Previous Speakers at the Faith & Hope Community Breakfast

2021 – Larry Luitjens

Larry Luitjens

Winningest Coach in South Dakota High School Basketball History


2020 – Joel C. Rosenberg

Joel C. Rosenberg ( is a New York Times best-selling author of 13 novels and five nonfiction books, with nearly 5 million copies in print.

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2019 – Bob Woodson

Bob Woodson
Founder and President of the Woodson Center,

Social Commentator & Author

2018 – Coach Tom Osborne

Coach Tom Osborne
Head Football Coach of the University of Nebraska football team for 25 years

Elected U.S. Representative
Retired Athletic Director,University of Nebraska
Founder, TeamMates Mentoring Program

2017 – Kelvin Cochran

Chief Kelvin Cochran

Former Fire Chief of Atlanta
Under his leadership, a struggling Atlanta Fire Department became rated in the top 60 among over 40,000 US Fire Departments
Former US Fire Administrator
The top Fire officer in the United States
Former Vice President of the International Association of Fire Chiefs
Former President of the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs

2016 – Jim Ryun

• First high school athlete to run the mile in under 4 minutes
• Set the high school mile record in 1965 – a record that held for 36 years
• Held the World Record in the mile, 1500 meters and 880 yards
• Participated in 3 Olympics and won a Silver Medal in 1968
• US Congressman

2015 – Walt Wilson

Walt Wilson
Founder & Chairman, Global Media Outreach
Former Vice President of Operations, Apple Computer

2014 – Ron Brown

Coach Ron Brown
Assistant Coach Ron Brown
Nebraska Cornhuskers

2013 – General William G. “Jerry” Boykin

General Boykin
Lieutenant General William G. “Jerry” Boykin, U.S. Army (Ret), former Commander of Delta Force and U.S. Army Special Forces

2012 – Charlie Duke

Charlie Duke Charlie Duke
Brigadier General USAF (Ret) & Apollo 16 Crew Member,
the 10th of Only 12 Men to Walk on the Moon

Thursday – April 1, 2021
Speaker – Larry Luitjens
South Dakota’s Winningest Coach
in High School Basketball History

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