Settled is a team of committed and curious families and individuals. We have developed our research-based approach of solving homelessness through close relationships with the chronically homeless and those who serve them.
Gabrielle Clowdus, Ph.D.
Gabrielle is a thought-leader in affordable housing and homelessness. She has devoted her life to walking alongside people in poverty, holding a profound conviction that we belong to one another.
Meredith Campbell, J.D.
Meredith has had an important career in advocacy for religious rights and justice. Her ability to assemble strong teams and equip them to accomplish goals is profound, and she does it with kindness and generosity.
Jeff Linert, Ph.D.
As a Product Developer for 3M, Jeff's on-the-go thinking and problem-solving have made him an invaluable servant-leader for Settled. His influence is felt at every level of our organization.
Janice is the Executive Pastor at Woodland Hills Church. Her style of compassionate administration provides Settled with essential wisdom and strategic planning. Her voice is crucial to our mission.
Rose's pastoral role at Church of the Open Door has been a solid foundation for her work with Settled. She has a unique ability to connect with everyone she meets. Rose's relational guidance and fearless love inspire us all.
Fred's background in technology has equipped him to see the strengths of our model and identify ways of applying it further and deeper. He has always been willing to help when a need arises and is an eager learner, ever curious.
Brandon builds with a strong sense of quality and resourcefulness. This has made every dollar count as we pursue truly affordable housing solutions. His ability to continually make meaningful advancements in materials and methods has been a key for us.
Daniel strives to tell the Settled story with conviction and authenticity. From design to filmmaking, his work is deeply personal and relational as he learns alongside the community. He believes the best stories are told from within.
Through Purposeful Workshops, Kara has created a place where skills can be learned, income can be earned, and community can be shared. The handmade products produced and sold are made to artisan quality by our neighbors coming out of homelessness.
One of the most powerful components of Settled is the feeling one gets when stepping into a Sacred Settlement home or Common Home. Mildred furnishes these spaces with practicality, frugality, and warmth.
For decades Jerri has been learning and exploring new ways of living. She is constantly curious with research in topics ranging from food to housing to health. Her authentic knowledge informs the products we make and the lifestyle we aspire to.
David sees the world on multiple levels. With a background in illustration and fine art his thoughtfulness and humility can be felt in everything he makes. His work helps fill our stories with multiple levels of meaning.
Valerie brings a confidence and precision to her work, easily adapting to any-task. Her eagerness to help and explore the community itself is inspiring. She is carried by a brilliant sense of humor, and leaves an impression on everyone who knows her.
For nearly a decade, Todd has provided necessary supplies and food to people on the streets. He has built profound relationships in the homeless community as a true pioneer, one cold night at a time.
Andrea has spent most of her life seeing and serving the homeless. Her roles have ranged from pastor to shelter director to leading St. Paul's Homeless Assistance Response Team. This vast experience makes her an invaluable resource for Settled.
Steve can usually be found at one of our Sacred Settlements. He seems to enjoy being around, tending to the site and its people. In that sense, he's shown us what the lifestyle of Settled is all about: being yourself in the community.
Finance and Legal.
Lesley jokes that she's the "bean counter." She provides incredible value for us through accounting, and her friendliness and warmth add such richness to our team.
Land Use Law
Eric Galatz, J.D.
As a partner at Stinson Law, Eric has helped us navigate the complex world of zoning and regulations. His steady and patient attention to detail has guided many of our difficult decisions through the years, leading to ground-breaking development.
Real Estate Law
Mike Hatting, J.D.
Mike, a partner at Best and Flanagan, is a wonderful resource to us in the creative realm of real estate. We aren't doing something that has been done before, that's where Mike comes in and carefully crafts legal documents that make Sacred Settlements an asset to all involved.
In her decades of service advocating for legislation that benefits faith communities and the cities they support, Anne has done a lot of good in Minnesota. Our entire mission is stronger because she is working behind the scenes to ensure cities are proud of Sacred Settlement developments.