I met Diane about 3 1/2 years ago when I was serving as a foster care provider for women and teens who were pregnant, had children or both. Our hope was to teach them parenting and independent living skills and to see them leave equipped to thrive as a functional family. Over time I realized there was no quick fix for them...and I didn’t have the language for it either. I now understand that they came from generations of abuse and trauma.
When I met Diane and heard her vision for Door of Hope I felt a connection to the work. I’m confident that Door of Hope’s tools and training are setting people free to walk in their God given purposes.
As Mankato’s Director, I envision Door of Hope Mankato as a team of people partnering with other teams to educate and provide the tools needed to help individuals heal from the trauma of abuse. Once healed, people will do the good work they are created for, resulting in healthier families, churches, work places and communities.
My husband Ted and I have seven living children (one is with Jesus) and live in Mankato MN. We are licensed Adult Foster Care providers and are bio parents, step parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, parents-in-law, and have 14 grandchildren. I enjoy talking with people who have a passion for Immanuel (God with us) and who want to partner with Him to see people get healed and set free. Learning about the latest brain research is exciting to me as well. We attend New Creation World Outreach Church in Mankato. I enjoy activities in God’s beautiful creation.