Public Speaking Engagements

Greater Minnesota Family Services' speakers give customized presentations that focus on the most important points for your group or organization.  To Learn more or to schedule a presentation or training please call:  320-214-9692 or contact our speakers directly as listed: 

Health and Program Management Topics

Presenter:  George Dubie, M.Div., M.S. Licensed Psychologist

Information about presentations on topics from George's recently published book, GETTING THE MOST AND GIVING THE MOST, Why Self-Help Books Don't Work, is available here.

George has over twenty years experience as co-founder and director of Greater Minnesota Family Services.  Prior to his work as CEO with GMFS, George provided services as a therapist, clinical supervisor, and program manager in a number of human service agencies, and served as pastor for several years in a parish in rural Minnesota.  George holds a Masters degree in Community Counseling from Mankato State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

George is married, has four children, and is a wellness nut, writer, and poet.  He has recently finished his first book, GETTING THE MOST, GIVING THE MOST, What Truly Motivates The Human Heart, -- a self help book about why self help books do not necessarily work.   

George is an inspirational speaker and guide with over 35 years experience of professional speaking.   He has recently presented workshops on material from his book and is excited about teaching on a variety of topics including those listed below. 

  • Care of the Soul
  • Care for the Caregiver (Self Care)
  • Wellness
  • Leadership
  • Self-Managing Teams
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Mental Health Issues of Children & Adults
  • Depression
  • Psychological Health


Contact George Dubie by phone: 320-214-9692, ext 115 or by email:



Early Childhood Development

Presenter: Lynn Herrick, M.S.,  L.P., L.M.F.T.


Presentations on Early Childhood Development focus on the interests of your group. This might include:  Brain development and how it affects the child’s ability to make good choices, biting, toileting, sleep, eating problems, kicking and hitting, or anything that deals with behavioral problems with the little ones.

Lynn Herrick has been an outpatient therapist and a consultant for Head Start for twenty-eight years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, in Psychology and a Master’s degree from University of Minnesota, Mankato in Community Counseling.   Over the last five years, Lynn has specialized in working with small children, particularly birth to age three.  Lynn was a charter member of the Minnesota Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health serving on the advisory board.  He is a member of the MN Department of Human Services Steering committee helping to develop the best format for delivering services to young children. He is a member of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health certification program through the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Lynn is a trainer for TACSEI through the MN Department of Education working within the school systems and Head Start to create the most effective environment to enhance children’s social and emotional skills.  He is a state trainer for the Early Childhood Services Intensity Instrument (ECSII) used to assess the best types of services needed for families.  Lynn has presented on early childhood mental health and social/emotional development for several state conventions and individual community presentations.


Contact Lynn Herrick at 320-214-9692, ext. 240 or by email:



Cultural Development and Mental Health Topics

Presenter:  Wendell Veurink, M.Div.


Wendell has a masters in divinity with counseling emphasis.   He has over 35 years experience working within the human service field and as a public speaker offering trainings on a variety of topics.   Wendell has provided mental health services with Greater Minnesota Family Services for the last twelve years.  He offers presentations on:

  • Poverty and its effects on children and families
  • The Circle of Courage
  • Crisis Intervention
  • “Rap” a reclaiming youth at risk curriculum


Contact Wendell Veurink at 320-214-9692, ext. 273 or by email: