Kaleigh Van Middendorp - Executive Director
“Kaleigh Van Middendorp holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Northwestern College. After graduating, she served as a Helpline Advocate for the Iowa Victim Service Call Center, assisting those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or other violent crimes. During this time, Kaleigh began her training as a FertilityCare Practitioner of the Creighton Model of FertilityCare. In addition, she also pursued training as a Labor Doula. Kaleigh was involved with Guiding Star Siouxland as a volunteer and member of the Board of Directors before accepting the position of Client Resource Coordinator in May, 2019. She served in that roll until she was promoted to the position of Executive Director in June of 2020. Kaleigh lives in Hull, Iowa with her husband, Brett, and daughters, Cambrea and Leora. She is passionate about helping women and families. One of her greatest passions is empowering and educating women so that they are equipped to make informed health care decisions that embrace their natural functions of womanhood.
Cassie Hines - Client Service Coordinator
Cassie Hines graduated from the University of South Dakota with a double major in Elementary and Special Education. She was a special education teacher in Nebraska and Iowa for five years before deciding to move back with her husband and kids to her home town of LeMars, Iowa.
Upon moving back to LeMars in 2018, Cassie became a stay-at-home mom while also running an in-home daycare. In addition to her job as a childcare provider and mother, Cassie has stayed busy with her volunteer positions as a Court Appointed Special Advocate(CASA) and active member of the Plymouth County Right to Life group.
While becoming the mother to her 4th child this June, Cassie had decided a change of pace was need and she accepted the position here at Guiding Star Siouxland as Client Service Coordinator in September.
Olivia Rozeveld - Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Olivia and her husband, Cody have been married since 2016. They lived in Rochester Minnesota for 5 years where Olivia worked in restaurants and customer service positions. They moved to Orange City with their son in 2022 where Cody began teaching at Northwestern College; Olivia has been blessed to be a stay-at-home parent for the last 2 years.
After giving birth to their son in early 2021, Olivia had a difficult postpartum experience which sparked in her a desire to help others on their journey to motherhood. She became connected with Guiding Star while looking for information on doulas in the area and appreciated their values, and offerings to families.
While still pursuing education in postpartum support, she now serves as the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator.
Jessica Vande Weerd - Business Administrator
“I was born and raised on an acreage by Carnes. I graduated from MOC-Floyd Valley High School. After graduating, I attended Northwest Iowa Community College for a year to get a small business degree. I ran a doggie salon for a few years until I married Trevor Vande Weerd. We have two kids; Jack (2) and Georgie (1). I now run my own daycare in my house. In my spare time, we love to camp, boat, and be around family and friends.”
Makayla De Jong - Nurse Manager
Makayla graduated from Northwestern College with her Bachelors in nursing. She lived in Costa Rica for a few years where she learned Spanish, was able to help run many medical mission trips and met her husband! She now lives in Boyden, Iowa with her husband Sebastian and their son Giovanni. She has a passion for women’s healthcare and serving underserved populations. She came to Guiding Star as a volunteer while doing her BSN and thought it would be a great opportunity to serve the community as the nurse manager.
Valerie Schilling - Office Manager
Valerie is a Northwest Iowa Community College graduate, having her Medical Billing & Coding degree and her Clerical Accounting degree. She has been married to her husband James since 2008. They have two sons, Titus (2010) and Romen (2014). Their family resides in Rock Rapids, IA and has been there since 2017. They have a dog, Zola, and a cat, Maylee. Valerie and her family also foster cats/kittens for All Cats Rescue out of Sioux Falls, SD. Valerie likes to spend time with her immediate and extended family and friends, reading, watching movies, traveling, camping, and trying new things. She is involved with the VFW and is a part of the women’s Auxiliary in Rock Rapids. James is in the Army National Guard and was recently deployed to Europe. Her kids love hanging out with friends and playing Xbox.
Board of Directors:
Rachel Boothby - Board Chair
Rachel’s introduction to Guiding Star Siouxland came when she and her husband Mike attended a Spinning Babies childbirth class in the spring of 2018. Rachel became interested in the mission of Guiding Star and she was inspired by all the work that Guiding Star does for the women, children, and families of Northwest Iowa. Rachel has always been passionate about supporting women and babies, and she is so excited to begin serving as the Secretary of the Board of Directors.
Rachel and her husband Mike were married in June 2007. They have lived in Northwest Iowa since February 2016, when Mike became the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ireton. They have been blessed with four amazing children. Rachel has the added joy of homeschooling her oldest two kids. The family loves spending time together by exploring parks and watching movies.
Erin Handeland - Vice Chair
Erin Handeland and her husband, Shawn, began their involvement with Guiding Star in January 2019 when seeking out more information on NaPro Technology following multiple pregnancy losses. They learned Creighton Model Charting and were referred to the Saint Paul VI Institute for treatment and, as a result, were blessed with their second son in November 2020.
Today they live in Emmetsburg, Iowa and are raising two boys, Ben and Anders. Erin works as an occupational therapist and Shawn is a chiropractor. Through her spiritual, personal and professional lens, Erin values the holistic, life-affirming message and services Guiding Star offers to Orange City.
Heidi Van Peursem - Member at Large
When my husband and I first began trying to conceive I was familiar enough with Guiding Star Siouxland to know I wanted to pursue their services. The Intro to Creighton Model course was just my gateway to falling in love with Guiding Star. I attended community discussions they hosted, volunteered as their Gala Coordinator, found support through miscarriage and gained valuable knowledge from their prenatal classes. As my involvement with GS Siouxland has increased, so has my passion for their mission to empower and educate women about the beautiful and natural way our bodies were created to function.
I married my high school sweetheart in 2012. My husband and I both grew up in Sioux County and we now live near Orange City. I work for a local bank, and my husband is a mechanic and also farms with his family. Our absolute favorite thing to do is to love on our sweet rainbow baby, Jackson, who was born in July of 2020.
Tara De Nooy - Member at Large
Tara De Nooy has been a part of Guiding Star Siouxland since before it was even Guiding Star Siouxland. She and her husband Loren were some of the first Creighton Model Fertility Care clients at Orange City Fertility Care Center, after the birth of their first child in 2013. They then utilized the services offered to help them during their time of infertility and post-partum struggles. It was shortly after the birth of their second child that Guiding Star Orange City began (later to be changed to Guiding Star Siouxland). Because of the support they received from the early days of Orange City Fertility Care Center and Guiding Star Siouxland they now have four beautiful children! It has been a joy to see Guiding Star Siouxland become what it is today!
The De Nooys live in Sioux Center, Iowa where Loren works for a local construction company and Tara has been blessed to stay at home for the last six years, and enjoys homeschooling their children. As a family they enjoy being outside, playing games, and spending time together. Tara is excited to serve on the board of Guiding Star Siouxland as it has been a big part of her and her family’s life!
Chelsey Feauto - Secretary
After a pretty traumatic experience with our first birth, my husband and I were looking for another level of support and found Guiding Star and their amazing services! We were immediately impressed with their level of care and love for God and His people. We have now used our doula twice and achieved a redemptive childbirth experience! The resources I found through Guiding Star opened a passion for supporting women in trusting and loving their natural, God given functions and roles in life, marriage, and parenting. I am honored to have the opportunity to share some of that passion and grow by serving on the board.
My husband, Mark, and I were married in September 2011 and have three beautiful children in our arms and one we will meet in Heaven someday. We live in Spencer where Mark is an associate pastor at our church and I have the opportunity to stay at home with our children.
Megan Anderson - Treasurer
Megan Anderson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Evangel University in Springfield, MO. Prior to moving to the area, she lived over 15 years in the Kansas City area. The first 5 years in Kansas City were serving with her husband as co-directors of a local Teen Challenge facility. Megan, and her husband Doug, adopted and raised three daughters. Now they are able to enjoy a new role as grandparents. After leaving Teen Challenge, she spent more than 10 years working for the IRS before relocating to the Siouxland area. Since moving here, Megan has spent the past 3 years working at EZ-Liner as their production scheduler. Megan and Doug have enjoyed getting to know the area and becoming active in the community. They have lived in Hull, Iowa since the end of 2022, moving there after living in Orange City for over 3 years.
Lynn Wielenga - Director of Spiritual Health
Lynn Wielenga is a retired educator and farm partner. She and her husband, Darrel, are blessed with 5 sons, 3 daughters-in-love, and 13 grandchildren (with 3 more expected!). Lynn has always had a passion to promote a culture of life. She enjoys volunteer work with Guiding Star Siouxland and feels grateful to serve on the Board. She hopes to biblically encourage other board members as we work to provide wholistic education and healthcare services for girls, women, and families in our region.