Gracefully going from victim to survivor to servant leader in the heartland
Who I Am
J.L. Tesch is a non-profit executive, speaker, author, and blogger. She loves sharing her life stories of growing up on a farm in southern Minnesota with anyone who will indulge her. She also enjoys helping others through telling her story of sexual assault and coming back stronger in life. J.L. has lived and worked in the seat of power, Washington, DC, but she finds her true power helping others back in the Heartland of the Midwest through her servant leadership. An unapologetic lover of county fairs, strong coffee, craft beer and University of Minnesota Golden Gopher sports she is the fifth generation to live on her family’s farm. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cats as well as attending live concerts. She is on the perpetual hunt to find the country’s best beef commercial (hot beef sandwich). It’s a Minnesota thing, dontcha know!