Hope Pregnancy MinistriesLeadership Team

Biographies


Michelle Reimer
Executive Director

Michelle has been with Clear Choice Clinic since its inception in 2007 and holds a degree in nursing from Montana State University. She has been an active leader in cause of life, and her medical background and passion for life make her the strong Executive Director of Hope Pregnancy Ministries. Michelle is a gifted educator and strong communicator. She can often be found in local schools, teaching about sexuality, integrity, and lifestyle choices; hosting groups in her ministry’s medical clinic; and instructing young people on the topic of abortion and sexuality as it relates to faith. Michelle serves on the leadership team of the Women’s Health Network of Montana and is an instructor with the Ultrasound Assistance Ultrasound Training team. She grew up in Whitefish, Montana, where she still resides with her husband, Kent. They are blessed with five children and fourteen amazing grandchildren, and worship at Whitefish Nazarene.


Jennifer goff
Executive Assistant

Jennifer joined the Hope Pregnancy Ministries team in November of 2019 as Executive Assistant to Michelle Reimer. Many prayers and circumstances lead her to cross paths with Michelle and the ministry, and when the opportunity was presented, it seemed a natural fit for her to come on board! Jen grew up in Texas, but spent all of her summers on Flathead Lake, and has extended family in the Polson area. She and her husband, Tim, have lived in the Flathead Valley since 2008, and have two children. Camping is one of their favorite past times. Her family is very active at Canvas Church and on her days off enjoys spending time with family, being outside, traveling or being with friends.

kayla anderson, RN
Nurse Manager

Kayla joined the clinic in April of 2019. Kayla graduated from Montana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in nursing. Kayla has always had a heart for maternal health and underserved populations, which lead her to YWAM and eventually serving in a birth center in the Philippines. As a Flathead Valley native, Kayla returned in 2008 and married her best friend Clay. Together they enjoy spending time outdoors, fishing, and traveling to new places. Clay and Kayla have two beautiful boys and they attend Hope Church.

Stefanie schelling, RN
Staff Nurse

Stefanie began at Clear Choice Clinic in April of 2019. A native of the Flathead Valley, Stefanie was a photographer for 10 years before pursuing a nursing career. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in nursing through Montana State University at the Kalispell campus.  Her first nursing position was at the Flathead City-County Health Department working with pregnant and parenting teens, amongst other roles.  Stefanie married her high school friend in 2002 and is a mother of three, one of whom is in heaven. Stefanie and her family attend Canvas Church.  Her hobbies include boating, golfing and traveling.

LAURA SIMPSON, RN
Staff Nurse

Laura joined the team in August of 2021 as a Registered Nurse and Community Liaison. This fulfilled a lifelong dream of serving her community through meeting physical needs, while loving people as Jesus does within a pregnancy care center. Laura earned her Bachelors of Science and Nursing with a minor in Spanish from Wright State University, and a Masters of Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. God’s grace and her position in pediatric emergency nursing has allowed her to be present in some of the most critical moments with her patients. Laura published her first Bible Study, “Why the Wait, Lord?” in 2021. She lives in Kalispell and serves at Fresh Life Church on the worship team.

Kara Roberts, RDMS
Registered Sonographer

Kara joined us in April of 2009. A Registered Sonographer, Kara was trained at Argosy University in Minnesota, and has worked for both Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane and Kalispell Regional Medical Center. Kara continues to work at KRMC, and her expertise makes her a valuable part of the Clear Choice team. She is gifted in helping her patients to understand what they see in the ultrasound room and guiding them through the decision making process. She enjoys camping and outdoor activities with her family and friends, and lives in Kalispell with her husband Sean and their 3 kids. Kara and her family attend Canvas Church.  

cONNIE vARGAS
Bookkeeper

Connie joined the ministry in September 2020, serving as the bookkeeper for Hope Pregnancy Ministries.  A graduate from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Connie has been a bookkeeper for 25 years. Connie and her husband Frank have been in ministry for over 30 years. They began as youth leaders, and now serve together pastoring Active Word Ministries in Columbia Falls. Connie has two adult children and five grandchildren. She enjoys reading and spending time with family.

AUBREY GILFILLAN
Clinic Assistant

Aubrey started with Clear Choice Clinic in August of 2020 as a Clinic Assistant. She is a graduate of Humboldt State University, with a degree in International Studies. After growing up in Northern California, Aubrey and her husband Kenny packed up their belongings in 2016 (just 5 weeks after their wedding!) to go on staff with Youth With A Mission, where they served until summer of 2019. Aubrey and Kenny enjoy eating good food (they've both been in the restaurant industry), exploring the mountains of Montana with their beloved dog Amelia, road trips, and skiing Blacktail Ski resort. Aubrey and Kenny are excited for the future as they navigate new careers and potentially grow their family. They attend Crossroads church in Bigfork where Aubrey is part of the worship team.

Jennifer Kalagian
Clinic Assistant

Jennifer came to Clear Choice Clinic in October 2020, and serves as a clinic assistant. A graduate of Trinity Biblical University, Jennifer spent the last 5 years on staff at Fresh Life Church in Kalispell, working in various roles. Jennifer states, “Having long admired the pro-compassion vision of Hope, I am excited about the proactive and empowering approach by the ministry to change lives in our community, including education for young people, like my daughters.” Her love for service and people will make her a valuable part of the Clear Choice Clinic team. Jennifer grew up in Bigfork, and she and her husband Michael have four amazing kids. They love spending time at the lake, being outside and traveling. They worship at Canvas Church.

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HANNAH REIMER
Clinic Assistant

Hannah joined the team in January 2021 and serves as a clinic assistant. She is thrilled to be a part of Clear Choice Clinic where partnering in eternal purposes is happening daily. She is a proud Florida native and UF alum (Go Gators!). God’s grace is what brought Hannah to Montana in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic, and His faithfulness to her during a time of grief and uprooting have produced in her a deeper love for Him and for the world to know Him. She is thus thankful for this opportunity at CCC to invest in the lives of others and to learn from the amazing team here. In her spare time, Hannah can be found whipping up something ethnic in the kitchen, enjoying the great outdoors, reading, learning a language and spending time with loved ones. Hannah is married to Michelle's nephew, David, and they reside in Kalispell.

Venus LeRoy
HFRC Volunteer Coordinator

Venus came to Hope Pregnancy Ministries in 2015 after hearing a radio highlight about the ministry on Moody Radio. She began as an administrative volunteer and became indispensable in her role at Hope Family Resource Center; when a staff position became available, she was the obvious choice. Venus lived most of her life in Washington state, where she worked for 19 years in the dental field before making a career change and earning an associate’s degree in Medical Business Information Management. Her time away from HFRC is spent on sewing, knitting, outdoor activities and preparations for yearly, short-term mission trips to the Czech Republic.

KEN gRAHAM, MD
Co-Medical Director

Ken Graham, MD, is a pediatrician with Sunny View Pediatrics in Kalispell. He received his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Montana State University and completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of New Mexico. He practiced at Rocky Mountain Children’s Clinic in Butte, where he served seven years as Chief of Pediatrics. He also served as Chief of Medical Staff for St. James Healthcare. With a passion for teaching, Dr. Graham served as director of the hospital’s pediatric education program at St. James and was the lead instructor for pediatric advanced life support and the neonatal resuscitation program. He and his wife, Susan have moved back to the Flathead, and enjoy skiing, backpacking, boating, fly fishing, tennis, and exploring Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley with their four daughters and grandchildren.

John Lavin, MD
Co-Medical Director

Clear Choice Clinic is also blessed to have Dr. John Lavin serving as Co--Medical Director. Dr. Lavin attended the University of Nevada Medical School, and did his residency in Family Practice, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the University of Colorado. He is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a partner at Kalispell OB/GYN. John and his wife Anita have seven children. When asked why he is involved with Clear Choice Clinic, Dr. Lavin states, “I am involved with Hope Pregnancy Ministries because it is obvious that the Spirit of Jesus is working here.”

Hope Pregnancy Ministries Board of Directors:

Matthew Linn: Chairman
Howard Mee: Vice-Chairman
Stan Pine: Treasurer
Michelle Reimer: Secretary
Dr. Kenneth Graham
Chris Gwinn
Tami Miller
Kate Anderson