Safe Families for Children

Minneapolis/St. Paul

About Our Chapter


Our Team

Safe Families for Children relies on the hospitality of volunteers who serve within their communities. The Safe Families Movement first came to Minnesota in 2010. Since that time it has blossomed to a core group of 300 volunteers. The volunteers are trained and coached by the staff of the central Minnesota office in downtown Minneapolis. We believe our volunteers and partner churches are an extension of our staff team as we work together to support kids and families.

For more information about the Safe Families for Children Minnesota chapter, please contact:


Portrait of Lisa Welter, Minnesota State Director

Lisa Welter, Minnesota State Director

Lisa's passion is to bring hope and change to Minnesota's vulnerable children and families while empowering the local church to unleash it's potential to contribute. Lisa has spent much of her career collaborating with ministry and nonprofit leaders to bring hope and opportunities to those in need. She has a Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership from Bethel Seminary and has held pastoral leadership roles in a Minnesota megachurch setting. She currently resides in St. Paul with her husband, Cary, and their three teenagers.

Portrait of Heidi Langeberg, Family Coach Supervisor

Heidi Langeberg, Family Coach Supervisor

Heidi has a heart to support hurting parents while they work hard to get back on their feet and try to keep their families together. She loves kids and empowering others to live out their faith. Prior to Safe Families, Heidi worked for Hazelden for over a decade along with enjoying being a stay at home mom with her boys. She has a Bachelors degree in Family Social Science with an applied area of study in chemical dependency. Heidi loves the outdoors--biking, running, hiking and camping. She currently lives in Bloomington with her husband and two elementary age boys.

Kelsey Hamil, Program Administrator

Bev Upshaw, Special Projects Coordinator