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Meet Lisa Welter

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The Katallasso Group

Lisa offices at:

She offers mediation services to families at her office, in a neutral location of a family's choice, or via Zoom. She can provide mediation for families beyond Minnesota.

Her specialty areas include complex and high-conflict families, teen/parent, child welfare or foster/kinship concerns, and marital dissolution.

Office Phone: 612-810-5923


Office Hours: M-F 8 am to 4 pm

Lisa's Perspective

  • She successfully raised kids through 150 court hearings spanning over 17 years. Her three kids are now young adults living independently.

  • She grew up in rural Minnesota, joined the Air Force (active duty at USAF Academy Emergency Room Medic), attended Seminary, and lives on a lake with her husband, Cary. They've been a blended family for almost 14 years.

  • Has overcome domestic violence, complex conflict, and grandparent litigation. 


  • She is a licensed pastor (Converge Baptist). 

  • She has professional and personal experience in child welfare.

Mediation Practice & Credentials

  • As the Founder of The Katallasso Group, Lisa teaches and prepares family mediators to join others in family conflict resolution. You can find her teaching classes and coaching the Restoring Home cooperative to design relevant content for families in court. 

  • Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership (2009 Bethel Seminary) & Doctoral Student in Leadership (2025 Bethel Seminary/University).

  • A Rule 114 Family Mediator since 2010.


  • Wrote  Restorative Family Mediation™ curriculum and coursework certified by MN SCA Rule 114. 

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