Beret Ollestad

Associate for Youth

Beret joined the St. Thomas staff in September of 2021 as the Associate for Youth. Starting her journey at St. Thomas as a youth, she has remained active in in various different roles including Summer Ministry Intern, and Youth Group Leader. Beret is excited to bring her 7 years of experiences working with youth and children as a camp counselor, outdoors for all couch, tutor, and preschool teacher, to the this team! Beret graduated from Western Washington University with B.S in Psycholog y. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Seattle U, focusing her studies on adolescents and nature based group therapy.
In her free time Beret enjoys being outside- rock climbing , hiking , skiing , backpacking , and taking plenty of coffee breaks.