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Deanna Kotrla

Praise for Deanna

  • "They have helped us fill significant roles with the perfect person for LifeChurch.tv. I don't know anyone better at assessing an organization's needs and finding a match."
    - Carlos Ortiz

  • "Vanderbloemen Search Group exceeded my expectations! After two successful hires I can't imagine searching for staff support any other way!"
    - Chris Harris

  • "William and his company learned about our needs, listened to us, and asked the right questions to know what we needed for our position. I'd encourage your church to use them."
    - Jason Underhill

  • "This was the first time a search firm has been able to help us identify the right candidate for a senior leadership role. I am grateful to the Vanderbloemen Search Group."
    - John Klinepeter

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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.