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Mirror Images Retreats Staff and Group Leaders

Who am I? Why do I do this? How can I figure this out? Why do I still feel this way? How can I change?
You will like the person you find within the mirror!
Mirror Images is an exciting, challenging group program offering a guided personal journey helping you discover new hope and direction for your life. The leadership staff for Mirror Images are trained and experienced Christian individuals seeking to serve others. Their time and expertise is donated as gifts of ministry.

U.S. Mirror Images Contacts

Dr. Sonja Kvale

Author and developer, Dr. Sonja Kvale, PhD Pastoral Clinical Counselor is a licensed professional counselor from Bella Vista, AR. She has written, "Finding Hope, a Story of Neglect and Abuse with a Challenge for Caregivers" and The Mirror Images program. She is the executive director of sKKs, Inc. the non-profit corporation which financially undergirds the Mirror Images ministry. She presently is associated with Hilltop Seminary and Bible College, Fergus Falls, MN, and The College at the Crossings, Bella Vista, AR.

Karen Schoewe

Karen Schoewe grew up in Illinois and earned her BFA at Northern Illinois University. Karen is Co-founder and President of sKKs, Inc. Karen was trained as a Certified Hope Alive Counselor at Mt. Joy College in Victoria, BC, Canada. She has been leading group sessions since 2008.

Dale Kvale

Dale Kvale, MS, BS, has training in School Counseling and as a Hope Alive Counselor. He is a retired high school teacher of mathematics, media and golf coaching. Dale is a valuable asset in the staffing of Mirror Images Retreats for both men and women. Dale, who is Sonja's husband, works with her during the retreat sessions. They have two married children and eight living grandchildren.

Neil Charpentier

Neil Charpentier has a BA in accounting from The University of St Thomas. He was CEO of Transport Clearings, a national finance company for 20 years. He has done financial consulting and is currently involved with ICCO, supporting Chinese orphans and Mercy Smiles orphanage work in India. He has extensive world travel. Neil and Mary have 5 adopted children.

Mary Charpentier

Mary Charpentier graduated with a B.A. in social work from St. Catherine's University in St. Paul, MN, and also has a degree from Vision Bible College. Mary has traveled to twelve countries with the gospel of Jesus Christ, emphasizing evangelism, and orphanage ministry in India. Mary has also served on serveral ministries as prayer coordinator. She and her husband have been married over forty years. Mary and Neil have five children, two foster daughters, and nineteen grandchildren.

Ray Linebaugh

Ray Linebaugh has been serving the Lord in various locations and capacities: Disabled Veteran contacts; Prison evangelism; drama ministry; Celebrate Recovery leadership; Mirror Image program facilitator. Ray is married with children and grandchildren. Ray is located in Colorado.

Janna Ballard

Janna Ballard Pelican Rapids, MN., has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Moorhead State University. She and her husband were Directors of the ALPHA program at their church for 5 years, and she has led small groups in various ministries since 1998. Janna is trained as a Mirror Images small group leader. She serves on the Board of Directors and has worked with retreats in various leadership capacities since 2008. Janna and her husband have 4 living children.

International Mirror Image Contacts

John and Wendy Reaume

John Reaume John has been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1986. He earned his bachelor's degree in Bible/Arts from Tyndale Univerisity College and an MDiv from the International School of Theology. He has also taken doctoral level studies in New Testament at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. John has much cross cultural experience, having taught and ministered in Nigeria, West Africa for 17 years. He currently serves as Vice-Principal of the African Centre for Theological Studies. John's passion is seeing God change lives. He has worked with Dr. Kvale since 2005 and most recently with Mirror Image Retreats where he has seen people's lives changed. John resides in Victoria, Canada with his wife and their 8 children.

Wendy Reaume Wendy has been on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1986. She graduated from Tyndale University College with a Bachelor in Religious Education, and is working toward an Masters degree when family time allows. She manages their household and 8 children, in addition to counseling with John at Mirror Image Retreats and with speaking engagements. Wendy is committed to ministering through Mirror Image Retreats because she is committed to seeing people heal from the consequences of abuse and neglect.