Staff

Mike Bergman, Executive Director

Christopher Nelson, Development Director

Kate Shermer, Communications Director

Estera Nyquist, Administrative Coordinator

 

Direct Program Services

Rebekah Phillips, Director of Refugee Services

Danielle DeRose, Reception and Placement Case Manager

Volkan Eroglu, Reception and Placement Case Manager

Zachary Hall, Reception and Placement Case Manager

Ruth LePage, Reception and Placement Case Manager

Audelia Kouame, Program Coordinator, Refugee Cash Assistance and Resettlement

 

Refugee Employment Services

Briana Williamson, Employment Counselor


Immigration Legal Services

Christine PhillipsDirector of Immigration Legal Services, Attorney at Law

Allegra Drobnick, Immigration Counselor

Ashlyn Vosika-Scherzberg, Immigration Counselor

Tracy Nelson, Immigration Assistant

 

Church Mobilization Ministries

Wendy Meyering, Director of Church Mobilization Ministries

Kelsey Manfred, Good Neighbor Program Director

Matt Blackford, Good Neighbor Coordinator

Akram Matta, Good Neighbor Coordinator

Dennis Murnyak, Church Refugee Gardens Coordinator


Rochester

Adam Cheney, Rochester Area Coordinator

St. Cloud

Samantha Grimsley, St. Cloud Area Director

Melissa Oler, St. Cloud Area Coordinator

Willmar

Currently Hiring, Willmar Area Coordinator


Somali Adult Literacy Training

Mike Neterer, SALT Director

David Pestel, SALT Associate Director

Brad Henkel, SALT Program Director

Melissa Petersen, SALT Outreach Program Developer

Board of Directors

Rev. Mark Bendell
Interim Pastor Ministries

Mike Bergman
Executive Director, Arrive Ministries

Mindy Conradi, Board Vice Chair
Retired Pilot, Delta Air Lines

Patrick Flowers, Board Secretary
Manager, Water Quality Xcel Energy

Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera
International Association for Refugees

Chuck Martel, Board Chair
Vice President, Medica

Jill McFarling
Senior Vice President of Fraud Analytics and Strategy, U.S. Bank

Cher Moua
Leadership Development & Strategic Partnership, Cru Inner City

Carl Nelson
President, Transform Minnesota

Natalie Schmidt
Elementary Ministry, Emmanuel Covenant Church