Praise for Deanna
Executive Search Consultant
Deanna Kotrla is an Executive Search Consultant at Vanderbloemen Search Group.
Deanna returns to her Texas roots by joining the Vanderbloemen team. Deanna was raised in Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as an RN at a variety of hospitals around Texas before she and her husband Bryan moved to Chicago.
Deanna joined the Willow Creek Community Church staff in 2004 where she served as a producer at Willow Creek's main campus and led the creative arts team at the North Shore campus. She was the primary driver for weekend services at Willow Creek, responsible for directing creative content meetings and providing overall management and leadership to the production and programming staff. She has a passion for designing environments that help people connect with God in real and authentic ways.
As Executive Search Consultant at Vanderbloemen Search Group, Deanna works directly with our clients, guiding them through the extensive search process to find the right key staff for their church. Deanna's focus is discovering the DNA of our clients and matching them with candidates who possess the skills and gifts they need.
Deanna has two wonderful kids with her high school sweetheart, Bryan. Deanna loves yoga, fashion and home design and thinks that every meal should start with chips and salsa. She also makes a mean vegan cookie - ask her for the recipe! Her family attends River Pointe Church in Richmond, Texas.