Kari Beadner – Execuative 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 5 year old, 3 year old, a baby resting in the arms of Jesus and a baby born May 2017. 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 

I am passionate about the work Guiding Star Orange City will be doing.  I could have only hoped it was around sooner!  After dealing with Endometriosis for years, I finally found Orange City Fertility Care who got me in contact with Pope Paul VI Institute to perform surgery to remove it.  During my first pregnancy, I asked around for local doulas to help me through labor.  After a few dead ends, I was able to find one.  My breastfeeding journey brought more struggles as I searched to find an IBCLC who could help me with my supply issues and my son’s posterior tongue tie.  These are now services that local women will be able to go to Guiding Star Orange City to find, saving them time and further discouragement.  I was born and raised in Remsen, Iowa.  I graduated from Buena Vista University in 2009 with my BA in Business Administration.  I then decided to pursue my MBA in Finance from Bellevue University in 2011.  I married my husband Josh in 2013 and we welcomed our first son, Sebastian, in 2016.  I am now a stay-at-home mom after working in the financial industry for 6 years.  We recently moved to Danville, Virginia but I am continuing as Treasurer because I know how much Guiding Star Orange City is needed in Northwest Iowa.

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!

Elessa Marker – Spiritual Director

Guiding Star Project’s mission to support family life in holistic and life affirming ways spoke to my heart. God has given us life and to have a vehicle such as this to share through is an honor to be a part of. I am a wife, mother of 4 (and 1 son in love!) and work as a student ministry assistant at our church. I serve my community sharing the true life-Jesus Christ- through many avenues including bible studies, counseling or just chatting over a cup of coffee. I am thankful for the opportunities the Lord gives me and seek to glorify Him in each.

Positions open:

  • PR/Media Director
  • Board Member at Large

Please contact Execuative Director kari@guidingstarorangecity.org to apply