Our team combines deep knowledge of naturopathic health practices with more than 25 years of experience in traditional medical fields. At Rapha Health & Wellness, we care about you and your health. Our team offers a wide range of naturopathic products and services. We specialize in thermography or DITI (digital infrared thermal imaging), the best option for early breast cancer detection, as well as other safe, non-invasive natural health services.
A Note from Kimberly:
When I was a young nurse in my early twenties, an elderly patient looked at me and said, “Honey, enjoy these years, because the golden years aren’t golden.” Over the last 25 years as nurse, that statement has stayed with me, and I’ve asked myself why that is.
I’ve worked with many people, young and old, who felt much older than they actually were. Over the years, I realized that simply administering symptom-suppressing medications did little to return my patients to a healthy life. This began my journey to discover what works with the body’s natural systems to help people truly get better so they can enjoy their golden years.
My philosophy: I believe that our bodies are amazing instruments. The more I work with helping the body to heal itself, I am certain that an amazing Creator designed us with intention. The body has the ability to heal itself once we give it what it needs. Our body speaks to us through the symptoms we experience. We need to listen to what it is saying.
~ Kimberly Potter
No stranger to the health care industry, Kimberly Potter opened Rapha Health & Wellness in January of 2013 with the mission of educating her clients and helping them return to a healthy lifestyle.
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BSN, DHS, CCT, CNHP
Kimberly is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Public Health Certificate (1989). Kimberly has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including cardiac care, after-hours triage nursing, and home care for Park Nicollet Health Systems. She worked as a Direct Care manager for a local home care agency.
For many years, Kimberly has worked one week and several weekends a year as a camp nurse to help children attend camp at a reduced cost. She has numerous certifications as a Faith Community nurse, Master Herbalist, Digestive Health Specialist, Nutritional Counselor, Certified Clinical Thermographer, and numerous others.
She loves spending time with her family going boating, fishing, and four wheeling, reading, and enjoy the outdoors. She entered the natural health realm after struggling with health issues in her family. She is happily married to her husband Todd of 23 years, and has four children and two grandchildren.
Favorite Book: Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Favorite State Fair Food: Fudge Puppies
Business Development Manager
Nicole is the Business Development Manager at Rapha Health and Wellness. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. Nicole’s passion lies within the health and wellness industry. She is also a Living Wellness Facilitator, and a NETA certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor and has been teaching a variety of different class formats since 2014. Nicole is excited to inspire others to live healthy life styles and meet their health and wellness goals through focusing on whole body wellness. She's excited to be launching and leading Rapha's Wellness/Weight Loss Program in the very near future!
In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with her friends and family including her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time outdoors and at the cabin going fishing, four wheeling, boating etc. Nicole also devotes a lot of her free time to health-related activities such as group fitness classes, training, running, hiking, etc.
Favorite Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and reputable fitness readings such as "Living Wellness" by Ashley Darkenwald
Favorite State Fair Food: Cheese Curds and Tom Thumb Mini Donuts
Katie has worked for Rapha Health & Wellness since 2015 and enjoys helping clients reach their health and wellness goals. She received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing and is continuing her education at Bemidji State University in pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Science degree.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hiking, camping, and running, but most of all, spending time with her wonderful husband and sweet border collie, Elsa.
Born and raised in Minnesota, Katie and her husband currently live in New Hope.
Favorite Book: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Favorite State Fair Food: Sweet Martha's cookies
Jeanne Laitinen is a retired missionary who continues to serve the Lord through women’s mentoring, Bible studies and prayer group ministry. Jeanne inspires all with her devotion to her faith, her gentle heart and wisdom based on years devoted to reading the Word, service to others and prayer. With her husband, Del, Jeanne answered the call to ministry over 45 years ago when they served as missionaries overseas to the U.S. military and families in Germany. Afterwards, Jeanne and Del served as board members for church plants in Buffalo and Hanover and were involved in the ministries at various churches in Minneapolis and Maple Grove.
Jeanne recently fulfilled her life’s goal to self-publish her life story for her family and friends as a testimony of how her Lord has always been faithful and continues to walk beside her through good times and life’s valleys.
Believing in the power of a prayerful life, Jeanne often quotes John 15:7: “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will done for you.” Jeanne, a lifelong Minnesota resident, lives in Maple Grove.
Favorite Book:The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
Favorite State Fair Food: I'm Norwegian so fresh cream puffs made with fresh whipping cream. Oh my!