Learn about our mentors and board and read their bios.
– Director/Staff Mentor
Hi, I am Lonna Heideman. I grew up in Luverne and now live on an acreage with my husband Todd. We have been married for 29 years and have been blessed with 4 children and 1 daughter-in-law–Kody, Ethan (Heather), Tannen, and Perri, who passed away in 2014. I enjoy spending time with my family, our dogs, traveling, and remodeling our house. God has showered His grace upon me so many times throughout my life, and yet He continued to pursue me until 4 years ago when I finally looked up and saw Him. Now I pursue Him with a passion that doesn’t end. This lost sheep was found. I believe God uses ATLAS and the people within to assist in the pursuit of His lost children. I am super excited to be a part of the ATLAS ministry and to see how God uses us as His hands and feet.
“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Does he not leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep'” Luke 15:4-6
– Staff Mentor
Hi! My name is Christy Thomson. I have lived in the Pipestone area for most of my life. I went to college in Duluth and lived “up north” for 10 years. I have lived back in SW Minnesota for several years and enjoy being close to family.
I am married to Scott and we are blessed with 3 beautiful kids. Cole is 16, Corrie is 7 and Tanner is 4. It is such a joy to be a mom and watch my children grow! I also love to spend time reading, listening to music, and just hanging out with my family.
In the past, I have worked as a mentor, teacher, advocate, and group leader. When ATLAS came to Pipestone I knew right away that I wanted to be involved in this ministry! I have always had a passion to help others and am so blessed to be a part of the ATLAS team. I currently work as a mentor and receptionist. It is my hope to share the joy of the Lord and encourage others on their journey through life.
Jesus Christ can make all things new! My life verse is:
2 Corinthians 5:17 “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come.”
- Linda Mouw
- Ken Alons
- Mike Altena