Board Bio Details
Did You Know?
Do you know someone in Kindergarten to Grade 8 that would like to be part of the Luther Family? Encourage them to join the Future Luther Student program!
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Daranne Harris (HS’95)
Rev. Daranne Harris, in her first term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2015. Currently, Rev. Harris is pursuing her PhD 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.