Our Team

Staff:

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.

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 - Treasurer

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.

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.

Member at Large - (Vacant)

Pearl Gibbons - Volunteer Counselor

Pearl holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Counseling. After a lifetime of teaching and counseling, she is currently retired and offering her services to Guiding Star clients. Her desire is to help educate, encourage, counsel, and pray for women and families as they navigate their health care decisions. Pearl joined the Guiding Star team in May of 2022.

Amanda Van Der Brink - Marketing & Media Volunteer

I graduated from Dordt University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Criminal Justice. After I graduated, I worked for CAASA (Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault) as the local Sexual Assault Advocate. Shortly after I started, I began to take on our marketing and website management. I soon fell in love with marketing! I currently volunteer for many non-profit organizations to assist them with their marketing needs. Coming from a non-profit background, I am excited to assist Guiding Star as the Marketing and Media Volunteer!

My husband and I were married in 2015 and we live in Sioux Center. My husband, Caleb, works at Walmart (where we met!) as a Team Lead and I currently work for Premier Communications as a Customer Service Representative. We also have a super cute and spoiled dog named Holly. 

For more information about joining the board, contact chair@guidingstarsiouxland.org.

Advisory Board

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