Pang Foua Rhodes, Spiritual Life Director

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“Nothing gets me more excited than seeing people grow in their relationship with God. As a student of human behavior and interpersonal relationships, I am passionate about helping people connect with God and others in authentic and life-transforming ways. Being an integral part of RiverLife’s Prayer & Healing Ministry, leadership development, and pastoral care means that I get to live out my passion while being stretched—definitely my ‘sweet spot’.”

Pang Foua was born in Laos and immigrated to the U.S. with her family when she was a little girl. Growing up in an immigrant Hmong home and church community while learning to acculturate to Western educational and cultural systems, Pang Foua is uniquely bicultural in language facility and worldview perspectives.

Pang Foua and Pastor Greg have been married for 24 years and have lived in the Twin Cities for 17 years.

Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Argosy University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, where she specializes in premarital and couples therapy, spiritual development, and immigrant mental health. She has a doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. She serves on the Board of Trustees at Crown College and regularly speaks at churches, women’s groups, and non-profit organizations.

Over the years, she has hosted a Hmong call-in radio program and a series of Hmong-language public health talk shows on local access television. One of her more popular teachings on YouTube is: "Secrets from "the Other Woman: What Wives Can Do to Create a Healthy Marriage" from the 2013 Empowering Hmong Women's Conference.