Blossoming as a tribute to the vibrant, caring legacy of our late Bethesda board member, Dena Eichelberger.
“Dena Day” is designed to empower joyful learning through a day of continuing education for local healthcare professionals.
The day will be filled with speakers and entertainment for our team members, as was Dena’s wish to enhance the lives of those that live Bethesda’s mission of “Serving others together in faith, community, and life.”
Dena Day of Education 2023
Dena Day of Education 2023
Before arriving at Taatjes Financial Group, Jerrid was a TV meteorologist. He started his TV career in 2002 at the NBC affiliate in Sioux Falls, SD. Over the next 12 years, he eventually landed at KARE11 in the Twin Cities. In 2014, after much contemplation and prayer, Jerrid left his TV career. It was a move that came as a surprise to many people, including some of his family. But, it was apparent to Jerrid that he was being called in an entirely different direction.
With a tentative plan to head back to where it all started in Sioux Falls, Jerrid instead found himself unemployed with few job prospects out west. At the time, his soon-to-be future boss, Ben Taatjes was searching for the right person to help market his business, motivate people with their lives and finances, and inspire people to live for “True Wealth”. Following a hunch after hearing Jerrid speak at a Willmar fundraiser the year prior, Ben decided to give him a call.
As they say, the rest is history. Jerrid started at Taatjes Financial Group in November of 2014 running the marketing efforts for the company. However, his position and duties has continued to grow steadily over the years. Most recently, he was promoted to Director of Business Development in November of 2020.
Jerrid continues to utilize his broadcasting background at Taatjes Financial Group through public speaking, radio and podcasting. He has keynoted over 150 events to audiences ranging from teachers to farmers to corporate executives. Sebesta hosts a weekly radio show called True Wealth Radio on KWLM which can be heard every Tuesday afternoon. Jerrid has also hosted a number of podcasts, most recently, Retire Repurposed alongside Ben Taatjes.
Sebesta believes in the importance of being debt-free and living within your means. Since arriving at Taatjes Financial Group in 2014, Jerrid has inspired thousands of people to begin their own debt-free journey through financial coaching and hosting JUMP-START | IGNITE YOUR DEBT-FREE JOURNEY events.
Jerrid and his wife, Emily, live in the Willmar area with their three kids, Beckham, Raiya and Everleigh.
Lores Consulting, LLC has been a leading provider of consulting, training, and mentoring for hospice, assisted living, home care and related health care providers for the past 17 years. “Lores has the heart of a teacher, and her passion is to support others in the hospice, palliative, and the home care industry.”
Lores Consulting, LLC provides providers with education training and mentoring as well as mock surveys, agency analysis and audits. Drawing on her 45 years of nursing experience, Lores seeks to empower all her client providers to utilize their skills and expertise to reach their greatest potential. Her extensive nursing background includes clinical practice in cardiac and intensive care, outpatient clinic services, as well as serving as a home care and hospice administrator/director for 19 years in greater Minnesota.
In addition to being a certified hospice and palliative care nurse, Lores is also a trainer for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) curriculum that encompasses palliative and hospice care. She was named the “2010 Geriatric ELNEC Educator of the Year” by ELNEC.
Speaking topics include end-of-life care, grief and loss, compassion fatigue, professional boundaries, pain and symptom management, and many health and employee related topics. Lores also offers national, international consulting and mentoring services – encompassing education, training and compliance evaluations – to hospice and home care agencies, assisted living providers, and long-term care facilities.
As Principal of Lores Consulting, LLC, Lores sees her company’s mission to coach and encourage care providers to work to the ‘top of their license’ to ensure excellence in their delivery of care.
Currently, Lores serves as a board member of three non-profit health care organizations, and is a national speaker for PESI Healthcare and ELNEC. Lores is a graduate of Bethel University in St Paul, MN and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, as well as a master’s degree in nursing education.
Fay is practical, down to earth, patient, empathetic, compassionate, and easy to relate to!
She has lived on a farm in Southwest Minnesota for 36 years, been married for 39 years, and is the mother of four boys and a grandmother to four boys and two girls.
Through her professional experience as a counselor, along with her personal experiences of obstacles in her own life, Fay has valuable knowledge, information, tools and insights to share. Fay received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from South Dakota State University and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as an NCC (National Certified Counselor).
Fay has worked as a counselor and in the field of helping others for over twenty years. Her experience includes both group and individual counseling in the areas of confidence, communication, relationships, emotion regulation, depression, and anxiety.
Fay’s counseling expertise has been focused on the areas of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and mindfulness. As a professional speaker, she has presented at conferences, workshops, schools, churches, women’s groups, community organizations, and corporations.
We live in a world filled with uncertainties. The complexities, demands, difficulties, and choices you face can take a toll on your emotional and physical well-being, but more importantly, your relationships and your overall happiness. You can maximize your peace, happiness, and possibilities even when times are tough. Your mind has INCREDIBLE powers and capabilities.
Fay will help you implement Simple and POWERFUL techniques that you can use on a daily basis to transform strong emotions into inner calmness. Fay knows these strategies WORK because she has used them in her own life in addition to helping hundreds of others to use them in their life. When you implement these strategies, You can then respond rather than react to the people and challenges you are facing because your emotions aren’t taking over, and you’re not feeling out of control. You’ll get back into the driver’s seat of your life.
Bethesda’s own OT Rodriguez and Gabe Nelson with close out the day with Music and Magic!