TCM and appreciates being able to help move the work forward. She is a retired attorney, having worked for the State of Wisconsin for over 35 years. She enjoys hiking, biking and traveling.
Nurse Carri Smith arrived summer of 2022. She has lived in south-central Wisconsin area her entire life. She is married and has 5 children who are all grown up and on their own. Carri brings 15 years of nursing experience in many areas and she is excited to be part of the Triangle community.
Chaplain Bob enjoys serving the Triangle Community Ministry for the collegial environment created by the Board of Directors and staff; being involved in a fulfilling, stimulating, and challenging ministry; and serving in a diverse, receptive, and needy community. He enjoys running, biking, jumping rope, reading, traveling with his wife, entertaining family and friends, and letter writing.
Outreach Development Coordinator
Peder Johanson joined the TCM family in November, 2022. His most recent experience was working for Wisconsin Council of Churches as Volunteer Coordinator for Afghan refugees. Prior to that, he enjoyed 11 years as pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Brodhead where he and his wife live with their son. He enjoys woodworking including making canoes and has a passion for music having played and taught jazz guitar.
Triangle Community Ministry was founded in 1978 more than two years after Reverend Don Rudrud submitted a proposal for a grant from the American Lutheran Church. The idea for TCM was the result of conversations between Rev Don and Chuck Pfeifer, the long-time Director of Madison-area Urban Ministry (renamed Just Dane.) Rev Don became TCM's first President and was awarded the long-overdue title of President Emeritus at TCM's annual meeting on June 8, 2023. We have included a recent letter from Rev Don below.
Sister Mary Ellen Lewis of Franciscan Sisters of Mary collaborated with long-time Board Member Barbara Komoroske to bring a Faith Community Nurse to TCM in 1998 in partnership with St Mary's Hospital. Barbara wrote the original proposal to place Parish Nurses throughout the community, but it was Sister Mary Ellen who suggested placing the first Faith Community Nurse in the Triangle. She and FSM have remained strong supporters of TCM ever since. Out of gratitude for her important contributions, Sister Mary Ellen was awarded the title Board Member Emerita at TCM's annual meeting on June 8, 2023.
TCM assists Dean Healthcare and Second Harvest with a monthly Food Pantry for residents of the Triangle. Bob Gwynne was responsible for establishing the Triangle Food Pantry during his distinguished tenure as TCM Board President. Bob has remained a valuable advisor in the years since his retirement from the board, and he was awarded the title President Emeritus at TCM's annual meeting on June 8, 2023.