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!
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 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.
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.
James W. Robertson, II, a Washington D.C. native, has been developing social and educational programming for over two decades. Coach Rob, as he is affectionately known, currently lives in Rochester MN, with his wife Gina, and has a blended family of 9 children! Coach works as a program director for Sports Mentorship Academy and is an experienced facilitator, presenter, and training consultant for organizations on many levels. Coach is also a licensed social worker with a special emphasis in cultural awareness and urban youth childhood development. He served 10 years active duty in the US Army, where he trained and equipped over dozens of soldiers while on active duty. Since moving to Rochester, MN, he has been instrumental in developing training curriculums & programs as well as a host of workshops used to facilitate discussion about culture, diversity, and inclusion. Coach has worked with Mayo Clinic, Rochester Public Schools, Rochester Community and Technical College, and a host of state and national organizations such as National Fatherhood Project and 4H. Being one of the first in his family to graduate from college, Coach earned a dual study B.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology and Biblical Studies and Theology from Crossroads College in Rochester, MN. His Masters’ work is in Psychology with an Emphasis in Life Coaching. Coach believes that he was born to help others find and live out their own purpose and fulfill his goal of empowering others to become the best success that they can be.
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.