Where are you from originally?
Portland, Oregon! 😊 But spent just as long living in the Twin Cities before moving to the F-M area.
What do you love about working at CAS so far?
The people. And I don’t just mean other staff but also the volunteers and clients – everyone is just so positive and kind. It has been such a blessing to me personally to be allowed to work in such a wonderful work environment.
What drew you to the field of adoption?
To be honest, when I began working at CAS it really was just meant to be a temporary situation – filling a need for a fellow ministry that also filled a need for our family. I hadn’t given a lot of thought to the topic of adoption beyond knowing that as a believer we are adopted as sons and daughters of God, and here on earth, adoption is a blessing to families and children. It didn’t take long for me to see how much of what is done here at CAS is really ministry. Yes, we provide a service, but it is so much bigger than that – and to be able to play a small role in sharing the love of God through assisting with the adoption process has been a blessing to me.
What do you like to do when you aren't working?
My husband and three kids keep me pretty busy with various activities, but when I get a chance for “me” time, I enjoy reading, singing, playing board/card games, and spending time with my sister-friends.
Can you share a favorite quote/verse or something that inspires you?
Phil. 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” This a favorite reminder to me and an often prayed verse for others as they go through various struggles.
I am from Fergus Falls, MN and am currently going to school at MSUM. I will graduate with a social work degree this winter and hope to find a job soon after. I am most interested in working with youth in some capacity. My heart has been drawn to adoption for as long as I can remember, and so the opportunity to learn more about it and spend time working at a faith-based adoption agency is really exciting to me!
When I’m not working, I like to water ski and be at the lake during the warmer months, spend time with good friends, and read a good book. A favorite Bible verse of mine is Psalm 73:28. “But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all Your deeds.”
We are thrilled to have Caitlyn with us this fall and applications are being accepted for winter/spring!
Working with expectant parents who want to make a life-affirming decision. Preparing couples to grow their family through domestic infant adoption.