About Mediator Glen Bickford
I am different than many Minnesota mediation services. Trained as both a scientist and pastor and also highly trained in mediation, I bring a unique perspective to conflict resolution. I have been mediating with families since 1997. A Minnesota Qualified Neutral for many years (see here http://adr.courts.state.mn.us/adr/Adr_query.asp), I bring conflict resolution throughout much of the Minnesota Judicial System. I understand that divorce is sometimes necessary. I am divorced myself. I take time to get to know your situation in a free introductory visit.
Clear thinking and calm presence is important in stressful interpersonal situations. In my work I am balanced between a logical head and caring heart. Listening, empathy and emotional intelligence are second nature to me.
Skilled and experienced in conflict resolution, I work hard to reach settlement. I’ve lived with people from Africa, South America and Asia. I’ve been chaplain at Mayo to people from around the world. I understand our multicultural society yet I am smart enough to know my limits. In conflict, I also understand the differences that personality, age, education and lifestyle make. My strengths have often been pivotal in reaching agreement.
I understand church life. I have served as pastor and interim pastor to a dozen churches. As church consultant, I help with conflict resolution, and also mission statements, planning, congregational analysis, seminars, and staffing issues. I have many years experience training leaders, volunteers and developing youth and visitation programs.
I enjoy helping families with elder mediation issues. As a pastor and chaplain in nursing homes and hospitals my experience with hundreds of seniors is invaluable. I have consulted with dozens of families struggling with a family member’s end-of life issues. My work as ICU/ER chaplain with their loved one’s medical and life support issues has shaped who I am.
I am happy to help people who seek Minnesota family mediation services, divorce mediation, church and elder mediation. I work in the Twin Cities and throughout Southern Minnesota. I love Minnesota family mediation and church conflict resolution.Please contact me for a free consultation!