Our Mission

TLC of Hastings Pregnancy Resource Center is a ministry that serves our community by providing life-affirming pregnancy and parenting education and support.

TLC of Hastings equips teens and young adults with the tools they need to gain control over their future and make wise lifestyle choices. We encourage them to build character, become self aware and develop mutual respect in relationships. This is provided by counseling, multi-media resources and referrals.


Ways to Help

History

Hastings Total LifeCare was started in 2008 by a group of individuals who wanted to reach out to individuals and familes in crisis pregnancies. We opened our doors on March 2, 2009 to offer hope, help and respect to everyone who comes through our doors. We have a staff of 3 individuals, but rely primarily on our volunteers who answer a call to serve our clients and their children, born and unborn.

Through the support of individual donor, businesses, the community, and churches we added ultrasound services in November of 2010, again offering it at no cost to our clients. Research shows that 90% of women who see their unborn baby through ultrasound, choose life. What's even more interesting is that as much as 99% of men who see their unborn child on ultrasound advocate for the life of that child.

We go beyond the walls and doors of our center to educate and encourage better life choices for our youth. We have a great impact in schools and church youth groups with education on sexually transmitted diseases and their consequences, and the message of abstinence until marriage, encouraging young people that they are worth the wait.

Partners

Total Life Care of Hastings is proud to have the following groups, businesses, and organizations as sponsors. Our doors stay open to provide support and resources because of your ongoing support.

If your organization would like to find out more about sponsorship please contact us.


Become a Partner

If you would like to partner with us, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.

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Board of Directors

Daniel Millard

President

Daniel moved to Hastings with his wife in early 2015, and came to TLC through his search for effective, salvative volunteer work. He works as an IT Project Manager for Ecolab USA and is a parishioner of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Daniel and his wife welcomed their first child in September of 2017, and are hoping for several more. He joined the TLC Board of Directors in October of 2015, and currently serves as its president. Serving on the Board has proved to be a good outlet for Daniel's energy and talents, and he is grateful to be a part of TLC's ministry.

 

Tracy Steiner

Vice President

Tracy and her husband John have lived in Hastings since 1995 and raised their three grown children here. Tracy has a degree in dental hygiene from Marquette University. She works occasionally as a substitute teacher at SEAS school and spends her time working out at the Y, volunteering at SEAS church, Meals on Wheels, and other organizations. She also enjoys spending time at the cabin, traveling, reading, and watching sports. She's excited about being on the TLC board because she is an advocate of the unborn and has been a supporter of the center for many years. She is happy to be able to help with the mission of TLC.

Kristi Bauer

Secretary

Kristi and her husband Adam moved to Hastings in 2016 after living in Bloomington, MN for 4 years. They are a family "in-waiting" as they await God's match in adopting their first child. Kristi serves as the Director of Christian Education at Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN working children, youth and families. As part of her job and calling Kristi enjoys walking alongside youth and their parents to encourage and integrate faith into home life and families.  In her free time Kristi enjoys playing piano, baking, and crafting pinterest creations.

Jerome Bambenek

Treasurer

Jerry and his wife Mary Ann have two grown children, Father Joseph and Catherine Santini. plus four grandchildren. Jerry is the Organization Treasurer and is involved in a number of other organizations including member of SEAS Parish, Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus Hastings Council, and Membership Secretary for the Minnesota International Harvester Collectors Club. He is semi-retired from a career in Agricultural Business Accounting. He feels blessed to be part of the TLC Board.

Lana Adams-Herr

Board Member

Lana moved from Iowa to Hastings with her family in 2015. She is a former social worker who enjoys giving back to her community. In Hastings, she enjoys volunteering for her church, Grace Hospice, co-facilitating a GriefShare group and serving on the board of TLC. In Iowa, her volunteerism included serving as a 4-H leader, church volunteer, nursing home volunteer, Bible School teacher, hospice volunteer and the Family and Children’s Council Board of Directors.

Her family is husband Galen and daughter, Maggie. Her family has been blessed by adoption, as their daughter Maggie was adopted from Russia at age 4. Lana would like use her passion for adoption in relevant ways at TLC.  She is very impressed by the quality of the TLC staff and board members and looks forward to continuing to help make positive things happen at TLC. She feels extremely blessed to be with TLC. 

Ali Fairbanks

Board Member & Fundraising Committee chair

Ali is a lifelong resident of Hastings and is an active member of Christ's Family Church in Hastings. Ali is married to Derek Fairbanks and they have a daughter, Elowyne. Ali enjoys helping others in her community, baking, and spending time with friends and family. She is so excited to be on the board of TLC of Hastings!

 

John Fasbender

BOARD MEMBER

John & his wife (Terry) reside in Hastings and have 4 adult children + 3 grand children. John is a life-long resident of Hastings and of St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. John retired from 3M Company in 2008, and has been consulting in the IT Project Management area and operates a Tax Preparation business locally.
John has always had a deep respect for life and is honored to be a part of the Total Life Care board.

 

Joe Caturia

Board Member

Joe and his wife Kay are life long residents of Hastings, except for 4 years in Alaska. We have 3 children, William, Hannah and Jack.  After attending a couple of TLC Galas and supporting TLC financially, I felt that there was more that I could do. As a board member I see more of what the center does for the community and young women in need of love and support and feel blessed to be a part of it.  I am passionate about the sanctity of life and I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve on the board.

Bob Caturia

Board Member

Bio coming soon.

Laura Lauber

Board Member

Laura moved to Hastings from Wichita, KS in 2015. She is an active parishioner at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. Laura has been married to her husband, Kason for 14 years and they have 3 children: Luke, Khloe, and Liam. Laura enjoys volunteering at her church and in the community, cooking, and exercising. After volunteering with her MOMS group at TLC and seeing the amazing work that happens at the center, she applied to be on the board of directors. She feels very blessed to have been accepted and looks forward to serving TLC in that capacity.

Katie Starkson

Board Member

Katie attended Concordia University-St. Paul and studied Business Marketing. She works part-time with her husband, Jesse at their funeral home in Hastings. When she is not working at the funeral home, she spends the days with their son, Declan. She enjoys being involved with the Hastings Rivertown Lion's Club, volunteering at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, rollerblading, boating and volunteering at other organizations in the Hastings area. After Katie attended her first Gala, she was moved by the staff and everything TLC has to offer. She is grateful to be given the opportunity to serve on the TLC Board and help it continue to grow in a positive and welcoming environment.

Andrea Kullmann

Executive Director

Andrea joined TLC of Hastings as the first Executive Director in 2009. Andrea and her husband Todd have four grown children and two grandchildren. Prior to becoming the Executive Director for TLC, Andrea volunteered at Birthright for 14 years. Andrea’s biggest reward is in seeing the transformation that happens when someone discovers the love and truth of Christ. Andrea has been active in the community by serving on the Community Education Board of Directors, Women for Hastings, Regina Trustee Board of Directors and teaching religion at St. John’s Catholic Church in Vermillion. In 2012, Andrea was awarded the “Champions of Life” Award by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for her work in defending life. 

Dr. Mona Roach M.D.

Medical Director

Bio coming soon.

Fr. Michael Barsness

Spiritual Director

Father Michael Barsness grew up in Northfield Minnesota. He attended Dana College in Blair Nebraska and Majored in Youth Ministry and religion.  After a year in manufacturing he heard the call from the Lord and entered St. Paul Seminary where he was ordained in 2014.  While in College he had experience campaigning for life in South Dakota door to door. Later, in seminary, he would pray the rosary in front of the Ford Parkway abortion clinic. Father Barsness is currently the associate priest at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish in Hastings and was asked to join the board as a spiritual director.   

Father Barsness said the following about serving with and alongside the board “I know that supporting life in the womb has to be holistic and that many women and men are victims of a culture that denies them good social and moral training. I love the mission of TLC in Hastings because it really cares about the women, men and children it serves.  TLC understands that the contraceptive attitude is really harmful to society as a whole and ultimately destroys an act that expresses the total self-giving love between married men and women.  I look forward to directing and supporting the Board in whatever way God calls me.  Come Holy Spirit!”