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Glen M. Bickford
Bickford Mediation

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Bloomington- 7809 Southtown Ctr. #183 55431
Rochester- 624 3rd Ave. SW 55902
Bloomington/Rochester, MN 55431


Description of Practice

One hour free consultation for Divorce, Family, Elder, Church and Civil Mediation by a skilled caring professional in Twin Cities Metro, Southern Minnesota and beyond. Weekend and evening appointments available. Mediation saves thousands of dollars over litigation. Call me: I get results.

Professional Background

I've worked in high conflict and high stress jobs for twenty years as divorce and family meditator/expeditor, interim pastor/consultant (12+ churches), and ER/ICU/Hospice chaplain. I am trained in Civil and Family Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, Custody Evaluation, Parenting Time Expediting/Consulting, Elder Mediation and Church Mediation, Consultation and Facilitation.


I have mediated hospital disputes since 1995, church disputes since 1992, and divorce/family disputes (for MN Courts and privately) since 2006.


Yale University 1989 M.Div., UW-Madison 1986 B.A.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1998    Interim Min. Network, Baltimore, MD    Conflict Resolution for Interims 20 hours
2004    Center For Dispute Resolution, Boulder, CO    Civil Mediation Training 40 hours
2006    Hamline U. Law School, St. Paul, MN    Family Mediation Training 40 hours
2006    Mennonite Peace Ctr., Lombard, IL    Church Mediation Training 40 hours
2011    Hamline U. Law School, St Paul, MN     Parenting Consultant Training 16 hours
2007, 2011    Maryellen Baumann and Jim Goetz    Early Neutral Evaluation Training, MN 3rd Jud. Dist. 32 hours
2011    Peter Steinke    Bridgebuilders Church Conflict Training 24 hours
2012    MN Ass. Custody Res. Specialists    Custody Evaluation Training 40 hours
2012    Janeen Massaros    Elder Mediation Training 24 hours


I am easy to work with. I provide structure and allow as much control of the mediation process by parties as is helpful. Though it may be stressful, I enjoy the process and clients like my style. My personal style is low-key and supportive. I go the extra mile.


FREE FIRST CONSULTATION. I use a sliding scale based on need and income for subsequent sessions. Mediation costs much less than traditional courtroom litigation. Will travel to you.

Other Information

I travel to you in and around the Mpls./St. Paul metro area and in Southcentral and Southeastern Minnesota. My website is

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Parenting Coordinator

References available upon request.