She will work with Matt Howard, community justice program manager, to serve at-risk area youth and their families who are struggling with bad choices or other life issues.
Christensen has a BA in human services and management, with a minor in criminal justice, from the University of Phoenix.
A life-long Forest Lake resident, she lives on the family farm with her father and her daughter.
Her most recent employment was with the Volunteers of America Regional Re-Entry Center, helping adult offenders serving long prison sentences to make the transition back into society.
“I began volunteering at LAYSB almost two years ago,” Christensen said. “If I could have hand-picked the job that I wanted most, this would be the one.”
She can be reached at 651-464-3685 extension 110, or by e-mailing Heidi.Christensen@ysblakesarea.org.