Julie enjoyed growing up on a farm in southwest Minnesota. She spent her corporate career in Information Technology in Owatonna. It was during this time that Julie made a decision to become a committed follower of Jesus Christ and soon felt God calling her to a new chapter in life. This journey brought her to China on a short term mission, Bethel Seminary and currently to Wooddale Church as our Volunteer Development Pastor. While at Wooddale she has been involved in Worldwide missions, developing ministry leadership skills in students and encouraging people to serve through their God-given gifts and strengths.
Julie enjoys outdoor adventures (especially hiking, biking, cross country skiing), experiencing other cultures, and showering love on her nephew and niece. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from SDSU and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary.