Biblical Family & Teen
Having the support, the push and the drive for children to have a purpose in today's society, Raivu really gives these children that option. To have a leader that understands and has real-life situations to relate shows these kids that there is more to life than what you would expect. -Ken
Who I am
I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin but was raised in the North woods in the Crivitz and Coleman area. That is where my love for hunting and fishing and the outdoors was born. An ideal day for me is on the water in my kayak, fishing, or in the woods where I can hang my hammock and build a fire.
After graduating from high school I entered the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer. I was able to travel the world and view different cultures first hand. It was a privilege to be stationed and live on the island of Okinawa, Japan for two years and engage in the culture through martial arts.
Soon after discharge from the Marine Corps I returned stateside to my hometown of Coleman, Wisconsin and built my house and married my love of today, Jodi Klepp. After 20 years, three amazing children and one grandson, my desire to work with children without a forever home, alongside foster and foster to adopt families are as strong as ever.
I have been working with teens and parents for 22 years. The first 10 years part-time and the last 12 years full-time in some capacity. I also have the honor of being an ordained pastor and life coach in this crazy awesome organization that God allowed my wife and I to be founders of.
Why Biblical Life Coaching?
2 Corinthians 3:16-17 NIV says,
“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
In one way or another we are all looking for that freedom. Especially if the veil in our lives keep us from being a healthy parent, spouse or an individual without our past story holding us back.
In my 20 plus yrs with working with teens, parents and families there is one thing I see being the most effective and that is the healing power of Jesus in our lives that will “take away the veil,” to deal with the things of our past and will bring us to that freedom that the verse above talks about.
It is an honor to walk along side you as we both work to use Gods Word as a blueprint to start your journey to improve your identity in Christ.
What are the goals of Life Coaching?
I believe we are meant to live life relationally. In our time together we will focus our attention on the what are believed to be the core 4 developmental needs of every human being; physical, spiritual, social/emotional, and educational.
Part of life coaching, I will show you and/or your child how to view themselves in a different light, create new thoughts, new habits, different values, help them find their identity, and live a happier life filled with PURPOSE!
I stand by theses four character traits:
Honesty - Be truthful about who you are, and be willing to make positive changes.
Courage - Be willing to do the right thing, even though you are fearful at the time.
Commitment - Be devoted to living a life of integrity.
Service - Be willing to make sacrifices for the well-being of others.
I believe that these four character traits are the foundation to tackling any obstacle that is in front of you.
Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians,
I can offer my time and experience to help you understand the challenges you're facing, and offer tools to help guide you to a safe and productive relationship with your child.