Board Bio Details

Daranne Harris (HS’95)

Rev. Daranne Harris has served on the Board of Regents since 2015. Currently, Rev. Harris is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Calgary. Her research explores how awe and wonder in healthcare providers relates to compassionate interactions with those they care for; it brings together her interests in spiritual wellbeing and aging well.

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 the Calgary 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.