My Profile

First Name
Last Name
Organization Website
Cell Phone
Do you offer your services online or only in-person?
Online offered
Please list any comments about offering services online or in person
Mediator can host a mediation on a Zoom platform. Breakout rooms are used when needed for caucuses. Zoom allows document sharing.
Counties Served
Weekdays: Monday to Friday, 8 – 5 p.m. Weekends: Saturday by appointment and Nights: by appointment
641 40th St. S.E. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
1 conference room
Handicap Accessible
Parking Options
Types of Mediation Cases Desired
Family: All Issues, Family: Child Custody/Visitation, Property/Assets/Alimony/Support Where parties find that they cannot communicate with each other without hostility, I offer a communication training program which has been scientifically studied and proven effective to reduce hostility and promote productive communication. Probate: I help settle family disputes and develop family settlement agreement. I can arbitrate or mediate disputed claims against the estate.
Allows Attorneys at Mediation
Comments on allowing attorneys at mediation
Attorneys are welcome to attend. However, most clients wish to avoid the extra cost and will have their attorneys available by phone or will reserve an issue to consult with their attorney between mediation sessions.
Allows Third Parties at Mediation
Comments on allowing third parties at mediation
If a party wants a third party to attend mediation, the mediator should be alerted in advance. In most cases the mediator will require that both parties agree to the presence of the third party and the extent to which a third party can participate.
Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator
Comments on Profession
I help transform conflict into conversation and conversation into agreement.
Associate 1978 Religion, Christ For Nations Bible Institute Bachelor 1982 Psychology, Business Central College J.D. 1985 Law, University of Iowa
Areas of Training
Divorce and Family Mediation Training. 40 hours. Additional training concerning: a) high conflict, domestic abuse and personality disorders in mediation; b) effect of divorce on children; c) Peacemaking theory and applications; d) Training for Commercial Arbitration to become a rostered arbitrator with FINRA; e) Peacemakers Mediation training for all types of disputes (40+ hours) and f) Mediation and arbitration training for personal injury cases.
Work Experience
Pastor, Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator (approved arbitrator for FINRA)
Spoken Languages
Date of Initial Mediation Training
June 2001, 40 hours -- American Acad. Of ADR
Mediation Training Hours
Mediation Fees/Charges
$200.00 Per Hour split by both parties (minimum two hours per session) Administrative Fee: $25.00 each side for first session only. If a party is facing severe financial hardship I offer a sliding scale in family law cases with each side paying an hourly rate equal to 4 times that person’s hourly wage up to a maximum of $100 an hour. Unemployed pay $20 an hour. For counties, except Linn County, payment for a session must be paid in advance and arrive in the mediator’s office before a mediation will take place.
Settlement Conference Mediator?
Mediation Prep Session Attorney?
MSEI Roster Mediators are professionals who meet the Requirements for 6th Judicial District Roster Mediators.
Mediation Services of Eastern Iowa

319-248-1940 |
509 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240