Staff

Mike Bergman, Executive Director

Christopher Nelson, Development Director

Kate Shermer, Communications Director

 

Direct Program Services

Rebekah Phillips, Director of Refugee Services

Yvonne Kemei, Reception and Placement Case Manager, RCA Eligibility Coordinator

Currently Hiring, 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

Currently Hiring, Employment Counselor

 

Church Mobilization Ministries

Wendy Meyering, Church Mobilization Ministries Director

Laura Bolduc, Volunteer Coordinator

Akram Matta, Refugee Life Ministries Church Team Coordinator

Kelsey Manfred, Church Mobilization Ministries Coordinator and Sewing

Matt Blackford, Church Mobilization Ministries Coordinator

Adam Cheney, Rochester Area Coordinator

Samantha Grimsley, St. Cloud Area Director

Melissa Oler, St. Cloud Area Coordinator

Dennis Murnyak, Church Refugee Gardens 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

Nathan Scheele, SALT Willmar Area Coordinator

Board of Directors

Rev. Mark Bendell
Interim Pastor Ministries

Mike Bergman
Executive Director, Arrive Ministries

Mindy Conradi
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