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Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.

Faculty

Renee Clark

Renee Clark

Adjunct Faculty | r-clark@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Renee currently practices midwifery full-time in a free standing birth center. For the past 10 years she has worked alongside women and children both stateside and abroad, living in Costa Rica for several years. She has experience in both hospital and out-of-hospital birth and believes that every woman deserves equitable access to high-quality, holistic care.

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

Dawn Dahlgren-Roemmich

Clinical Director and Adjunct Faculty | dawn-roemmich@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2017

Research interests include waterbirth vs conventional birth and the outcome differences

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Paige Hardy

Adjunct Instructor | p-hardy@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Paige practices full scope midwifery in a rural critical access hospital in western Minnesota. She has been a Nurse-Midwife for 16 years, all at the same clinic. She also works for Mahube-Otwa, a family planning clinic serving residents of western Minnesota.

Lillian Medhus

Lillian Medhus

Adjunct Instructor | lim96498@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2020

Lillian is passionate about the midwifery model of care- listening to women and honoring their autonomy. Her specific interests include trauma informed care, mental health, and reducing health disparities and violence against women. She hopes to help students begin to develop their midwifery practice in a way that will honor the people they serve and improve the health of their communities.

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Alison Meyer

Adjunct Faculty | alison-meyer@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2018

Currently practicing as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Tri-County Health Care in rural central Minnesota. Interests include pediatrics and preventative care.

Julie Ann Vingers

Julie Ann Vingers

Associate Professor of Nursing | j-vingers@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2011

Dissertation research on lateral violence in nursing and nursing education. Nursing experience in Mental Health and Maternal-Child nursing. Fifteen years spent working as Certified Nurse Midwife serving a diverse population of women. Currently teaching in the M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery program

Jane Wrede

Jane Wrede

Program Director, Associate Professor of Nursing | j-wrede@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Reproductive Health Topics, Advanced Practice Nurses in Rural Practice, and Nursing Education Program Development.

Katrina Wu

Katrina Wu

Nurse-Midwifery Instructor | katrina-wu@bethel.edu | Started at Bethel: 2014

Katrina is a practicing, full-scope nurse-midwife with experience in home and birth center birth and developing women’s healthcare services. Her clinical interests include family planning, integrative medicine, improving racial and cultural diversity among midwives, and increasing access to midwifery care in underserved communities.

Nurse-Midwife Accreditation and Program Goals

The midwifery program at Bethel University is fully accreditated by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME),

For information about accreditation please contact ACME directly. 

Phone: 240.485.1802, acme@acnm.org, www.midwife.org/acme
8403 Colesville Road, Suite 1550
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6374

For information about requirements or to apply to our program please contact Jane Wrede at j-wrede@bethel.edu

Learn more about the Midwifery program's goals, outcomes, and graduate performance on certification exams.

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