About Our Organization


Purpose Statement: To foster meaningful relationships in a healthy Christ-centered community based on Respect, Encouragement, Accountability, and Love. We provide a path forward for people who are homeless and hurting that will help them discover value, find hope, and move from a life of merely surviving to truly thriving.


Founded as the Glad Tidings Mission, New Life Center has evolved from an organization that primarily conducted religious services and neighborhood outreach work to a Christian multi-faceted emergency and crisis service center.

Our Team

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Rob Swiers
Executive Director
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Tom O'Keefe
Operations Director
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Neal Hines
Program Director
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Deb Watne
Development Director
Zach Wigginton
Project Manager
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Kris Fraser
Donor Relations Manager
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Bev Boone
Donor Relations Manager
Billy Barnett
Recovery Services/Donor Relations Manager
Jenny Delage
Volunteer Coordinator
Hannah Ziemer
Emergency Services Manager
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Vas Soori
Case Manager
Dustin Wallace
Case Manager
Roberta Rieger
Shelter Nurse
Tim Kahnk
Thrift Store Manager
New Life Center's Board of Directors
Robert Remark, Board President - Homeless Advocate
Deborah Kaul, Board Vice President - Dignity Care, LLC
Aimee Schwartzwalter, Board Treasurer- Balance Tax & Accounting - CPA
Rob Swiers, Board Secretary - New Life Center
Pastor Jonas Bundy - Bethel Evangelical Free Church
George Korsmo - Korsmo Funeral Home
Vance Stemen - Stemen Farms
Michelle Albrecht - Homeless Advocate
Jason Loney - Scheels All Sports