Beth Andrew, LISW
"God has given me the gift of grace and it is my responsibility to also give this gift to all those I serve."
I am proud to be an adopted child and this experience is one of the reasons I entered and have stayed within the field of social work. I attribute my strength, honesty and dedication to the consistent love of my parents. I know I was given a gift when God choose my parents and have counted my blessings my entire life. I have been married to my handsome and loving husband for the past 26 years, and we have six fur babies (always looking to add more).
While I have spent the majority of my life in rural Iowa, I have taken advantage of multiple opportunities to live, serve and reside in large cities and foreign countries. I believe the largest growth takes place within the family and have dedicated my work the past 27 years to serving families through family therapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Functional Family Therapy. It is such a joy to witness families find hope within themselves and overcome their obstacles and realize they can be successful and thrive.
I feel my role as Executive Director is to support the work of everyone on the team. I know I cannot do my job without the talents, expertise and dedication of the Family Services/Wolfe Ranch staff. I am proud to lead a staff with over 65 years’ combined experience, each one with a focus on providing the highest quality service to every person who seeks our services. This staff has a love and vision to truly Serve as Christ Serves. What a blessing!
Masters in Social Work, University of Iowa
B.A. (Psychology) Central College (Pella, Iowa)
License and Certifications
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning Certification
Functional Family Therapy Site Lead
Experience and Training
"Everyone can change and anyone can affect change given the right help and opportunity".
I have been working in this field for over 20 years. Throughout that time I have had the opportunity to work in many different areas including juvenile residential, shelter care, day treatment, and In home counseling. Since coming to Quakerdale I have also done a wide variety of counseling including Behavioral Health Intervention Services, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and am currently working with a team doing in home services through Functional Family Therapy (FFT).
I stay pretty busy between work and spending time with my two kids that are 15 and 11. I also enjoy spending time out golfing, hunting, and fishing.
Masters in Secondary Education
B.A. (Sociology) South Dakota State University
Family Support Specialist
"I believe change is best implemented through encouragement and hope. I strive to be a family’s cheerleader, telling stories of perseverance and endurance. With hope and encouragement, a family is more likely to persevere, listen to suggestions, take healthy risks and chart their own road to success.
Even though I was born in Indiana and lived in San Diego to New York City, I decided to call Iowa my home. I am married to my wife, Tammy, and have four children who live in Iowa. Since I lived on a small farm, towns and cities, I understand there are different struggles for individuals and families. Since each person is unique, there needs to be a unique approach.
My diverse educational experience also enhances my ability to relate to people. I attended a high school of 2,500 students in San Diego and a college of 1,000 students in Virginia. All of my children attended a small school in Manning, Iowa.
My diverse work experience contributes to my ability to work with a wide range of individuals. Working at Shelters, residential treatment, and substance abuse centers has helped my ability to relate to families and individual in all walks of life.
To find out how Duane can assist you or your family, call 641-752-3912.
B.S. in Social Work
Eastern Mennonite College
Coach youth baseball and baseball
Youth Shelter Care in Fort Dodge, Ia.
Teen Challenge in Brooklyn, NY
House parent in Manning, Iowa
Residential Treatment Caseworker
I believe together we can formulate a pathway to your family’s success.