Meet Our Board
I’ve seen the gift of adoption through various aspects of my life, including my family. My two younger brothers were adopted along with several of my cousins. I’m thrilled to be part of The Gathering Well and help equip families with the resources they need for their family to thrive. The gift of adoption is beautiful and being able to walk along that journey with others is something I’m honored to do!
My name is Shannon Behrend, and I live in Sioux Falls SD with my three children. I believe that our greatest human need is to be seen and heard. As a result, I have a heart for foster care and adoption, and the work that so many are doing to help make space for vulnerable people to be seen, heard, and loved. I’ve been deeply impacted by the awareness and application of connected parenting concepts and am a TBRI Practitioner. It’s an incredible honor to walk with families on this beautiful and messy journey.
I am the beloved wife of Eric DeHaan and mother of five precious souls. Our life has been profoundly impacted through our adoptions. Community with others who have created their families in similar ways has been vital to our family health. It is with great joy that I can be a part of bringing others into this community.
I am deeply grateful to be the father of five children (three biological and two adopted), the husband to Cara, and child of Christ. I have experienced firsthand both the joys and trials of adoption. I appreciate being a part of and learning from the broader adoption/foster community. In my spare time, I am a partner with the accounting firm Woltman Group, PC.
My name is Nicole Fluth. I’m a pediatric occupational therapist and owner of Functional Kids Pediatric Therapy in Sioux Falls. Through my work with patients and families, I have developed a fiery passion for helping children who have faced significant childhood trauma. I have found that all too often parents find themselves struggling to understand and respond to their children, which is where I can step in to offer knowledge, compassion, and hope. I am so excited to be a part of The Gathering Well team to provide much needed resources, support, and connection to these families in our community!