Providence House

About Us

Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in North Dakota

Our Story

About Providence House

Providence House is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in McKenzie County, North Dakota, serving both men and women. Our grassroots approach to treatment allows us to offer our residents an intimate level of care that enables us to focus on the individual needs of each resident. Personalized care will give clients regular one-on-one time with their counselor opening the door for them to actively participate in their recovery. Residents will be involved in group counseling sessions daily that cover a wide range of addiction and educational topics that directly relate to their treatment plans. Our intimate and home-like setting creates a powerful, loving, and caring atmosphere where all judgments are left at the door allowing residents to recover in a safe, compassionate, and family/friendly environment.

We encourage healing the whole person – emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. We believe not only in putting in the hard work necessary to better ourselves, but that learning to have fun during recovery is an essential aspect of maintaining success after treatment is completed.

Dedicated to guiding patients through recovery.

Mission Statement

To provide a safe, private, and therapeutic environment to those suffering from addiction. Our staff will assure clients are treated with dignity and respect while promoting personal accountability and the ability to build and utilize an appropriate support system.

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Our Team

Support Through Recovery

Jonnie Layne

Jonathan Layne


My name is Jonathan Layne. I am an alcoholic/addict currently in recovery. I have battled with addiction and alcoholism my whole life. I am not ashamed of who I am or where I have been. 

I am very proud of the changes I have made and the direction my life is headed today.  As human beings we all deserve a chance to live our lives happy, joyous, and free. I am not able to keep what I have if I do not give away what was given to me. I am very excited to be working with a very qualified team of professionals! I know together we can save lives and change the stigma of addiction. In my spare time I enjoy helping others, spending time with family, fishing, hunting and relieving stress at the gym.

Morgan Kerber

Morgan Kerber

Executive Director

Morgan comes to Providence House with a career background in business banking, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Southern Utah University.

She is excited to begin studying to become a licensed addiction counselor in North Dakota this fall. Morgan is passionate about developing an empowered team and focused on creating a safe and nurturing environment for all residents of the program. She is an avid golfer, enjoys crafting and sewing, and loves spending summers on the boat fishing with her family.

Charles Winder

Charles Winder

Program Director

Arnegard Location

My name is Charles Winder. I specialized in Alcohol and Drug studies at San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC). I have worked in the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Industry for 15 years.

I have a tremendous passion for helping others suffering from addiction. It is my belief that every addict and alcoholic deserves a second chance at a first-class life.

Breezie, Program Director

Breezie Chrisman

Program Director

Minot Location

My name is Breezie Chrisman. My journey in recovery has put me on the path to helping others, and it has become my greatest passion. I received my addiction studies education and training from SBVC and SCSAS in Southern California. I am blessed for the opportunity to join the Providence House team on this amazing recovery adventure. Every day, I wake up grateful to be alive and sober. I am dedicated to being a source of love and support for those suffering from addiction, and I strive to fulfill that purpose every day. I love animals, and in my free time, I enjoy writing poetry, playing with my pug, and spending time with my family

Shonda Stivers

Shonda Stivers

Clinical Director, LMAC

Arnegard Location

Shonda graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s in psychology. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

She began working in the North Dakota addiction field in 2018. She is a Licensed Masters Addictions Counselor and certified clinical supervisor for the state of North Dakota. Her compassion and empathy help to create a bond with clients that open the door to healing and recovery. Shonda is from Nashville, Tennessee originally and moved to North Dakota with her husband and three children in 2011.  She enjoys camping, tennis and spending time with her family. 

Teal, Clinical Director

Teal Nelson

Clinical Director, LCAC

Minot Location

Teal Nelson, LCAC is happy to join Providence House Minot as the Clinical Director.She was first licensed as a counselor in 2016 when she started her career at Trinity Health Addiction Services. Teal is very passionate about the recovery process from the start all the way to the miracle.

Teal loves challenges in and out of her work. She spends her free time doing a variety of sports, including volleyball, softball, bowling, and anything competitive she can find. Teal and her husband stay busy with their two children and their handful of animals.

Courtney Law, Medical Director

Courtney Law

Medical Director, MSN FNP-C

Courtney Law is a Nevada native who is proud to call North Dakota home. She brings knowledge, experience, and a smile to her role as Medical Director of Providence House. After earning her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Nevada – Reno, she worked in primary care prior to relocating to Williston.

Courtney’s passion lies in mental health and wellness. She firmly believes in education and empowerment, making these principles the cornerstone of her practice. Courtney approaches healthcare with a collaborative mindset, valuing each individual as an integral member of their own care team. Every patient is treated as an equal, with their voices heard, their needs seen, and their dignity respected.

Board-certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Courtney Law is committed to providing the highest standard of care to her patients. While her practice is rooted in evidence-based medicine, she believes that laughter, fresh air, and a good sleep are often the best medicine.

Beyond the clinic, Courtney enjoys exploring the world through travel, cuddling with her beloved pups Nala and Zelda, and cherishing quality time with loved ones.

Logan Jangula

Logan Jangula


Arnegard Location

Logan graduated from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, where he received a Master of Arts.

His schooling focused on Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders. He has been licensed in the state of North Dakota since 2017, and before coming to Providence House, Logan worked with adolescents. He is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

Logan is a Williston native, living there with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending time with all his family and going to the park with his daughters.

Michelle, LAC

Michelle Bazal


Arnegard Location​

Michelle graduated from Minot State University in 2016, earning her Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies. 

She further honed her skills and became licensed by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counselors in 2017, showcasing her commitment to professional growth.

Michelle is a Licensed Addiction Counselor who has dedicated her career to helping individuals overcome their addiction struggles. She brings a rich professional background, having worked at the Lake Region Human Service Center (LRHSC), where she used her expertise in the Matrix program and 12-step facilitation. Moreover, her role as a crisis counselor on the LRHSC mobile team and her work with dual diagnoses and drug court adolescent teams highlight her versatility and commitment to her field.

But beyond her professional accomplishments, Michelle’s personal journey is a testament to her strength and resilience. She has been in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction since 1996, a journey that gives her a unique perspective in her work and a deep understanding of the challenges her clients face.

Outside of her professional life, Michelle is a mother to three sons, a proud grandmother of two, and a dog owner to Bennie. She enjoys writing humorous observations. In a previous life, she wrote a column for the Benson Co Farmers Press named “Just Shell.” When her car broke down, she wrote about the financial struggles of being a single mom in North Dakota. This resonated with readers, leading to an anonymous fan buying her a car. When not working or writing, you can find Michelle exploring Teddy Roosevelt National Park with her dog or flying kites.

Michelle’s personal experiences, professional background, and dedication to her work make her a compassionate and effective counselor. Her commitment to helping others is unwavering, and she continues to make a positive impact on individuals and their families.

Shannon, LCAC

Shannon Wangsvic


Arnegard Location

Shannon graduated from University of Mary with a Bachelor of Science, in Addiction Counseling and a minor in Psychology.

She began her work as a Licensed Addiction Counselor in ’06 and currently practice as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. For more than 16 years, she has been working in the prevention and treatment of chemical dependency. Her work experience includes, but is not limited to, adult addiction counseling, adolescent addiction counseling, family therapy, and education and awareness programming. Working in varying levels of care in the areas of substance abuse and mental health, she provided therapy in a wide range of settings, ranging from outpatient programming to residential programming. Her passion for prevention through education and awareness led her to become a Certified Prime for Life Instructor in 2010. Shannon continues to provide Prime for Life education and awareness as a Certified Prime for Life Instructor and maintains her DUI Seminar Provider Certification with the State of North Dakota. She is passionate about helping her clients break free from their addictions and struggles and move forward, finding their true purpose to lead fulfilling lives. Shannon believes everyone has the potential to lead a beautiful life free from addiction, and she has been honored and grateful to be a part of her client’s journeys, working with them and supporting them over the years.

Shannon is a lifelong resident of North Dakota, where she has always enjoyed and had gratitude for small town, rural living. When she is not working, she spends time with her husband, daughter, and other family, as well as with numerous fur babies, all of which bring her overwhelming joy.

Jason, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor

Jason Andersen


Arnegard Location

My name is Jason Andersen. I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor and have worked in the addiction field since October 2000. I spent the first 15 years of my career with North Central Human Service Center in Minot, ND, the majority of that time helping to create and facilitate an outpatient adolescent treatment program. I was given the opportunity to be part of the launching of the Ward County Juvenile Drug Court. In 2015, I changed positions and agencies, becoming the Program Supervisor of Trinity Addiction Services at Trinity Hospital. I remained in this position until coming to Providence House in January 2024.

I am a person who has been blessed to be in recovery since February 1999. I am a blessed husband, father, brother, and son to a wonderful family. Most importantly, I am a son of The King. I have dedicated my life to love and serve Him and those He loves. I’m passionate about helping those who are struggling with addictions, and I strive to help them see a better path. I enjoy all kinds of music, playing music, reading novels, and educational information, and I really enjoy learning to better understand myself and all those around me. Any day that goes by without learning something is a wasted day.

Luis, Licensed Addiction Counselor

Luis Coca III


Minot Location​

I was first introduced to the world of Recovery when I entered a treatment program in 2005. I’d like to say I have been clean since that time, but relapse is a part of my story. When I finally did find myself on the path of Recovery, I decided to dedicate my life to helping others find the freedom I found from active addiction.

While in Recovery, I spent 8 years in law enforcement and obtained a bachelor’s degree in addiction studies from Minot State University. I have been employed as an addiction counselor since leaving law enforcement in 2019.

I have spent most of my life in the Minot area, and it is a blessing to be able to serve this community. When I am not at work, I enjoy camping and spending time with my wife and 5 children.

Heidi, Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor

Heidi Stromswold


Minot Location​

My name is Heidi Stromswold, and I am a clinical licensed addiction counselor. My true passion comes from working with patients and their families to help them recover from the disease of addiction. Originally from Rapid City, SD, I moved to Minot in 2007, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Addiction Studies from Minot State University in 2010, graduating summa cum laude. I have loved practicing as an LCAC for the past 13 years, where I began my career at Trinity Health within its Addiction Services unit. I am blessed to have joined the team at Providence House, where I can continue to help others recover from their disease. In my free time, I enjoy camping and spending time with my husband and two children.

McKenzie McCoy

McKenzie McCoy

Registered Nurse

Arnegard Location​

My name is McKenzie McCoy, and I am a blessed woman in recovery. I am also a daughter of the King, a wife, a mother, and a nurse.

I was born and raised in rural North Dakota and love calling Watford City my home. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Jamestown College in Jamestown, ND in 2004. I am honored to be given the opportunity to work at Providence House and be entrusted to care for you.

I am the proud mother of 3 children and wife to Jake McCoy. After 15 years in corporate finance and healthcare, I retired as the Chief Operations Officer of a large credit union and became a stay-at-home mom. Additionally, I am the owner and president of M Diamond Consulting, LLC, which provides financial, operational, and legislative lobbying support to multimillion-dollar companies in the oil, finance, healthcare, and ag industries. My husband, Jake, and I own and operate McCoy STI Breakaway Stirrups and M Diamond Land & Cattle, LLC. Jake and I homeschool our three children in Watford City, ND, and enjoy youth rodeo and spending time at the ranch in Montana.

Amber, Case Manager

Amber Marquardt

Case Manager

Minot Location​

Amber is a North Dakota native who grew up in Williston and moved to Minot in the early 2000s. She began her career in 2005 working in a residential mental health facility. With nearly two decades of experience working with young individuals, Amber is thrilled to embark on a fresh chapter with the Providence House Minot team. Possessing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in business administration, Amber has honed her skills in leadership, financial management, case management, and direct care support. Her dedication lies in aiding individuals in their holistic healing process. Through her years of service to others, Amber has learned that healing and recovery are possible for everyone, no matter their story.

When Amber is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, completing projects within the home, and playing softball with her close friends. Amber is a lifelong learner; in her downtime, she challenges herself almost daily to learn something new.

Sonya, Case Manager

Sonya Andersen

Case Manager, LBSW

Arnegard Location

I have been a licensed social worker since 2002, getting my bachelor’s degree at Minot State University and graduating with honors. I have spent most of my career in the mental health and medical fields. I have a passion for those who are struggling and desire to empower others to make informed and healthy decisions.

Being a part of an addiction team is a rewarding experience. I am grateful to be a part of changing and improving lives here at Providence House. To be part of a group advocating to end the stigma of addiction is a tremendous blessing.

My husband Jason has been in recovery since 1999, has been a licensed addiction counselor since 2000 and we have three wonderful adult children. When possible, I enjoy being outside, working in the yard and planting flowers. I also love painting and sketching, crafting, and spending time with family.


Shannan Thorgramson

Admissions Specialist

Arnegard Location​

Shannan has a background in client services. She’s a Watford City native and looks forward to working with residents as they start their sobriety journey.

Shannan is enthusiastic about helping people reach their goals. She always wears a smile and will welcome everyone into an open and safe atmosphere with a positive attitude. Shannan enjoys spending time with her family, being at the lake, photography, and attending local sporting events.

Our team is composed of highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to guiding patients through recovery.