Minnesota Chapter

Mailing Address
PO Box 44712, Eden Prairie MN 55344


Brian Anderson, Executive Director brian@hopekids.org, (952) 270-­8271

Brian and his wife, Tammy, were married on Valentine’s Day in 2004. They have two sports-­crazed boys and a black lab. Brian earned a B.A. in Media Communications from Bethel College and pursued a career in television. Following a stint in Los Angeles he returned to Minnesota to work for Wooddale Church. There he started and directed the non-profit Faith Matters and was Wooddale’s Communications Director.

Upon learning about HopeKids, Brian immediately connected to HopeKids by serving at events. He began as Executive Director of HopeKids Minnesota in October 2013.

Brianna Watke, Program Manager brianna@hopekids.org, (612) 836-7763

Brianna is a 2012 graduate of Bethel University with a degree in English Literature and Writing. She began working at a trade association and foundation helping coordinate educational and fundraising events. In January 2014, Brianna married her husband Jordan in true Minnesotan fashion in below zero weather. Being a figure skating coach, the cold weather does not bother her too much.  Brianna loves spending time with her family and friends. You can find her spending her time with them or doing anything outdoors.

Brianna is passionate about helping others and loves hanging out with kids of all ages.  When hearing about the Program Manager position at HopeKids, she knew this would be the ideal job for her.

Carleigh McCormick, Family & Community Manager carleigh@hopekids.org(612) 836-8783

Carleigh graduated from Bethel University in 2011 with a degree in Relational Communication. Immediately after graduation she began work at Wooddale Church in their Young Adult and Volunteer Development ministries. When Carleigh first heard about HopeKids, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to learn more. She is passionate about people and seeing how hope can change lives. Carleigh enjoys spending time with her family, especially her two nephews, Griffin and Walker. She also loves laughing with friends, going to see a good movie, and anything water-related in the summer. She is currently working on her M.A. in Transformational Leadership and is so excited to put into practice all she has learned and will continue to learn in her new role with HopeKids.


Social Media

Facebook -­ www.facebook.com/HopeKidsMinnesota

Instagram – www.instagram.com/hopekidsmn

Twitter -­ twitter.com/HopeKidsMN


HopeDay Program Partners

State Board Members

Adam Mikkelson: CFO, Tradition Companies
Chad Schumacher: Managing Director, Tradition Wealth Management
Pat Flanagan: Financial Advisor – Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Paul Schmidt: EVP Head of Commercial Real Estate, Associated Bank, N.A.
Tyler Lowenstein: Investment Banking Analyst, Piper Jaffrey


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