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, and their cat named, Cat. 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. In the beginning of 2013, Tommy was called to help start a church plant in Rochester. He accepted and continues to use his musical abilities in his church's worship band. His servant heart and mission minded outlook make him a fantastic addition to the Next Chapter team. Tommy joined the staff in May of 2015.
Roxy Zenker is the Women’s Ministries Coordinator. She was born and raised in Minnesota. After personal experiences and many years of growth, Roxy has felt God’s calling to the prison/jail ministries. She is extremely passionate about working with women in transition and those that are currently in or have been in jail or prison. She has previously volunteered in Minnesota’s prisons and has worked with the incarcerated during their transition out. She also works with family members of those incarcerated. Roxy now resides in Rochester and is excited to be a part of Next Chapter Ministries; to build relationships and work with women in this community. Roxy joined the staff in September 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.
Scott Schmalzbauer is the Children's Director. He was born and raised in Minnesota. Since 2010, Scott has felt God's calling to serve at-risk youth, teens, and adults in the community. Scott has volunteered for Next Chapter by working with incarcerated teens at the JDC faithfully since 2014. Scott is happily married to his wife Brooke and enjoys spending time with his two children, Brandie and George, and his dog, Gary. Scott joined the staff in February of 2017.