Our Board plays a vital role in helping fulfill the mission of Next Chapter Ministries to restore people to God, family, and the community with the Gospel of God.
Dirk has lived in Pine Island with his wife Heidi since 2005. They have been married for 30 short years and have three adult children. Dirk is a consultant in the medical device industry, with a background in engineering, business, and technical leadership. Dirk and his wife and have been involved in several youth and Bible study ministries as well as coaching and youth mentoring. Dirk serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors.
Originally a native of Durango, CO Christi has enjoyed living in various parts of the country including Scottsdale, AZ, and Seattle, WA. She chose Rochester as the place to settle down in and be closer to her family. She has been selling real estate here in Rochester for the past 18 years and loves helping people buy and sell homes. A little over 7 years ago Christi was asked to help with the kid’s meal program at Next Chapter Ministries. She fell in love with the kids in the program and has enjoyed learning about and helping in different areas at NCM. Three years ago she was asked to join the Board of Directors and currently serves on the Fundraising Committee.
Joe and his wife, Desiree, moved to Rochester in 2014 with their three young children, Declan, Jens, and June. They are members of Zumbro Lutheran Church and spend much of their free time enjoying the many family activities Rochester has to offer. Joe is currently employed as the Director of Finance for the Boys & Girls Club of Rochester and also serves as the Board Treasurer at NCM.
Lloyd Johnson and his wife, Bonnie, have lived in Rochester for over 35 years and raised their family here. Lloyd is a former USAF pilot and is currently in private practice as an architect with experience in design and development of projects ranging from single family homes to commercial and institutional buildings and renovations. Both Lloyd and Bonnie are actively involved in their local church as well as in support of regional and worldwide Christian work. They have traveled throughout much of the United States and several other countries, and when not at home in Rochester, enjoy time at their home in Wisconson, as well as visits with grandchildren and extended family.
Daniel moved to Rochester 20 years ago to join Mayo Clinic from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; where he worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and the Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). He and his wife are blessed with 5 lovely children. They attend Church at the Chosen Generation Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God. Daniel is keenly interested in serving the community, and has been involved in several community boards. He is a founding board member of the Southern Minnesota Chapter of BDPA (Black Data Processing Associates) – training middle and high school aged youngster on computer coding and programming skills, and served on the board for several years; he is a current board member of the IMAA (Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association) – a group focused on helping refugees and immigrants integrate into American society; member of the Advisory Council of the Community Education; board member of the History Center of Olmsted County; serves on the board of the African Partner Medical (APM) - a group focused on reducing needless deaths in Africa by sending Physicians and Allied Health Professionals on mission trips to teach and enhance skills of care givers in those countries; he is a member of his church’s board of trustees and the Lifegate Services community outreach arm of Chosen Generation. He recently retired from the Board of Bear Creek Services (BCS) – a group dedicated to serving people with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. He is blessed to be invited to serve on the Next Chapter Board, and is looking forward to collaborate in moving the organization forward.
Sadie, is a native of Wisconsin (yes, she’s a Packer fan), has lived in Rochester for 17 years with her husband, Adam. They have 2 young children, and a Yorkiepoo, who they devote most of their time and energy to. They also find time to do woodworking projects and crafts and hang out with their friends and families. They are thankful to call Christ Community Church their church home for the past 11 years. Sadie is a nurse, and has worked the last 15 years of her career to prevent child maltreatment, and promote infant brain development and parent child relationships at Olmsted County’s Public Health Department as a home visitor and supervisor. She has a passion for helping others understand the impact of trauma and how to enhance resiliency for individuals and the community.
Paul Robinson is currently a Senior Program Consultant in Wilder Center for Communities and more recently, the former Director of the James P. Shannon Leadership Institute of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation. The James P. Shannon Leadership Institute nurtures the creativity and vitality of proven leaders of philanthropic, civic, and community organizations. Over the course of a year, participants meet regularly with a facilitator and a diverse group of 60 leaders divided into three separate cohort groups. The program is offered in two formats: the quarterly and the bi-monthly. Paul assists in recruitment and fundraising efforts, designs curricula, facilitates program sessions, facilitates a Quarterly group, and is himself a 2005 alumnus of the Institute. He is most comfortable at the intersection of ideas, difference, passion and effective action, and enjoys using his skills in meeting design, facilitation, and convening to catalyze meaningful connections and collective action. Prior to joining the Wilder staff in 2007, Robinson served as the Spiritual Care Director for Catholic Charities for six years tending to the spiritual needs of the poor in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Reverend Robinson is also the Lead Church Planter for Grace Outreach Covenant Church in Coon Rapids which is 5 years old. Pastor Paul has served congregations in Chicago, Sioux Falls and the Twin cities. His combined experience in ministry, business, administration, nonprofit management and leadership development spans over 20 years. Robinson holds a B.S. degree in finance from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity degree from McCormick Theological Seminary.
Originally from Superior, WI, Deb moved to Rochester in 1999, after finishing law school in St. Paul, MN. Deb is a Team Lead Attorney with the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office, where she handles child protection cases. Prior to joining the County Attorney’s Office, Deb was the Executive Director for Legal Assistance of Olmsted County, a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to low-income people. Deb and her husband Paul have three children. Deb and Paul are members of Autumn Ridge Church, where they serve in the children’s ministry. In her work, and through stories heard at church, Deb has seen how Next Chapter Ministry has transformed the lives of people who have been impacted by crime. Deb is excited to be part of the Board of Directors at NCM.
Born in Memphis, TN and educated in Chicago, IL, Charlie Perkins has worked for two major companies, the Harris Bank and Mayo Clinic. Along with being a video production and photographic consultant, he became a vice president of Harris Bank in 1998. Charlie covered Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls championship run as a photographer 1995 – 1998. He’s an accredited Communications Media Manager (CMM) from the Communication Media Managers Association (CMMA). Prior to becoming a Senior Manager of Mayo Clinic in 2004, Mr. Perkins served on the board of directors for the Chicago Junior Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vector International and Little Mountain of Hope Ministries Chicago. He also served as part-time faculty at Columbia College Chicago, teaching “Principles of Corporate Television”. Today, Charlie serves on the Board of Recovery is Happening and the Communications Media Managers Association. He has led video production and photography teams for the Bank of Montreal group of companies and Mayo Clinic. Charlie serves on Mayo Clinic’s Heritage Days committee and the Event Support Services leadership team. Most recently, Charlie leads the Creative Media team of Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester, MN.