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Jocelyn Medrek - Director of Operations

Jocelyn is a former elementary school teacher who has been working in the non-profit world for 13 years.  She has held the position of Program Manager for the WI Women's Health Foundation in Madison, Development Associate for Timber-lee Ministries, and is now Director of Operations/Program Logistics Manager at Great Marriages.  Jocelyn is married, has 2 children of her own, and 3 step-children.  She is passionate about keeping marriages healthy and families together, having experienced divorce and remarriage herself.  When not working, she enjoys reading, working out, and enjoying all the fun her family has living on Random Lake. 

 

 
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Elizabeth Schaffenburg - Program Coordinator

In her sixth year at Great Marriages, Elizabeth draws on experience having welcomed hundreds of couples seeking help to Great Marriages.  Before moving to Sheboygan, Elizabeth served in public relations positions in art museums and Congressional offices in D.C. In addition, she is a licensed attorney and has served as a legal representative for at-risk children and youth. She has volunteered on boards for Group Homes for minors who need supervision due to adverse childhood experience. After years of moving and multiple pastoral positions, she has developed a compassion to help and an ear to listen to those seeking help with their marriage. Elizabeth and her husband, an Episcopal priest, have two grown children and two grandchildren.

 

Winter Kohler - Digital Marketing & Events Coordinator

Winter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a degree in Sociology, and is certified in Human Resources and Event Planning. In her time before Great Marriages she gained extensive service industry and event planning experience. Before becoming a staff member here she volunteered planning our banquets, and joined the team officially in December of 2015. Winter serves as secretary for the board of the Wisconsin Military Network, and is actively involved with the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan (SEAS). In her free time she enjoys reading, watching sappy movies, and sailing. 


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Volunteer

With your help, we can lighten the load and enable Great Marriages to accomplish more with less.

 Volunteer Opportunities

  • Clerical work
  • Special events
  • Send out mailings
  • Fundraising
  • Childcare (during marriage mentoring sessions)
  • Lawn mowing (mower will be provided)
  • Snow shoveling
  • Janitorial services (amounts to about 3 hours per month)

 

Become a Mentor

The greatest untapped resource to save marriages is couples with solid marriages willing to invest in other couples by sharing their testimony and example.

We invite couples who are passionate about marriage to use their gifts, abilities, and life experience to come alongside and encourage couples to grow in their relationships with each other.

Mentoring couples see the benefits of giving their time to assist you in enriching your marriage. They are not paid staff members.

How Do I Become A Mentor

Most mentor couples do not recognize their potential to serve as mentors, but are identified by others as having a loving, committed marriage. Couples who feel called to serve as mentors are encouraged to visit Great Marriages at any time or to email info@great-marriages.org.

Prepare and Enrich

A mentor couple serves as a resource for couples who seek guidance and direction to address particular problems in marriage or a relationship. Mentors are trained in various skills like communication, problem solving, asking for forgiveness etc. They conduct numerous sessions with couples who request help. These sessions are designed to teach and allow practice in basic skills which enable them to openly communicate, and enrich, nurture, and build a life-long relationship.

Mentor Requirements

A mentor couple does not have to have a perfect marriage, but should be a couple who is willing to share their experience and dedication to a lifelong commitment with others. We ask that couples be married 20+ years and be willing to invest time and energy in helping other couples. Great Marriages trains and certifies all mentors and provides the space and resources to help others.

TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER PLEASE CONTACT 920.783.6142

OR INFO@GREAT-MARRIAGES.ORG