Becky Patton

Becky is a gifted, sought-after pastoral counselor, teacher and author. She is known for her unique ability to integrate spiritual truth with cutting-edge research and real-life experience. She speaks first-hand of finding powerful, practical and personal hope in seemingly hopeless circumstances, including the debilitating pain of sexual abuse and the hollow ache of low points in marriage.

As a pastor, teacher, wife of 30+ years, mother of two grown daughters and a dark chocolate connoisseur, Becky has spent many years ministering to and mentoring men and women from all stages of life.

Katherine Kelly

Katherine Kelly

After hearing Becky speak in one of her college classes, Katherine approached Becky and told her she’d like to someday work with Truessence. Just three years later, Katherine joined Truessence as our very own Community Manager.

If you’re interested in hosting a workshop, inviting Becky as a guest speaker, or learning more about Truessence, Katherine’s the one you want to speak with.

When Katherine isn’t coordinating the inter workings of Truessence, you’ll find her managing projects and events for a Minneapolis mobile app company or planning her and her husband’s next escape to the shores of Duluth.

Jim Mohs

Jim Mohs

Jim is one of the coolest Dads in town — or so his kids’ friends keep telling him. During his day job, he’s a whiz at creating new solutions and developing strategies.

Jim is a passionate advocate for the mission of Truessence, and the lasting impact it can have on entire families.

When given the opportunity to play or coach hockey with any one of his five family members, he’s been known to drop anything in order to be there.

Steve Wiens

Steve Wiens

Steve is a pastor, marathon runner, blogger, and an aspiring author.

His three boys are super human in every way, mostly in their ability to teach him how to take life less seriously. His wife Mary is the grounding influence, his best friend and the one that isn’t getting away.

Steve is passionate about seeing men and women working together and facing each other, in marriages as well as working relationships and friendships.

Larry Houk

Larry Houk

Larry has three amazing adult children and four even more amazing grandchildren. Like all true citizens of Lake Wobegon, his entire family is good looking and above average.

Larry is involved in Truessence because he deeply believes that healing for our society and churches will only come about once the fundamental relationships between women and men are restored.

By day, Larry is an attorney at law and is therefore always in search of the next best lawyer joke.

Diana Suedbeck

Diana Suedbeck

As a self-proclaimed creative show-off, Diana spends her mornings coffee drinking, afternoons enjoying cherry popsicles, and evenings biking the Minneapolis lakes.

For Diana, being involved with Truessence is as much an investment in others as it is an investment in herself; it’s a message that she will be seeking to live out for the rest of her life - in all relationships.

Diana is an eBay seller extraordinaire at a local non-profit specializing in hiring and serving individuals with barriers to employment.

Rick Patton

Rick Patton

As a teacher, sailor, and motorcycle enthusiast, Rick is one dynamic combination that you don’t want to miss. It‘s safe to say that Rick is Becky’s biggest fan of all time.

Early on in Becky’s journey, Rick sensed that the truths she was discovering about sexuality and spirituality were meant to be shared. His voice has been a strong advocate for Truessence since the very beginning.

When Rick isn’t off adventuring with his wife or dear friends, you’re sure to find him by the lake, watching the trains go by.

Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson

Jeff is a writer and spiritual father to countless men and women. Whether it’s an evening of playful banter with friends or a quiet moment accompanied by a savory bowl of pipe tobacco, Jeff is a profound moment cherisher.

He has been a faithful witness to Becky’s journey with Truessence since the very beginning. Jeff knows firsthand of how disordered sexuality can ruin lives, yet God promises to build upon ruins – just see Ezekiel 36.

Jeff is married to Lois, his best friend for life. Each of their six grandkids is an absolute delight.

Natalie Patton

Natalie Patton

A passionate donut-lover since birth, Natalie is a dreamer and traveler who absorbs the rich depth of the people and places she finds along the way.

She cares deeply about women learning to stand fully in the goodness and strength of their feminity.

Natalie is a writer, content strategist, and social media junky based in Seattle. Partnering with socially-minded companies gets her blood pumping and her imagination spinning.