Our Board Members


Jean Aggerbeck

Jean Aggerbeck

Jean serves on the board as President. She attended St. Olaf College and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education from Carthage College. She served on the board of directors and was the Executive Director of Reachout Pregnancy Center in Tucson, Arizona. She was the founder and site leader of the Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in Tucson, Arizona and organized a regional Rachel's Vineyard Conference featuring Theresa and Kevin Burke. She has been a small business owner. Jean feels called to serve in the Rachel's Vineyard ministry. Her desire is to see men and women healed from the pain of a past abortion and come to the knowledge, love and mercy of Jesus Christ.

Jean serves on the board as President. She attended St. Olaf College and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Education from Carthage College. She served on the board of directors and was the Executive Director of Reachout Pregnancy Center in Tucson, Arizona. She was the founder and site leader of the Rachel's Vineyard Retreats in Tucson, Arizona and organized a regional Rachel's Vineyard Conference featuring Theresa and Kevin Burke. She has been a small business owner. Jean feels called to serve in the Rachel's Vineyard ministry. Her desire is to see men and women healed from the pain of a past abortion and come to the knowledge, love and mercy of Jesus Christ.


Victoria Newcome Johnson

Victoria Newcome Johnson

Victoria is the Vice President of Board. She is an attorney who served as the administrator and Director of Parish Life at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Minneapolis. Her legal experience includes prosecution, private practice in the areas of insurance defense and family law, and civics education. As a past Rachel's Vineyard retreatant, she is committed to the mission and the work of the organization.

Victoria is the Vice President of Board. She is an attorney who served as the administrator and Director of Parish Life at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Minneapolis. Her legal experience includes prosecution, private practice in the areas of insurance defense and family law, and civics education. As a past Rachel's Vineyard retreatant, she is committed to the mission and the work of the organization.


Patty Washatka

Patty Washatka

Patty joined the Rachel’s Vineyard board in March 2014 and was elected to serve as Treasurer in October 2014. Patty is currently a Vice President for a global financial services company in charge of expense management. She has held multiple positions over a 30-year career and has experience in audit, accounting operations, internal control, and financial reporting. Patty is as active member of her parish, St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN, where she serves as chairperson of the stewardship council and loves serving at mass in the liturgical ministries. Patty is grateful for the privilege to serve on the board as it allows her to experience more deeply the healing power of God’s mercy.

Patty joined the Rachel’s Vineyard board in March 2014 and was elected to serve as Treasurer in October 2014. Patty is currently a Vice President for a global financial services company in charge of expense management. She has held multiple positions over a 30-year career and has experience in audit, accounting operations, internal control, and financial reporting. Patty is as active member of her parish, St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael, MN, where she serves as chairperson of the stewardship council and loves serving at mass in the liturgical ministries. Patty is grateful for the privilege to serve on the board as it allows her to experience more deeply the healing power of God’s mercy.


Lisa Bursey

Lisa Bursey

Lisa serves on the board as Secretary. She is a high school graduate with some college background and has worked in the corporate business world for over 25 years. She also serves as secretary for her homeowner's association. She is a strong supporter of the mission of Rachel's Vineyard.

Lisa serves on the board as Secretary. She is a high school graduate with some college background and has worked in the corporate business world for over 25 years. She also serves as secretary for her homeowner's association. She is a strong supporter of the mission of Rachel's Vineyard.


Felicie (Fe) Mahler

Felicie (Fe) Mahler

Felicie is one of the founding members of the board. Ms. Mahler is a career executive assistant and works for a Fortune 100 company. She holds the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) designations. She attended Louisiana State University. She has served in the roles of Treasurer and Secretary for the MN-ND-SD Division of International Association of Administrative Professionals, and Chapter President, where she won the Distinguished Chapter Presidents' Award 3 times for membership recruitment and for successfully establishing a new chapter. She is a strong supporter of the mission of Rachel's Vineyard.

Felicie is one of the founding members of the board. Ms. Mahler is a career executive assistant and works for a Fortune 100 company. She holds the Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) designations. She attended Louisiana State University. She has served in the roles of Treasurer and Secretary for the MN-ND-SD Division of International Association of Administrative Professionals, and Chapter President, where she won the Distinguished Chapter Presidents' Award 3 times for membership recruitment and for successfully establishing a new chapter. She is a strong supporter of the mission of Rachel's Vineyard.


Danya Spencer

Danya Spencer

Danya joined the board of Rachel's Vineyard in 2014. She brings with her marketing/small business experience as a self-employed Realtor for 19+ years as well as considerable volunteer/fundraising experience in the community, arts, education and church sectors serving on boards and committees over the years. Danya's own connection with Rachel's Vineyard began the healing and acceptance process, and she feels anyone suffering with guilt and shame deserves the loving, spiritual healing, forgiveness... and hope that Rachel's Vineyard offers.

Danya joined the board of Rachel's Vineyard in 2014. She brings with her marketing/small business experience as a self-employed Realtor for 19+ years as well as considerable volunteer/fundraising experience in the community, arts, education and church sectors serving on boards and committees over the years. Danya's own connection with Rachel's Vineyard began the healing and acceptance process, and she feels anyone suffering with guilt and shame deserves the loving, spiritual healing, forgiveness... and hope that Rachel's Vineyard offers.




Past Board Members


Jacob Knadle

Jacob was one of the founding members of the board and served from June 2010 to January 2014. He is an attorney, licensed to practice in the state of Wisconsin and Minnesota and has his Masters Degree in Business Administration. He works in marketing for a local company. He is also active in volunteer work throughout the community and is a strong supporter of the mission of Rachel’s Vineyard.