LuAnn Buechler is a Certified Facilitator of the Passion Test, a S.Y.S.T.E.M that helps individuals to find their way to
living their life's passion. The inspiring message she delivers empowers woman to love themselves for just who they are, believe in themselves, and dream again of what they want to create in their lives. We have the power within, to create
what ever we want in life. LuAnn will share with you how the system works to help you do just that.
Kit Muellner works at HOPE Ranch, where Horses Offer Personal Empowerment. Kit has worked with people who have experienced trauma and/or abuse since 1986. In 1999 she founded HOPE Ranch in order to bring the unique, effective,
and powerful models of Animal Assisted and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Growth and Learning to the Rochester area. She serves as clinical consultant to DFO Crime Victim Services. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and is EAGALA Certified as both Mental Health Specialist and Equine Specialist. In addition to several part time human staff,
HOPE Ranch has 5 horses, 3 cats, 1 Delta Society Advanced Therapy Dog and a 2nd dog in training for Delta Society certification.
Jackie Foley is the Community Education Coordinator at the Women’s Shelter. She also serves as the IPDA Coordinator
for the Intervention Project on Domestic Assault. Jackie is a survivor of domestic violence with an incredible story.
Jackie has educated many children, women, organizations, and businesses about what violence is. She also shares about
what we do to provide safety, security, and healing to those who have been traumatized by domestic violence. She is an amazing force that we are truly fortunate to have at the shelter. Jackie is a tireless advocate for women, children and their journey to peace.
Speaker Cresta Valentine will talk about overcoming adversity and the importance of resiliency through 16 years of
physical, mental, and sexual abuse. Cresta briefly chronicles being raised by an alcoholic single mother, familial neglect
and abuse, and then breaking the cycle in her own adult relationships. She also reflects on how she found peace, determination, and trust in herself and close personal relationships.
Jill Minette-Stacey is a Financial Advisor with Waddell & Reed. As a Financial Advisor, her mission is to truly help people achieve their financial goals and objectives. Jill firmly believes that financial planning can help identify solutions to most financial demands and needs to be part of your personal financial focus. Jill's unique approach centers largely on client education and personal interaction.
Kristen Barry currently works as an Advocate, Volunteer Coordinator and Prevention Specialist with Olmsted County
Victim Services. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in College Administration with a Minor in Counseling. She has worked extensively with trauma survivors for over 13 years as an advocate, short term counselor, support group facilitator and yoga instructor. She also currently recruits, trains and manages approximately 50 volunteers
in sexual assault programming and crisis response.
Nancy Dockter is from Rochester. She is married to Abe and has 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren. She has worked
as an RN at Mayo Clinic in several areas, and worked in psychitatry for 20 years. She is the part-time Director of Women's Ministry at Christ Community Church. Her hobbies include collecting recipes, gardening, reading, and promoting and encouraging spiritual, physical, and emotionally healthy lifestyles.
Maureen Johnson was born and raised in Minnesota. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse from her Grandfather,
Maureen has experienced the healing power of God's grace and is living a restored life. She is happily married to her
husband Jon and together they are raising four daughters.
I was born in Duluth, Minnesota. I started college at University of Minnesota Duluth and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in public relations and a minor in psychology from the University of West Florida in 1994. I earned a master of business administration degree from Winona State University in 2002. I started researching the concept for Rochester Women magazine in the fall of 1999. In January 2000, I started Rochester Women magazine and have been working on it for twelve fun years.
I am an active member in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and a member of TriRochester. I volunteer with the American
Heart Association Go Red For Women, Rochester Area Builders Membership Committee, Rochester Art Center, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Women Entrepreneurs Networking Group, Rochester Area Family Y and SAVE (Partners in Prevention of Sexual Abuse Violence and Exploitation) and now with Sacred Survivor.
I’m proud of my three children. They are well-adjusted and make me laugh. Our Olde English Bulldogge, Roxy, had
two litters of puppies in 2011.
If I knew then what I know now… I would have trusted God more along the way instead of thinking I had control over
my own success and success of Rochester Women magazine.
Cindy Meyerhofer, SPHR, has been a grief group facilitator for 10 years. She lives near Stewartville, MN, and works
full-time at the Mayo Clinic as a Human Resource Professional. She enjoys helping others look and feel better through her home-based businesses: Mary Kay and Shaklee, the US #1 natural health company. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteer work at church and spending time with her family and three grandchildren.
Jessica is a wife and mother of four children ages 8, 6, 3, and 2. She participated in gymnastics for 16 years. Jessica helped with community ed gymnastics for 6 years and coached the Byron Varsity gymnastic team for 1 year. Basic gymnastic skills will be taught in her Xtreme Gymnastic classes. Your children will have a fabulous time this summer in Jessica's classes.