Walk Right In Ministries equips special-needs families and caregivers of all generations to connect with others and grow in faith along the way.

Our Mission

Building faith and community with special-needs families.

Our Vision

Special-needs families experiencing fulfilling life together, engaging in their communities, growing in faith and sharing their stories for the glory of God.

Our Values

Sanctity of Life

We celebrate that God’s good design is reflected in every person and circumstance.

God’s Sovereignty in Suffering

We bear witness that suffering and weakness don’t negate the value of life because God’s is not limited by anything.

Authority of Scripture

We are guided and shaped by the authority and truth of the Bible.

Reconciliation

We understand that God desires to restore us to right relationship with Him and to healthy relationships with others.

Transformative Belonging

We affirm that God transforms people and churches when we engage with each other through the adverse circumstances of our lives.

Accessibility of the Gospel

We foster communities where the compassion and truth of Jesus is easily accessible to all who seek it.

Family-Based Ministry

We champion faith in Jesus that is initiated and fostered within the family.

Christ-Centered Ministry

We focus on pointing each other to Christ, not programs.

Collaboration

We collaborate with faith-based partners to help families grow in faith and thrive in their relationships.

Encouragement in Community

We build each other up through life’s difficulties and encourage each other to grow in faith and friendships.

Our Leadership

Larry & Lisa Jamieson

Co-Founders

Bio

Larry and Lisa Jamieson are co-founders of Walk Right In Ministries and the authors of Finding Glory in the Thorns. They know first-hand the life altering challenges associated with parenting a child with disabilities. At the age of two and a half, their youngest of three daughters, Carly, was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome. During Carly’s preschool years, their family experienced unusual practical and spiritual support from their community. But they also understand the strain on marriage, finances, and family stemming from social isolation and periods of inadequate support throughout more than two decades of 24/7 caregiving.

Married for 33 years, they’ve been learning what it takes to thrive. They know the importance of having faith and a strong support system to maintain a healthy marriage and family. Together, the Jamiesons remain devoted to education, advocacy, discipleship and networking to help others connect and grow within Christ-loving communities.

Board of Directors

Stephen "Doc" Hunsley

Founder, SOAR Special Needs

Alex Gonzalez

CFP®, CLTC®, FIC, RICP®
Financial Consultant, Thrivent

Carrie Mastenbrook

Kids Care, Eagle Brook Church

Ann Weston Sistrunk

HMA Administrative Fellow and MD Anderson Cancer Center

Larry Jamieson, Board Member
Lisa Jamieson, Board Member

Ministry Team

Lisa Jamieson, co-founder

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | PASTORAL COUNSELLOR

Bio

Lisa currently oversees the day-to-day activities of Walk Right In Ministries leading the ministry team and volunteers. She also writes, speaks, disciples women and families, and remains a full-time caregiver for their delightful daughter Carly who has Angelman Syndrome.

Prior to committing her career to ministry, Lisa was a corporate training designer and content writer for Fortune 500 Companies. Today, she is an ordained pastoral counsellor, and certified in Christian temperament therapy through the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. She is a gifted disciple-maker helping people engage intimately with God and more meaningfully within the Family of God—particularly when that includes the joys and challenges of caregiving for a loved one. In addition to Finding Glory in the Thorns, Lisa’s books include Living Your Glory Story and Jesus, Let’s Talk.

Larry Jamieson, co-founder

TREASURER | SPEAKER

Bio

Larry is the co-author of Finding Glory in the Thorns and an insightful, relatable speaker on biblical manhood and being a special needs dad. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Walk Right In Ministries. As the primary breadwinner for his family, Larry works full time overseeing finance and technology for a regional sign company. For eight years, he served as a City Champion for Christian Leadership Concepts (CLC) equipping men to be Christ-centered servant leaders in their homes, businesses, churches, and communities. His great passion is discipling men — especially dads — to encounter God, grow as Christ-followers, and engage their world by leading in faith.

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Emily Tostenson

SOCIAL MEDIA | FAMILY RELATIONS | SPECIAL PROJECTS

Bio

Emily Tostenson is a senior at the University of North Dakota studying kinesiology as a pre-Physician Assistant student. While in school, she has worked as a Personal Care Assistant for six years and as a Respite Care Worker for two years. In addition, she has been very involved in UND Special Olympics, where she served as the Social Media Chair.  Emily has a great passion for serving the people around her, specifically friends of differing abilities.

Erin Jamieson

SOCIAL MEDIA | SPEAKER | WORSHIP LEADER

Bio

Erin is a singer-songwriter and worship leader. Her songwriting, blogging, and speaking is often inspired by challenges and insights she experienced growing up in a family affected by disability. Erin serves with Walk Right In Ministries speaking on special sibling issues and assisting with social media, marketing and other special projects. She has also served frequently in her community and home church as a worship leader. Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Songwriting at Belmont University in Nashville. She went on to complete a 3-year ministry leadership program at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Having fallen in love with Northern California, she continues to live, work, and serve in Redding. Her latest CD Come Alive (released 2018) and is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and other streaming services. Follow Erin on Instagram.

Alex Jamieson

SPEAKER | WALKING PARTNER

Bio

Alex is a Minneapolis-based audit manager for a global accounting and consulting firm. Active in her church and as a community soccer coach, Alex serves on the Board of Directors for New Path Mental Health Services, a non-profit mental health clinic specializing in abuse and trauma. Alex also volunteers with Walk Right In Ministries as a speaker and regular encourager to families experiencing special needs. She is the oldest sibling to a sister who has Angelman Syndrome. During her high school years, Alex worked as a personal care assistant and has since become a strong advocate for her sister Carly and others who experience disabilities. Find Alex’s writing at www.alexjamieson.org.

Carly Jamieson

AMBASSADOR

Bio

Carolyn, best known as “Carly,” represents the vision of Walk Right In Ministries and shares the joy of Jesus with everyone she meets. Since graduating from Maple Grove High School in 2016 and completing three years of transition education, she has been active in volunteering at her church and in her community. She delighted in Young Life Capernaum for 7 years and enjoys participating in the Darby’s Dancers national adapted dance program. As a young woman with Angelman Syndrome, Carly appreciates what it means to persevere through challenges while generously expressing love, compassion and smiles of friendship.

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Become friends with God; He’s already a friend with you.” 2 Corinthians 5.20

Prayer and Encouragement

Walk Right In Ministries brings encouragement to families through a variety of ministry activities and events. The WRIM Prayer Team intercedes for hundreds of individuals and families receiving monthly updates and sometimes urgent prayer requests. Prayer warriors also gather (virtually) weekly throughout the year for a Prayer Call via phone or Zoom. Care package assembly and mailing of hand-written notes of encouragement are also supported by volunteers.

Our featured local event, Jammin’ Pie Fest, involves more than 60 additional volunteers annually. Volunteer partnerships include church small groups doing service projects, students (e.g., National Honor Society, church youth groups), professionals (most discount their services to share in our mission) and many talented friends.

Visit our Volunteer page to learn more about the many different ways you can get involved.

Maureen Pranghofer

Prayer Call Co-Leader

Rebecca Straub

Prayer Call Co-Leader

Nancy Olson and Shareen Rademacher

Care Note Writers

Walking Partners

Walk Right In Ministries depends on ministry through collaboration and multiplication. We understand that, by the power, grace and mystery of the Holy Spirit, God uses the intersection of resonating stories and Christ-seeking faith to do more than we can ever imagine. As we have the privilege of walking and growing with friends who reach out to this ministry for help, they are able to move forward in their own story by walking out their faith with others too. This “Walking Partner” lifestyle enhances our sense of adventure with Jesus and bolsters our hope of heaven.

At Walk Right In Ministries, we gratefully celebrate, promote and depend on the promises of 2 Corinthians 1:3-6 and Ephesians 3:16-21 to advance and accelerate ministry beyond our small team.