Staff

Bob Oehrig, Executive Director

Mike Bergman, Deputy Director

Kate Shermer, Communications Director

Refugee Arrival Services:

Krista Allgor, Director of Arrival Services

Yvonne Kemei, Refugee Reception and Placement Coordinator

Kisongo Mbeleulu, Resettlement and Outreach Coordinator

Kristina Shirokova, RCA Eligibility Coordinator & Resettlement Specialist

Immigration Legal Services:

Christine BurtonDirector and Attorney at Law

Timothy PaulsonImmigration Counselor

Ashlyn Vosika-Scherzberg, Immigration Counselor

Tracy Nelson, Immigration Assistant

Employment Services:

Anya Yastremski, Employment Counselor

Ministries:

Laura Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator

Dennis Murnyak, Church Refugee Gardens Coordinator

Refugee Life Ministries:

Wendy Meyering, Program Director

Akram Matta, Church Team Coordinator

Zack Szyman, Church Team Coordinator

Rebekah Phillips, Church Team and New Neighbor Coordinator

Samantha Grimsley, St. Cloud Area Director

Somali Adult Literacy Training:

Mike Neterer, Director

David Pestel, Associate Director

Brad Henkel, Programs Director

Melissa Hassman, Outreach Program Developer

Nathan Scheele, Willmar Area Coordinator

Board of Directors

Rev. Mark Bendell
Interim Pastor, Delano Evangelical Free Church

Mr. Gilbert Coleman, Board Treasurer
Missions Coordinator, Maplewood First Evangelical Free Church

Ms. Mindy Conradi
Pilot, Delta Airlines

Mr. Patrick Flowers, Board Secretary
Manager, Water Quality Xcel Energy

Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera
International Association for Refugees

Mr. Chuck Martel, Board Chair
Vice President, BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota

Mr. Art Morrow, Board Vice Chair
Executive Director, MADD Minnesota

Mr. Cher Moua
Leadership Development & Strategic Partnership, Cru Inner City

Mr. Carl Nelson
President, Transform Minnesota

Rev. Robert Oehrig
Executive Director, Arrive Ministries

Ms. Natalie Schmidt
Elementary Ministry, Emmanuel Covenant Church