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! Jenn 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. 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.

Stefanie schelling, RN
Nurse Manager

Stefanie began leading the nursing team 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.

kayla anderson, RN
Staff Nurse

Kayla joined the nursing team in April of 2019. Kayla recently 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 are excited to be growing their family through adoption. They attend Hope Church.

jacquie tarrant, RN
Staff Nurse

Jacquie Tarrant joined the Clear Choice team in February of 2020 as a Registered Nurse. Jacquie earned her Associate of Nursing from Montana Tech and she is passionate to serve others in their time of need. Her nursing experience includes clinical pediatric nursing, hospice, hospital care, and working with high schoolers. Jacquie and her husband, Chris, have four kids and she enjoys family time, kayaking, camping, and reading.

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.  

rhonda fisher, ccma
Medical Assistant

Rhonda Fisher came to Clear Choice Clinic as a volunteer Patient Advocate. She quickly became indispensable, and was hired as Clinic Assistant in early 2015. Her skills as a certified phlebotomist and CNA, combined with impeccable administrative skills, has made Rhonda an essential part of the ministry of Hope. She served as Executive Assistant to Michelle for 18 months, before transitioning back to the medical clinic, where she now works as a medical assistant. Rhonda is well known for her compassion and tender spirit, and is the proud mother of two children and grandma to one sweet baby. Rhonda and her husband, Doug, live in Columbia Falls and attend Whitefish Nazarene.

cONNIE vARGAS
Bookkeeper

Connie joined the team 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 joined the Clear Choice Clinic team 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 Fresh Life Church.

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KAITLYN SQUANDA
HFRC Director

Kaitlyn joined the Hope Pregnancy Ministries team in May of 2020. Passionate about health, Kaitlyn received her undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology and Health Science. It was during an 11-month mission trip in South America that her desire to work in women’s health was solidified. By God’s hand, she connected with Michelle about the ministry while completing her Masters of Public Health with a focus on Maternal and Child Health. The more she learned about the ministry, the heavier the pull became on her heart to be a part of it. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, she moved cross-country to join in the ministry. Kaitlyn is excited to call Flathead Valley her new home and thrilled to begin exploring the beautiful outdoors! She hopes to plug in more to the community, is always game for pick-up sports, and attends Canvas Church

Venus LeRoy
HFRC Administrative Assistant

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