Our assessment team

Meet our experienced team

At Fairview Ministerial Health and Leadership Resources (MHLR), our ministerial health assessments are done by a four-person multidisciplinary team which includes a psychiatrist, two psychologists/pastoral therapists and a licensed independent clinical social worker.

Gordon A. Braatz

Braatz_Gordon_headshotGordon has served on the MHLR assessment team since 2006 as the team psychologist and interpreter of psychological testing. Gordon is an ordained minister in the ELCA, served as a parish pastor for 30 years concurrent with psychology positions, holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Minnesota. He is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a member of the American Psychological Association and Academy of Clinical Psychology. In addition to extensive experience providing evaluation and treatment services, Gordon has served as an accreditation reviewer of doctoral and post-doctoral training programs in psychology.

J. Colleen Breen

Breen_Colleen_headshotColleen has served on the MHLR assessment team since 2004. She introduces the assessment process and discusses family history. Colleen served as behavioral services liaison at University of Minnesota Medical Center for 11 years and as a clinical psychotherapist with Fairview Behavioral Services for17 years. She has maintained a private practice in psychotherapy for 16 years and served as chaplain/director of pastoral care at Mercy Medical Center and as an individual and group therapist at WomanWell, an international center for religious women. She has a master’s degree and is licensed in Minnesota as an independent clinical social worker; she’s also certified in Gestalt therapy.

Williams Davis

Davis_William_headshotBill has served on the MHLR assessment team since 1991 as both medical director and team psychiatrist. He has a D.O. degree with a specialty in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. Bill began his professional career in ministry serving three years as a parish pastor before focusing on chaplaincy and then training as a physician. He holds advanced status in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). Bill is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry. He served as director of Child-Adolescent Behavioral Services at University of Minnesota Medical Center and has a private practice in psychiatry.

Paul Erickson

Erickson_Paul_headshotPaul has served on the MHLR assessment team since 2006. As a team psychiatrist, Paul focuses on psychiatric and medical issues. He holds an M.D. with a specialty in psychiatry and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Paul served as the assistant administrator of Minnesota Manor Health Care Center. He provided inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care with both Northern Pines Mental Health Center and St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minn. He was in private practice in Edina, Minn. Prior to his current position with the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis. Paul is the son of an ELCA pastor.

John P. Martinson

Martinson_John_headshotJohn works with Judicatory executives on their referral of pastors, discusses and schedules the assessment with pastors and other church leaders who have been referred, and conducts a comprehensive review of experience in ministry. (See more biographical details here.)

If you have questions, contact John Martinson, program director, 612-706-4558.
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