Meet Our Team

Dr. Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D., Founder of Faithful & True

Dr. Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D., Founder of Faithful & True

It is with profound grief and sadness we share the news that Dr. Mark Laaser passed away early on the morning of September 27th from complications of multiple myeloma cancer. Debbie, his beloved wife and partner in life and ministry, together with their family, was with him as he made his journey Home. As we move towards this new season without Mark, we are present with both our deep grief and immense gratitude. We are so thankful for Mark’s friendship, teaching, and mentoring as we continue to be Faithful & True and carry on his vision, and we will miss him daily as we seek to do so. We are trusting in God, who is Perfect Love, to bring abundant peace.
Debbie Laaser, M.A., LMFT, Faithful & True Co-Founder

Debbie Laaser, M.A., LMFT, Co-Founder

Debbie Laaser is a M.A., LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist) and co-founder of Faithful & True. She has been involved in recovery with her husband, Mark, for over 29 years and is committed to helping couples find healing and transformation from the pain of sexual addiction and relational betrayal. Debbie counsels women individually, leads therapy groups for women, and counsels couples with Mark at Faithful & True’s counseling center. She is the author of the highly-acclaimed book, Shattered Vows, and together with Mark, authored The Seven Desires of Every Heart.

Debbie are the proud mother of three grown kids and grandmother of her four wonderful grandchildren.

Dr. Greg Miller, M.Div, D.Min., Director of Men’s Workshops

Dr. Greg Miller, M.Div, D.Min., Director of Men’s Workshops

Dr, Greg Miller is the Director of our Men of Valor 3-Day Intensive Workshops at Faithful & True and is the facilitator of the workshops (with video teaching by Dr. Mark Laaser). Greg is a gifted teacher and leader and also helps to facilitate our Couples’ 3-Day Intensive Workshops with his wife, Beth, and Mark & Debbie Laaser.

Greg and Beth Miller live in the Chicago, Illinois area and are the proud parents of their two college age sons.

Beth Miller, M.A., Counselor/Workshop Leader

Beth Miller, MATL, Counselor/Workshop Leader

Beth Miller is an experienced counselor of women who have been sexually or relationally betrayed. Beth has been on a journey of recovery with her husband, Greg, for the last 13 years and is committed to doing her own work towards health and healing while walking alongside others seeking the same. Beth co-facilitates our Women’s Journey Workshops with Debbie Laaser and also helps to lead our Couples’ Intensive Workshops with her husband, Greg, and the Laasers. For the past 10 years she has led support groups and worked one-on-one with women pursuing recovery.

Beth is also a trained spiritual director and finds healthy spirituality to be a rich and healing component of the recovery journey. Beth has been gifted with talents to nurture and minister and is truly a blessing to those seeking hope in the midst of pain and chaos.

Susie Smidt, M.A., LMFT

Susie Smidt, M.A., LMFT
Susie Smidt, M.A. LMFT is an experienced counselor to couples and women who are dealing with sexual addiction and betrayal in their relationship. She has been in recovery with her husband Russ for 15 years and is committed to walking alongside those who desire to find hope, heal, grow and rebuild trust. Susie counsels individual women and couples, co-leads weekly women’s groups with Debbie Laaser, leads small groups at the Women’s Journey Workshops, and helps to lead the Couples’ Intensive Workshops with Mark and Debbie Laaser.

Susie and her husband, Russ, are parents of 3 young adults – 2 of them married and 1 in college.

Jim Farm, M.Div., MA, LMFT, Therapist/Counselor

Jim Farm, M.Div., MA, LMFT, Therapist/Counselor
Jim has extensive counseling experience with individuals, couples and families in multiple community and ministry settings.   Jim provides counsel to men struggling with sexual purity issues, couples moving toward relational healing and growth, and facilitates small groups at our Men of Valor Intensive Workshops. Jim received his Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary.

Jim and his wife Marlo are the parents of three sons and their dog, Maximus.

Elizabeth Hardesty, MA, Counselor
Elizabeth has a deep desire to walk alongside those impacted by sexual betrayal and brokenness, stemming from her own recovery journey. She is fiercely dedicated to her continued healing as well as helping others experience the same. She holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Denver Seminary.

Elizabeth counsels individual women, co-facilitates weekly women’s groups with Debbie Laaser and Susie Smidt, and leads small groups at the Women’s Journey Workshops. She also teams with her husband, Chris, in the co-facilitation of couple’s counseling.

Elizabeth and Chris have been married 18 years and live in the Eden Prairie area with their three children.

Chris Hardesty, MA, MBA, Counselor
Chris has a passion for helping those under the bondage of sexual brokenness experience freedom. The counseling Chris offers is informed by a unique blend of his own recovery journey, professional counseling experience, and business background. He holds a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Denver Seminary and a master’s degree in business administration.

He provides counseling to men struggling with sexual purity issues, co-facilitates weekly men’s counseling groups, and leads break-out groups at the Men of Valor Intensive Workshops. He also teams with his wife, Elizabeth, in the co-facilitation of couple’s counseling.

Chris and Elizabeth have been married 18 years and live in the Eden Prairie area with their three children.

Terry Zuehlke, Ph.D., LP

Terry Zuehlke, Ph.D., LP
Terry Zuehlke brings years of experience as a Licensed Psychologist to Faithful & True, where he counsels men struggling with sexual purity issues and also conducts Psychological Testing at our center. Terry plays an important role, not only as one of our counselors, but, as one of our small group facilitators at our Men of Valor Intensive Workshops.

Terry and his wife, Julie, live in Rochester, Minnesota.

Joshua Moon, M.Div., Ph.D.

Joshua brings experience in counseling, pastoring, and teaching. He provides counseling to men struggling with sexual purity issues, co-facilitates our weekly men’s counseling groups and leads one of our small break-out groups at the Men of Valor Intensive Workshops.

Joshua has interest as well in biblical and theological studies, and has published a number of articles and books.

Joshua and his wife Bryonie live in Minneapolis with their two children.

Elizabeth Griffin, LMFT

Elizabeth is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over thirty years experience assessing and treating adults who struggle with problematic sexual behaviors, including sexually compulsive behaviors and sexual offense behaviors. Specialty areas include assessing and treating individuals, both men and women, who experience problematic online sexual behaviors, including cybersex addition. Additionally, Elizabeth has worked with partners of individuals who are in relationships with individuals who are struggling with problematic sexual behavior.

Elizabeth has worked in a variety of settings including in-patient, out-patient, military and prison settings. She lectures and consults nationally on the assessment and treatment of problematic online sexual behaviors, sexual offending behaviors and sexual addiction. Elizabeth has published numerous academic articles on issues related to problematic sexual behavior both offline and online. She is co-author of several books and workbooks including In the Shadows of the Net, Cybersex Unhooked, Cybersex Unplugged and Illegal Images.

Sheri Trautmann, Administrator

Sheri Trautmann, Administrator

Sheri wears many hats at Faithful & True. From Administrator to Office Manager to Scheduling Coordinator to Executive Assistant to the Directors… Sheri does it all! She efficiently runs our office, schedules clients, makes travel arrangements, answers our phones and generally makes your experience with us inviting, safe and comfortable.

Sheri and her husband, Dave, are great parents to their three sons and wiener dog, Maggie, wonderful grandparents to their three grandsons, and live in Carver, Minnesota.

Randy Evert, Director of Marketing & Product Development

Randy Evert, Director of Marketing & Product Development

Randy has an extensive background in marketing, brand development and product licensing which has proven to be beneficial in the rebranding of Faithful & True, the creation of our website and the on-going development of the healing resources by Mark & Debbie Laaser.

Randy creates Faithful & True’s marketing materials, writes Faithful & True’s monthly newsletter, The Recovery Report, and serves as producer and co-host of THE MEN OF VALOR PROGRAM, our weekly online radio show/podcasts.

Randy and his wife, Cindy, live in Minnetrista, Minnesota and are the proud parents of two sons and their four Birman cats, Chester, Murphy, Sophia and Jasper.

Peg Kirkvold, Accounts Manager

Peg Kirkvold, Accounts Manager
Peg Kirkvold is Faithful & True’s Accounts Manager taking care of our clients’ billing and financial issues. Peg provides great customer service to our clientele and can answer any questions you may have regarding billing for services and workshop registration details.

Peg and her husband, Bill, live in Chanhassen, Minnesota.