Barry FluthIndependent, Voting Member
Barry graduated with a B.A. from the University of Sioux Falls and has a Master’s degree from St. Cloud State University. After teaching math and coaching football and basketball in Minnesota for 15 years, he entered the business world and opened a retail furniture store. Eighteen years later, after leaving the furniture business and developing and owning commercial real estate, he went on a mission trip with Global Action that set the course of the rest of his life. The Lord directed him and several others to buy a former communist youth camp and donate it to Global Action to become the Ukrainian Hope Center. Since then, he has made 15 trips with Global Action to renovate, develop, and assist the work there with orphans, street kids, and local churches. Barry has served in his local church as Sunday School superintendent, high school and adult teacher, deacon, elder, construction supervisor, and various other posts.