Randall Davidson (Administrative Director) works closely with David Cherwien (Artistic Director) and has responsibility for leading the administrative team, strategic planning, financial management and budgeting, tours, concert production, and board support and development. Mr Davidson is an active composer, music publisher and cellist and is general director of Junior Composers, a two-week residential summer camp for talented young musicians age 14-20 which is housed at the University of Minnesota School of Music. He is co-creator with Garrison Keillor of the "Young Lutherans Guide to the Orchestra" and the recipient of a Gold Lion award at the Cannes Film Festival for his selfless work promoting tennis shoes. But for the most part, it's his job to walk his beagle, Shiloh, and keep his musical wife, Merilee Klemp, and even more musical son, Benjamin Davidson, entertained with jokes and stories about how he spent his day.
Tina Meckel (Development Director) has been with the National Lutheran Choir for four years after working as a development consultant for a number of organizations around the Twin Cities including American Public Media, Minnesota Children's Museum and Children's HeartLink. She previously held leadership roles at the Minnesota Opera and the Children's Theatre Company and Dodge Nature Center. Tina's work centers on resource development for the NLC which includes donor relations, church relations, and grant-writing. Tina is on the board of directors of Nautilus Music-Theater where she works with and advises the Nautilus Fellows. She is a graduate of Carleton College. Her menagerie includes husband, Jeff, daughter, Freya and two dogs, three fish and a snail. Tina rides her bike to work and likes to garden, read and canoe when she's not listening to music.
Gretchen Boulka (Marketing + Communications Director) came to the National Lutheran Choir after being a mostly stay-at-home mom for the past few years. She has worked in both marketing and public relations with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Dale Warland Singers. Prior to that, she was part of the development team and coordinated special events at the Children’s Theatre Company. Gretchen received her master’s degree in Arts Administration from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and has an undergraduate degree in flute performance.