Ten Minnesota Men Named Father of the Year Finalists


Ten Minnesota Men Named Father of the Year Finalists

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 5, 2015) – Ten men from Minnesota have been named finalists for the National Center for Fathering’s (NCF) 2015 Father of the Year.

Jeff Warner (Hastings), Stephen Landry (Andover), Jared Rasmussen (Winona), Ryan Eikenbary-Barber (Minneapolis), Bernard Lansequot (White Bear Lake), Abdulai Iddrisu (Dundas), Myron Ralph Johnson (Minneapolis), Steve Ogren (Brainerd) and Jeff Holien (Peterson) have been chosen to represent Minnesota and their families in NCF’s 2015 Minnesota Father of the Year celebration on Saturday, June 20th from 10 a.m. to noon at Illusion Theater in Minneapolis, Mn.

The men were nominated by their children through NCF’s annual “What My Father Means to Me” essay contest this past February. Chosen from over 3,000 entries, each of the finalists completed questionnaires about their fathering and were interviewed by a NCF team member as part of the selection process.

The finalists will be presented at the Celebration in Illusion Theater, surrounded by child essayists, school teachers, other finalists and their families. The 2015 Father of the Year will be announced during the pregame ceremony on the field before the Twins game later that night.

At the Celebration, grade winners (1st-12th) will read their essays, a touching tribute to the importance of fathers and father figures.

NCF thanks the Twins and Target for being “Grand Slam” sponsors for 2015.

NCF invites the media to attend, covering the Celebration and speaking with the student essayists and their fathers/father figures. If interested, please contact Chelsea Mudd at cmudd@fatherscom or by phone at 913-378-1047.

About the National Center for Fathering

The National Center for Fathering (www.fathers.com) is a national nonprofit organization that offers innovative tools and resources that inspire and equip fathers to be more involved with their children in order to give each child a better future and to create a positive fathering legacy. NCF distinguishes itself by being the only organization that offers a simple framework for fathering including unique male-engagement programs, training, curricula and a resource-rich website.  NCF also has widely-implemented programming such as WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a one-of-a-kind school based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.


Chelsea Mudd

1-800-593-DADS (3237)


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