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

Mark R. Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. is the President and Founder of Faithful & True and the host of The Men of Valor Program, Faithful & True’s online radio show. Dr. Laaser is nationally recognized as the leading authority in the field of sexual addiction and healthy sexuality with over 29 years of recovery experience. Mark has written fifteen books on the subject of sexual addiction, including his groundbreaking book, Healing The Wounds of Sexual Addiction, Becoming a Man of Valor, Taking Every Thought Captive, 7 Principles of Highly Accountable Men and the recently-released, The Fight of Your Life, with Dr. Tim Clinton.. Dr. Laaser lectures around the world and teaches at colleges, universities, religious organizations and treatment centers. He holds a Ph.D.from the University of Iowa and a divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.
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.

Mark and Debbie are the proud parents of three grown kids and 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 co-facilitator of the workshops with 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, MA, 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.

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, with Dr. Mark Laaser, our weekly online radio show/podcasts.

Randy and his wife, Cindy, live in Eden Prairie, 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.