Professional Information

Skills & Abilities

  • Consultative sales, major presentations, product education, public speaking, personal and professional coaching.

Professional Experience

Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Enrollment Counselor, 2016 – Present

Associate Enrollment Counselor, 2015 – 2016

  • Utilized consultative sales model in discussions with prospective students.
  • Enrolled and supported new students as they began graduate degrees.
  • Provided coaching and training for new enrollment counselors.

State Farm, Chris Ahles Agency, White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Associate, 2015

  • Analyzed client retirement portfolios and made investment recommendations.
  • Sold life, health, property, casualty, and annuity insurance products based on client needs.

Thrivent Financial, Roseville, Minnesota

Financial Representative, 2014 – 2015

  • Analyzed client retirement portfolios and made investment recommendations.
  • Challenged clients to appropriate personally protective and financially robust growth strategies.

Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville, Minnesota

Director of Adult Ministries, 2012 – 2014

  • Developed and improved upon family and relational ministries with outreach and growth focuses.
  • Envisioned, developed, and supervised execution of annual conferences.
  • Provided pastoral counseling services including premarital education.
  • Supervised multiple ministry teams including home group study leaders and adult education committee.

CIGNA Behavioral Health, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Senior Care Associate, 2012

  • Authorized insurance payments for mental health procedures and treatments.
  • Provided referral options for patients seeking treatment.

Lighthouse Psychological Services, Fridley, Minnesota

Day Treatment Therapist, 2011 – 2012

  • Lead group therapy sessions with developmentally delayed sex offenders on probation or parole.
  • Developed treatment plans and insurance authorization materials to maintain accurate client records.

Nystrom & Associates, New Brighton, Minnesota

Mental Health Practitioner, 2009 – 2011

  • Provided in-home family therapy and support to individuals and families with multiple challenges.
  • Developed treatment plans to address specific points of growth and development for clients.
  • Collaborated with other community health providers and resources.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, Fridley, Minnesota

Pastoral Intern, 2008 – 2009

  • Performed pastoral responsibilities including preaching, teaching, and pastoral care.
  • Supervised social ministry outreach program including budget management and management of volunteers.
  • Developed outreach program and weekly service in local low income housing cooperative.

Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Acquisitions Supervisor, 2001 – 2006

Education and Credentials

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ                               Approved for Ordination, 2013

Prepare-Enrich Premarital Education                                                        Seminar Director, 2013

 

Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, 2011.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies, 2003.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, 1998.

 

Fairview CPE Center, Minneapolis, MN.

Clinical Pastoral Education (1 unit).

 

Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN.

Pastoral Studies, 2006-2009.

 

Asbury College, Wilmore, KY.

General Studies, 1994-1997.

References Available Upon Request