About Us

Mission and Background

Families & Individuals Sharing Hope, or FISH, has been formed in Scott County with a mission to partner together to meet human need so that individuals will be able to live healthy, transformed lives.

When your organization doesn’t have immediate access to the necessary resources to help someone who is in need, the FISH Partner Network is your answer.

Our FISH Partner Network works togther to connect needs, tackle issues, and build our capacity to assist those in crisis.

Through our FISH Partner Network our partners have another tool to help them in fulfilling their own organizational mission.

The FISH concept may be simple but just ask someone who is in crisis, the life problems of those in need are not.

Who are we?

FISH Partners are representatives of the Faith Community, local government and education entities, service organizations and nonprofits, and businesses which serve Scott County residents and agree that by partnering together we can meet human need in our community.

Board of Directors

Tom Christie, Chair, Hosanna Church

Stacy Crakes, One Stop Shop

Jake Johnson, Treasurer, New Market Bank

Jon Ulrich, Chair, Scott County


Ron Brist, Friendship Church

Nancy Martin, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community

Board of Directors

Jane Wiley, Community (At-Large)

Sue Miller, St. Francis

Pam Selvig, Scott County Human Services Director

Dave Beer, Ex Officio Commissioner

Sarah Gavert, Hope Lutheran Church

Terry Hassan, CAP Agency

Rachel Welch, Community (At-Large)

Cara Madsen, Scott County Volunteer Coordinator

FISH Staff

Bethany Tjornhom, Executive Director

 Jeanne Kubes, Program Coordinator

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