LSF Leadership

Our Founder

Bill van Druten is a retired psychiatrist.  He founded Lake Superior Freethinkers in 1997 in response to an attempt by the Roman Catholic Church to take over a second Duluth hospital.  The church intended to put religious-based restrictions on medical care at all their hospitals, even for persons of other religions or no religion.


President

Jan Resberg is a former monk. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, te quo bonorum percipitur, per tota legendos intellegat ad. Est principes philosophia in, sed an purto vide impetus, affert exerci ut ius. Sea quas accusam detracto ne, ne elit albucius atomorum est. Eu docendi accommodare est. Laudem deseruisse in nam, et est nominati intellegam. Nihil mentitum an vel. Honestatis theophrastus id quo.


Vice-President

Linda Crumpton moved to Duluth after retiring from her work with the Cloquet Public Library and the Carlton and Cloquet School Districts.  She currently spends her time exploring local trails and playing Celtic music with the group Rigadoo in local pubs.  She is a longtime skeptic, and is particularly interested in supporting the constitutional principle of church/state separation.


Treasurer

Charles Gessert, MD, MPH was a Senior Research Scientist in the Essentia Institute of Rural Health until retiring in 2013.  He investigated end-of-life decision-making, the use of feeding tubes in advanced dementia, and understanding the normal lifespan.  He is currently active in teaching, local community action, and advocacy for health care reform.


Secretary

Jim Lyttle is an ex-pat who traveled across Canada playing music, designed theatrical lighting in Toronto, returned to school to earn a doctorate, and taught at American universities until retiring in 2016.  He now divides his time between raising a young daughter and working with nonprofit organizations that encourage intellectual curiosity.


Social Director

Sue Anderson is long time Duluth resident. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, te quo bonorum percipitur, per tota legendos intellegat ad. Est principes philosophia in, sed an purto vide impetus, affert exerci ut ius. Sea quas accusam detracto ne, ne elit albucius atomorum est. Eu docendi accommodare est.


Newsletter Editor

George Erickson is a retired dentist, past president of the MN Humanists, and the best-selling author of five books including Unintended Consequences: The Lie That Killed Millions And Accelerated Climate Change, which is available FREE by downloading it from HERE or from HERE or by sending an e-mail message to Dr. Erickson.