Safe Families for Children

Minneapolis/St. Paul

About Our Chapter

We work hard to help others – and introduce them to caring, supportive relationships. 

Our team includes:

Heidi Langeberg – supporting new volunteers and ensuring they have a great support system in place.

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Penny Isaac-Nelson – a licensed pastor supporting church groups become Safe Families circles of support so that they can care for the vulnerable in their communities.

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Nancy Sackett – a veteran child welfare social worker making sure kids and families are staying safe – while receiving the proper support to be successful.

Contact info: or 888.290.7590

Susie Rutherford – a social worker and ministry leader guiding our volunteer circles of support and placing parents.  Her knack is to help others see their personal strengths and connect people to people.

Contact info: or 888.290.7590

Lisa J. Welter – a licensed pastor with a heart for kids and families all over MN – leads the staff team for the Minnesota Chapter of SFFC.

Contact info: or 612.205.2573


We are looking for interns!  Do you have a passion to help vulnerable kids and families?  Tell us!  We’re looking for college and high school students wanting to make a difference.  Email us at