Tierre Webster is the Executive Director of Next Chapter Ministries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Crossroads College and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. He is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker and has spent his professional career in non-profit leadership with an emphasis in human services. As an ordained minister in the Church of God in Christ and a self-proclaimed community builder, he has spent over 15 years ministering in an urban context with a focus on community development, re-entry, and leadership development. He has learned to appreciate most spending time in solitude with God, his family, and their five children. He cherishes the memory of his late son Mahleek. He continues to lead Next Chapter Ministries through organizational relevance ensuring that Rochester is a City of Destination for all!
Courtney Dugstad is the Family Program Director. Courtney was born and raised in Minnesota, where she also went to University. After college, she spent some time traveling, waiting for God to tell her where to go next. She ended up on a small island off the coast of Honduras where she created and directed her own nonprofit organization aimed at teaching at-risk youth leadership and life skills. After over six years living abroad, she and her daughter Danika are back in the United States, excited to be building relationships with Next Chapter participants. She is happily married to her husband, Tony. Courtney joined the staff in February of 2014.
Tommy Weigel is the Men's Ministry Site Director. He was born and raised in Wanamingo, and now resides in Rochester with his beautiful wife, Kady, their daughter, Lydia. Soon after high school, Tommy began touring North America with his metal band, Your Memorial, where they were able to share the Gospel in places where most Christians weren't found. His servant heart and mission minded outlook make him a natural addition to the Next Chapter team. Tommy joined the staff in May of 2015.
Annie Kieffer is the Refuge TreeHouse Site Director at Next Chapter Ministries. Born in and adopted from Bogota, Columbia, Annie was raised in the Rochester area, where she currently resides with her two daughters. She graduated with a degree in nursing and has spent nearly a decade in the service industry, holding positions in management, administration, and marketing. Annie has a servant heart and a love for the Lord. She has a passion for people and felt a calling from Christ to use her life experiences and gifts to serve the youth in our community. Annie first started her journey at Next Chapter as a volunteer, mentoring teens and facilitating peer support groups at the Refuge. She is greatly honored to work with the youth in the Rochester area and is looking forward to positively impacting the lives of the families we serve.
Mike Cheney is the Executive Assistant of Next Chapter Ministries. He was born and raised in Bethel, Minnesota. He received his Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry from Crossroads College, and his Masters degree in Education from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. Mike is thankful for his wonderful wife, Angie, and his two daughters, and he feels very blessed to be a part of this ministry. Mike joined the staff in December of 2018.
Jeremy Oliver is a member of the Men’s Ministry staff at Next Chapter Ministries. He grew up in the Midwest and has spent his life working different jobs looking for what God was calling him to do. He believes he has found that calling at Next Chapter. When not at work he loves spending time with his wife and three children, and volunteering at his church.
Jessica LaFavor is a dedicated mother and has served in church ministry for over 15 years. She is the Associate Pastor at the Church of the Nazarene in Kasson and a certified Doula, she has a philosophy of love at birth, love for life. She provides childbirth education from a Christ-centered perspective as well as Christian Doula Training. Her passion is to equip, empower and encourage women to be rooted and grounded in love. Through Women of Strength fellowships, they learn how to become co-laborers with Christ in their community. This provides a foundation for mentorship to take place. She has been a Keynote Conference Speaker, the Coordinator for the Rochester Outreach Center and serves as a Training Coach for Celebrate Recovery in this area. Jessica attended Crossroads Bible College for 2 years, studying Theology and has been trained in several types of inner healing prayer.