Meet Our Board
I’m an adoption coordinator at Hughes Law Office in Sioux Falls where I have the privilege of assisting adoptive families and expectant mothers through the adoption process! I’ve always been passionate about adoption, and I’ve seen the blessing of adoption not only through my job, but also through 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. My husband and I live in Sioux Falls SD with our three kids. I believe that our greatest human need is to been 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 kids to be seen, heard, and loved. 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 husband, Joe, and I live in Sioux Falls with our two adopted children. We have experienced the disappointment of infertility as well as the blessing of adoption. This group has provided me with a place to be seen and heard in difficult times as well as a place to receive hope and life changing information.
Jenny and I are the parents of four precious kids (three biological and one adopted). These four keep me busy fishing, boating, playing dinosaurs, and buying way too much ice cream. In my day job, I’m blessed to pastor in a local church that I’ve loved and called home for 16 years. I’m passionate about serving on the Gathering Well team for many reasons, but mainly because I’ve needed it! Badly! No joke. Nothing has challenged us more than adoption, and yet, few things have brought more blessing into our lives. We love walking through the good, the bad and the ugly with other families who God has called to this work.
Dave and I are the parents of four children by both birth and adoption (ages 2-14). I’m passionate about authentic community and that’s what I love about this ministry. I am a foodie and coffee enthusiast and love activities of all kinds in the great outdoors. In every story there is something hard, and I’m excited to walk together in this community to a place of healing.