Director of Development
Christine Durand is a lifelong Minnesotan who comes to Mission from variety of posts in nonprofits around the Twin Cities, where she has enjoyed creating a healthy, more engaged community for us all to live, work, and play. She has many passions and has served in leadership positions at the Minnesota Environmental Partnership, Planned Parenthood of MN, SD, ND, and the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, most recently as the Director of Advancement with the Minnesota Museum of American Art. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Drake University and an M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Leadership from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She is devoted to the human-animal bond, and has an appreciation for building relationships with pet owners and their furry family members. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two rescue pups, Ziva and Arya.