Kari Beadner – Executive Director
Guiding Star Orange City has begun from a growth of FertilityCare Education. Kari Beadner opened Orange City FertilityCare Center in 2012. The Center teaches the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaPro Technology. It has been a natural progression to begin the process of opening a Guiding Star Center in Orange City, IA. Kari Beadner is the Executive Director, married to Aaron and mother to a 7 year old, 4 year old, a baby resting in the arms of Jesus and 1 year old. Kari is a Certified FertilityCare Practitioner and a Certified Labor Doula. She is passionate about empowering women and families in their natural functions and fertility as well as encouraging them closer to their creator.
Melissa Rupp – Board Chair
My journey with Guiding Star Orange City began in 2016 while searching and
praying for options for our infertility struggle that fit our moral compass. Orange City FertilityCare Center was exactly what we were searching for. We got answers to questions that we had been searching for for years. Through the FertilityCare Center and Pope Paul VI Institute we were able to treat my condition and bring our Rainbow Baby into the world. God guided us on this journey, and I am forever grateful for leading us to Guiding Star. I want to open the discussion of the female body to women and young girls so that no one else needs to wait 20 years to understand how perfectly God created them. Guiding Star is here to help you one your journey!
I am happily married to my husband, John and in love with our baby girl, Willa. We also have 3 fur babies at home to keep us on our toes! We live in Hartley, Iowa. My husband is an electrician and I am the owner of Align Chiropractic PC in Sanborn, Iowa. I look forward to paying it forward to Guiding Star for all that they have given our family.
Kaleigh Van Middendorp – Vice Chairwoman
I have been a client of Orange City Fertility Care for a little over three years, and I can honestly say that it totally changed my life! I started the process as a single woman who was trying to regulate my cycles and live a healthy life. As my husband and I went through our engagement and the start of our marriage, and the Center provided us education on having a healthy marriage as well as affirming our values of life. I have referred many of my friends, who come from all different walks of life, to Guiding Star Orange City, because I am passionate about women (and men) understanding their bodies as God created them. I love that the Center is there for women and families to assist with natural family planning, adopting a child or achieving a pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and more through a holistic view of women’s health that is rooted in the faith. I anxiously look forward to all that God will be doing for our communities through Guiding Star Orange City.
Jessica Worthley- Treasurer
Kristin Williams – Secretary
When I first heard about Guiding Star and read their philosophy, I knew I had to be involved somehow! A place that has a heart for women and offers a natural, holistic, and life-affirming approach to healthcare is something I care deeply about!
As a wife and mom of two, I especially see this need as I am raising a beautiful teenage daughter. In a world that is sending her all kinds of messages on who she is or should be. I want her to know her Creator and to see how perfectly He designed her body. My hope is to help encourage girls like her and other women on their journey!
I am honored and grateful to come along side of these amazing women in serving as Secretary of the Board. I am excited to see how God will work through Guiding Star!
Kelli norton – Spiritual Director
have learned that there are many ways and opportunities to be involved and serve, each one just as important as the other, in creating a Culture of Life. My husband, Don, and I have been married nearly 30 years. When we started our family, I was blessed to become a stay-at-home mom and also home school our three children, who are now grown-up!
Tana Van Gorp – Member at Large
Guiding Star Orange City first came into my life while I was looking for help while breastfeeding. As a new mom, finding this organization that so closely aligns with my beliefs was incredibly helpful and very calming to my tired and frazzled nerves. As a woman, I am thankful for Guiding Star’s philosophy that our bodies were created beautifully and deserve understanding. The more I become involved with Guiding Star, the more passionate I become about helping women and men discover just how wonderfully God created us to be.
My husband Corey and I have been married since September of 2013. We have a son, Jace who was born October of 2017 and a chocolate lab named Dexter. We live just outside of Orange City on an acreage. I am a radiologic technologist and working on obtaining my birth doula certification and Corey is an electrician.
- PR/Media Director
- Board Member at Large
Please contact our Board Chair, Melissa Rupp firstname.lastname@example.org to apply