Board Bio Details

Did You Know?

  • The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.

  • The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!

  • The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.

  • Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.

  • The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.

  • Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium -  the largest high school gym in Regina.

  • The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.

  • Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations. 

Daryl Nelson

Daryl Nelson, in his first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2014.  Now retired, Daryl formerly held various management positions with Farm Credit Canada, including, most recently, Director of Enterprise Information Management.

Daryl has long known the important work that Luther College does, both at the High School campus, where his sister Sandra Nelson taught from seven-and-a-half years in the 1980’s, and at the University campus, of which his sister Susan Nelson, is an alumna (U’88) as well as his daughter, Amy (U’06).

His Bachelor of Administration Degree, and Chartered Professional Accountant designation prepared him for a career in financial matters, strategic planning, governance, project management, enterprise risk management, and information management. Combining his love of education with his passion for giving back, Daryl utilizes the management knowledge, skills, and experiences he has acquired through his working career “to assist others in advancing their lives through furthering their education.”

In retirement, Daryl continues to keep busy, serving as Secretary to the Board of Governors, Royal Regina Golf Club; Council member of the Central Evangelical Lutheran Church of Regina; Board member of the Saskatchewan Country Music Association; and Trustee, for the Carlson Scholarship Fund.