Administrative Director

Bev Eloge

First off, how great it is that you are looking to see who’s behind the curtain for OVCC!  I’m one of those folks that you won’t see a lot of, but I’m hoping we have some contact. I’ve pictured you in my mind for months now and I’d love to see if I was anywhere close ?

I am a nerd.  I’ve always had an affinity for making data make sense.  That led me to my last 20 years of employment as a Data Specialist for a large employer in Sioux Falls.  I’m retired now, but still drawn to numbers and spreadsheets. Of course, my husband is completely the opposite!

I came to Sioux Falls 45 years ago.  I’m originally from Niobrara, Nebraska and still visit there on occasion.  My husband and I have been married for 36 years and have two adult children, one daughter-in-law, and two adorable granddaughters.  I love to read mystery novels and search for those stories that aren’t easy to figure out. My goals in life have never been very clear so I can’t tell you some wonderful story of how my dreams finally came true in some dramatic fashion.  I would tell you that I’m living my best life and hope you are as well. This is going to be a great journey and I can’t wait to see you on the road.

Working to create One Voice Community Choir was not something I was looking to do.  I had approached my pastor about where I could serve most effectively in our church and we agreed to pray about it.  About a month later, we sat down to have lunch and talk about where I might serve. He shared two opportunities with me.  The community choir idea brought tears to my eyes and a loud thumping in my heart. Can we really draw the community in together for music and fellowship?  Can we really reach a wide variety of folks from all walks of life? I pictured this large group of people with different backgrounds, different economic situations, different races—well, different in everything!  I thought of the beauty that God creates in each one of us and how our differences make us better. How could I not want to be part of something like that? I had to be part of it, and I’m so glad I am. This is my One Voice.  This is my community. Let’s build something good together!