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LifeQuest director moving on

Daryl Kilstrom, executive director of LifeQuest in Mitchell, is planning to retire in early 2014 and plans have begun to choose his successor. LifeQuest is a private, nonprofit community agency that provides services and supports to people with developmental disabilities. Kilstrom will celebrate 35 years with the organization and a transition team of board members, staff and community members are coordinating the search for a new director.

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“Our hope is to make an offer in January and have someone on board by February,” said Kilstrom. “Depending on who takes the position, I will be moving on in February or March.”

“These next few months will be a time of great anticipation for LifeQuest,” said Lyndon Overweg, LifeQuest board president.

“I’m sure it will be the same for Daryl and his family. We will work hard to choose the best person to represent LifeQuest’s values and mission.”

“In many ways, LifeQuest has become my life,” Kilstrom added. “I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished over the years with, and for, people with disabilities. This effort will need to continue and even increase into the future, and will need to rely on the involvement of the entire community.”

“There are so many people to thank for supporting me and LifeQuest over the past 35 years,” Kilstrom said. “It has been lifechanging. My hope is that all will give equal support to the new director and the future of people with disabilities in the Mitchell area.”

A celebration for Kilstrom will take place in early 2014.

Interested applicants will have until Nov. 22 to submit an online application, along with a letter of interest and resume to Information can be found on LifeQuest’s website at

-Source: LifeQuest