Living in a house and family eerily like the one she grew up in, Collette is a mom, stepmom, pastor, writer, and social justice worker. She is married to Marrett (yes, our names rhyme), a wildlife research scientist who is in the process of becoming an ELCA pastor. They were married in 2014. With two split custody arrangements, their home sometimes contains two teenage girls and two 8 year old boys, along with one outspoken toddler who came along after this bunch got blended.
Collette is the associate pastor at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato, MN, and the Co-Executive Director of Connections Ministry, a collaborative of local churches serving those experiencing homelessness.