Waldorf College welcomes Peter Bolstorff to campus Oct. 9

Waldorf College
9/26/2013
 
The Waldorf Speaker Series welcomes Peter Bolstorff to campus on Wednesday, October 9, for a special presentation about his work as executive director of Mobile Action Ministries, a non-profit that serves hot meals to the homeless and hungry from a food truck in the Twin Cities. 

Since 2004, Mobile Action Ministries has been traveling to pre-planned service locations in the metro area each Saturday to distribute nutritionally balanced meals to those in need. Six to eight volunteers help prepare and serve the meals, as well as clean the mobile kitchen at the end of the day.

“Peter’s work with Mobile Action Ministries is a great example of service to community, which Waldorf College tries to instill in its students,” said Dr. Scott Searcy, Dean of the College.

Bolstorff’s presentation “One Journey, Two Roads” ties in with the book Waldorf students have been reading in their first-year seminar class: “Start Something that Matters” by Blake Mycoskie. The book encourages readers to impact the world in a positive way and emphasizes the entrepreneurial spirit, two qualities Peter demonstrates.

He is also the CEO and president of SCE Limited, a firm that assists companies in improving supply chain performance, and co-author of the industry guidebook “Supply Chain Excellence.”

Many people in the Forest City community will recognize the Bolstorff name. Peter’s father David was the long-time football coach and chaplain at Waldorf, and the college’s football field is named after him. His mother, Donna Strahl-Bolstorff, was also an associate professor in the education department for many years.

The talk starts at 7:30 p.m. in Waldorf’s Atrium, and the public is welcome to attend this free event. Peter will be accepting donations of hats, gloves, socks, umbrellas, or blankets on behalf of Mobile Action Ministries at the event. Additionally, Bolstorff and the food truck will be available in the Atrium parking lot from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for those interested in learning more about the mobile kitchen or volunteering with the non-profit.

For a full listing of upcoming Waldorf events, see the campus calendar.