July 2021 : Welcome, Lennett Lerch, FNP-BC!

By now, many of you have already met our newest NAPM provider, LennettLerch, FNP-BC. If not, let me let her introduce herself to you right now…

Hello everyone. My name is Lennett Petersen Lerch, a new nurse practitioner joining the NAPM team. A little bit about me…

I was born and raised in a small farming community in Iowa. After high school, I joined the Air Force and was commissioned through the Air Force Academy. The highlight of my AF career was flying KC-135 tankers in Desert Shield & Desert Storm. Serving in the Air Force taught me commitment, loyalty and the quality of service before self.

Leaving the Air Force in 1999 allowed me to focus my time and energy on being a wife and a mother to my 5 beautiful boys. In truth, motherhood is immensely rewarding and at times a challenge. My boys teach me every day how to be a better version of myself. They teach me lessons like…. what it means to be compassionate and above all else the meaning of “Unconditional Love”.

A career in nursing has been a passion of mine for a very long time, at least over a decade. In 2009, when my youngest started school, I was blessed to use my VA benefits to attain both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nursing. For the first 6 years of my nursing career, I worked as an RN at both St. Elias and Providence Hospitals. From there, it feels like Divine Intervention led me to Northern Anesthesia and Pain Medicine clinic.

I cherish being part of the NAPM family, and “showing the Love of Christ to all who enter”, the vision started by Dr. McAnally over 8 years ago. What does healing look like for you? And for me? Well, Jesus knows. The NAPM compass points North, towards Him. I believe by using the biopsychosocial-spiritual model, we can help identify areas of pain in our life where we all lack wholeness. We can partner together, pray together and hopefully even laugh together in the lifelong journey to wellness.