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 then to Wooddale Church. While at Wooddale Julie has been involved in numerous ministries. She is currently serving on the Loring Park campus as well as leading Celebrate Recovery at both the Loring Park and Eden Prairie locations.
Julie enjoys outdoor adventures (especially hiking, biking and cross country skiing), experiencing other cultures, and showering love on her niece and nephew. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from South Dakota State University and a master’s of arts in theological studies from Bethel Seminary.