Larry & Lisa Jamieson are the co-founders of Walk Right In Ministries which officially launched in 2008 with the release of their book, Finding Glory in the Thorns. God has been using healing in their marriage and their experiences parenting a child with severe disabilities to fuel their passions and allow them to help other families facing the bumpy journey heavenward. Larry serves as the Minnesota Area Director for Christian Leadership Concepts (CLC), equipping men to be leaders who make an impact for God in their homes, churches, workplaces and communities. Lisa serves as the Executive Director for Walk Right In Ministries and also works as a freelance writer. She works from home where she is first and foremost a wife and mom. The Jamiesons have been married for over 27 years and have three daughters. Their youngest, Carly (17), lives at home with Angelman Syndrome.

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Bud & Janet McDougall retired in northern Minnesota after raising their family in New York, Ohio, Minnesota, North Dakota and then Ontario, Canada. Actively involved in leadership at the Log Church in Crosslake, Minnesota throughout most of the year, they then enjoy the winter worship and teaching at Sonoma Springs Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Bud chaired a team to develop and administer a “Servant Leadership Academy” while Janet remains very busy in community service including making meals for homeless families and volunteering at a camp for children with chronic health conditions. As grandparents of a child with severe disabilities, the McDougalls are passionate about helping children achieve their potential while encouraging and equipping families to thrive within a Christ-centered community. Married for over 50 years, they have two married daughters and five grandchildren.

Tim & Judy Markson are members of Plymouth Covenant Church where Tim has served two full terms as a church elder (Shepherd Team), currently serves on the Mission Commission and where they both also lead a weekly small group in their home. Tim has been involved in missions for many years including several trips with their boys and other adult groups. Eventually, both Tim and Judy got involved with missions to Belize and have served there together numerous times. It was on one of these trips to Belize where they met Lisa and became friends. Now they enjoy supporting Lisa and Larry in ministry. Tim is a pharmacist and Judy works at a senior adult foster care home. They have been married over 40 years, have 2 married sons and enjoy being grandparents to Gus, Linnea, June and Freyja.

Adelyn Conrath began serving as an intern for Walk Right In Ministries in January 2015 then joined our Board a year later. Her experience with disability in her own family fostered her desire to work professionally with individuals and families experiencing disability. She is a graduate of Bethel University, a current personal care attendant for a local family, and will be completing her degree in Occupational Therapy in the coming months from the University of Minnesota. She has served on multiple mission trips both domestically and internationally. Most recently, Adelyn interned with Joni and Friends at the Kampala School for the Physically Handicapped in Kampala, Uganda. Her passion lies in enabling participation in valued occupations for individuals and families regardless of disease or impairment, based on the God-given value of all people. She resides in the Northern Twin Cities and attends Mill City Church in Northeast Minneapolis.

Mike & Tina Schutz joined the WRIM Board in late 2015 after serving with the ministry in prayer and event hospitality for many years. They have also walked closely with the Jamiesons in prayer and practical support since Carly was born with Angelman Syndrome. Mike and Tina are long time members of Vision of Glory Lutheran Church in Plymouth where they have been involved with a variety of ministries. Mike has served on the church council. Tina, with Mike's help, has led Wednesday night meal teams. Together they have been active with several small groups and numerous youth events. Their hearts were forever changed in 2008 when they took a YWAM (Youth With a Mission) mission trip to Mexico with their daughters and 3 other families. Mike owns a handyman business in the Twin Cities. Tina has been working as a funeral director for almost 28 years. They have been married since 1989 and have two adult daughters.

Adam & Ann Marie Grocholski are members of Plymouth Covenant Church. Married for 17 years, they have enjoyed serving families and children in need in both their personal and professional lives. Currently, they feel incredibly blessed to serve at a local assisted living home and homeless shelters for youth and families with their three daughters: Maya 14, Sophia 11, and Ellie 6. Adam is a Technical Architect and Manager for Microsoft and directs a national team of business developers. In addition to serving on various church councils, Adam has used his technical skills to support the development of a network for agencies serving homeless youth and a text-for-help program. Ann Marie’s professional background is in non-profit management and public policy. She began her career developing programs for disadvantaged ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe and was then an executive director of an organization serving immigrant children in low-income housing in Princeton, NJ. After having her beautiful daughters, she began consulting for various non-profit organizations serving at-risk youth in the Twin Cities such as Bolder Options and The Bridge for Runaway and Homeless Youth. She now leads AMGPhotography ( which seeks to provide beautiful photography sessions to families with loved ones with special needs or facing chronic illness.

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