Carrie Reichartz is an author, speaker, international traveler mainly to Mombasa, Kenya. She is a wife, a mom, and step-mom. She works with grassroots non-profit organizations, Operation Give Hope and Manna Worldwide.
Lots of trips abroad dealing with government officials, lawyers, psychologists, and others across culture gives Carrie a lot of perspective.
As a lawyer she has extensive of experience in:
* family law both collaborative divorce and tradition and paternity actions
* Guardian ad Litem for children
* Setting up numerous non-profit organizations, both domestic and international.
* Voted Rising Star in Milwaukee Magazine in the area of family law by her lawyer peers.
Spent seven years running a home childcare business after her first trip to Kenya in 2008 when she came home and shut down her law practice immediately. After another trip to Kenya in 2014, during the Ebola frenzi, her childcare closed and is now writing and speaking full-time to raise awareness of life in Third World countries.
•From Lawyer to Missionary: A Journey to Kenya and Back Again - available Amazon.com.
•Edgar and Eve is a series of children’s books which share stories of life in Kenya and America which are works in process right now. •Writing magazine articles for adult and children magazines sharing what a typical day is like for a child in Kenya as well as other topics.
She has done many appearances for children and adults. Sharing on what life is like for moms in Kenya, general Kenya culture, and many other topics.
Very interesting and informative, a little fast but lots of information.
Thank you for all you do.
Go with God. Gave me a lot to think about.
I look forward to going on a trip with you and working with you in the future. – Jean
Insightful presentation and liked all the options provided. - Darlene
Had a lot of fun while learning a lot. - Connie
When can I book you for my event? - Sue
You made the people’s needs real and made me rethink my life’s actions. – Pat
The pictures and slides brought things to live and explained the mission well.
*National Business Institute, Property Division in Divorce, May, 2007
*Society of Family Law Lawyers, Contract Remedies in Cohabitation cases, May, 2007
*American Inns of Court, various family law presentations, 2002- 2007
*Officiated a candidates forum prior to a New Berlin school board election
*St. Augustine’s church – Bayview, Wisconsin - missionary journey travels – March, 2012
*Kenyan Baby Shower – Hales Corners Lutheran Church, Wisconsin
– Lutheran Women’s Missionary League – September, 2012
* Speaking engagements in Kenya – women’s bible studies, school presentations 2010-present
HONORS & LEADERSHIP IN ASSOCIATIONS
*Operation Give Hope – working for the children of Africa, board member, very active
*Society of Family Law Lawyers, Board of directors
* Leander J. Foley, Jr. Matrimonial Chapter of the American Inns of Court, Board of Directors
*Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Jurist Doctorate, 2002
CALI Award (highest grade in the class): Adoption Law
Dean’s List: Spring 1999, Summer 2000, Fall 2000, Fall 2001, and Spring 2002
*Competitive gymnast and gymnastic coach for over 35 years.