Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
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.
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.
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.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
Daranne Harris (HS’95)
Rev. Daranne Harris, in her first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2015. Rev. Harris serves as Vice President and Chief Mission Officer for the Bethany Care Society, one of Alberta’s leading faith-based providers of long term care and housing for seniors. As the leader of the Pastoral Care Department, Daranne ensures that the spiritual needs of residents and their families are addressed, promoting excellence in pastoral care and end-of-life care through research-based practice.
Daranne is an alumna of Luther College High School (HS’95). She gives back to Luther as “an expression of gratitude for the quality of education and relationships” it provided her and she enjoys “the continued community shared by alumni, faculty, and others committed to the school.” Through her investment of time and financial support for the school, she hopes “current and future students will also be blessed by the experience of being a Luther student and alumni.”
Daranne is ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and brings a theological voice and background in communications to the governance conversation. When she is not serving as a board member at Luther, she is active in parish life and the volunteer opportunities of parenting. She also serves on the leadership team for Calgary’s Metro Alliance for the Common Good, an organization that brings together faith communities, labour unions, social enterprise and community groups to address systems, policies and underlying causes of poverty and injustice.