Klerissa Church

Senior Advisor, Human Resources
Klerissa Church

Klerissa Church spent the first 15 years of her human resources career with General Mills Inc., supporting manufacturing facilities and commercial businesses in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. Throughout this time, she partnered with multiple functions in the areas of business strategy, organizational development and talent management. After the birth of her daughter, Klerissa chose to shift gears, focusing on her family, volunteering, and individual career counseling. She was happy to help when asked by PFS to lead an organizational design project in the spring of 2019, and joined us as a strategic advisor a few months later.

When not learning about labor law in Ghana or Kenyan compensation practices, Klerissa enjoys reading, travel, stand up paddle boarding and spending time with her family and friends. She is on the executive committee of the MacPhail School of Music Board of Directors and volunteers regularly at her daughter’s elementary school.

Klerissa grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor’s degrees and her Master’s degree from Michigan State University. She and her husband John have four children and two loyal rescue dogs. They live in Orono, Minnesota.

General Mills
General Mills, the founding member of Partners in Food Solutions, is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 150,000 people in 70 countries.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders.
Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a over 10,000 employees worldwide.
The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, PA, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
Ardent Mills
Ardent Mills is dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of flours, mixes, blends and specialty products.
Inspired by more than 120 years of business success and five generations of family leadership, The J. M. Smucker Company makes food that people and pets love. The Company’s portfolio of 40+ brands, which are found in 90 percent of U.S. homes and countless restaurants, include iconic products consumers have always loved such as Folgers, Jif and Milk-Bone plus new favorites like Café Bustelo, Smucker’s Uncrustables and Rachael Ray Nutrish.