Tierre Webster is the Executive Director of Next Chapter Ministries. He has a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry from Crossroads College and a Masters 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 he has spent 15 years ministering in an urban context with a focus on community development, prison ministry, and leadership development. Some of his most sacred times are spent with God, family- his wife Marcia and their six children, and friends. He was pleased to have heard the voice of God and given the opportunity to join Next Chapter Ministries in May of 2016.
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.
Courtney Dugstad is the Teen Director as well as the Site Director for The Refuge. 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's teens. She is happily married to her husband, Tony. Courtney joined the staff in February of 2014.
Joy Cole was born and raised in NW Iowa and has been in the Rochester area for the past 27 years. Joy retired from the Federal Government after 25 years of service in 2015. Joy has always had a love for the Lord. She has held several volunteer and staff positions with area Churches over the years sharing her love for God, family, and community. Joy had prayed for an employment opportunity where she could be open and proud of her love for the Lord and her prayers were answered in being hired at Next Chapter Ministries in 2017. In her spare time, Joy enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad and their little pup, Cameron.
B.J. Ploeger was born and raised in Minnesota. At age 5 he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor which had robbed him of sight in his left eye and his pituitary gland. After two surgeries and radiation the tumor was removed and has not returned since. After graduating from high school he began experimenting with drugs and alcohol. This resulted in a crippling addiction. At age 24, he went to Teen Challenge of Arizona where his relationship with God was restored and he was able to overcome his addiction by the power of the Holy Spirit. He has now been sober for over four years and recently received his bachelor's in Christian Ministries from Liberty University. He felt called to the Rochester area and seeing an opportunity to help those who had gone through struggles similar to his own, he joined the team at Next Chapter in April 2018.
David Kummer is originally from Hastings, Minnesota. He joined the Next Chapter team as a full-time men’s ministry staff member in April 2018. David spent 23 years as a business owner in Iowa before returning to Minnesota in 2011. He received a Master of Arts in Ministry Practice from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul in 2017. His passion in ministry is to men, helping them realize their full potential and calling in Christ. David is married to Rebecca and they have a blended family of eight children, ranging in age from 35 to 16, and two much loved cockapoos named Buttercup and Jackson.