Ashok is the owner of YogaFit Studios in the Twin Cities. YogaFit's mission is to make yoga and fitness more accessible to everyone. Ashok has also worked in domestic and international retail for Target, UnitedHealth Group and Arthur Anderson. He is very active in the larger community and hosts frequent yoga events supporting local nonprofits.
Grieving parents became a priority in Kelly’s world in 2010 after the sudden death of her 12-year-old nephew, Carter. She brought her experience in events and fundraising to Faith’s Lodge in 2012 and now serves as their President and CEO. She was recognized in 2016 as a Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business honoree and was named by BizWomen as one of the “100 Women to Watch in the US.” Kelly is proud to serve on the board of The BeliEve Foundation and see the direct and lasting impact that their gifts bring to grieving families in Minnesota.
Rev. Dr. John Ross
John is the Executive Director of The Saint John's Bible Heritage Program. Prior to this, he served as the Sr. Minister of Wayzata Community Church, a 3,000-member congregation seeking to inspire the world with the inclusive love of Jesus. In his ministry, John is witness to the pain in people’s lives. The sudden death of his neighbor’s 9-year-old son motivates him to help anyone who suffers this unimaginable loss.
Gregory D. Soule
Greg is a real estate attorney with Malkerson Gunn Martin in Minneapolis. A committed, but imperfect, Christian, Greg and his wife have three adult children. He also had a younger brother with Downs Syndrome, who taught him patience, compassion for the less able, unconditional love, and what it’s like to ask God the “Why?” question.
As both a non- and for-profit entrepreneur, Kurt has built and led successful start-ups for much of his life. After experientially engaging thousands of church members to be a force for good with Upper Room, he founded Good Grocer where volunteers gain access to healthy foods at affordable prices and discover their gift for contributing. Kurt had the amazing privilege of baptizing Eve alongside Margo and Clark when she was born. That experience changed his life and has fueled a deep desire to practically help other families experiencing the pain of losing a child.
Kevin has worked in the manufactured housing industry since 1997. In 2016, he helped found Red Pine Communities, which owns and manages over 1500 affordable housing sites. Kevin has a passion for helping others. His older brother Brian was lost at birth and Kevin's parents didn't have access to grief support resources. Being part of The BeliEve Foundation is a true blessing for Kevin and gives light to his own family's loss.
"You were born silent. Perfect and beautiful. Still loved. Still missed. Still remembered. Everyday. Stillborn but Still born."
Nothing that can prepare a parent for when their child is stillborn. But as a society, we can be better prepared to help acknowledge their loss and give proper recognition to the birth of their child. Independently funded by our founders, Still Together is our initiative to working with parents and state leaders to ensure families in all states receive a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth that reflects a deeper understanding of and greater sensitivity towards this life-changing event.
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How to apply for Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth: MDH Application for CBRS