Mike Bergman, Executive Director

Christopher Nelson, Development Director

Kate Shermer, Communications Director

Currently Hiring, Office Administrator/Executive Assistant


Direct Program Services

Rebekah Phillips, Director of Refugee Services

Zachary Hall, Reception and Placement Case Manager

Currently Hiring, Reception and Placement Case Manager

Audelia Kouame, Program Coordinator, Refugee Cash Assistance and Resettlement

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

Refugee Employment Services

Briana Williamson, Employment Counselor


Church Mobilization Ministries

Wendy Meyering, Church Mobilization Ministries Director

Laura Bolduc, Volunteer Coordinator

Matt Blackford, Church Mobilization Coordinator

Kelsey Manfred, Church Mobilization and Sewing Coordinator

Akram Matta, Church Team Coordinator

Dennis Murnyak, Church Refugee Gardens Coordinator


Adam Cheney, Rochester Area Coordinator

St. Cloud

Samantha Grimsley, St. Cloud Area Director

Melissa Oler, St. Cloud Area Coordinator


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