Board of Directors

Rev. Mark Radeke, President
Senior Pastor of River of Life Church, Cambridge
Elected in 2016, he is serving his first two-year term, which ends in December 2018.
Mark is the Senior Pastor at River of Life Church, which is one of the partner churches in the Path to Home program. Their love for Jesus gives River of Life church a passion for the spiritual and physical needs in their community. Mark finds it rewarding to see families move from homelessness to hope – and into a home again.

Sheila Wagner, Vice President
Community Volunteer, Brainerd
Elected in 2016, she is serving her first one-year term, which ends December 2017.

Darla Johnson, Treasurer/Secretary/Homeless Advocate
Accountant for the City of Brainerd
Elected in 2015, she is serving her first three-year term, which ends December 2018.

Gary Hawkins, Member
Elected in 2016, he is serving his first 2-year term, which ends in December 2018.
Gary is a retired teacher from Cambridge-Isanti Middle School and is currently a member of the Cambridge-Isanti School Board. He has a heart for helping others and was awarded the 2016 Senior Volunteer of the Year award at the Minnesota State Fair. Gary manages the Teen Center in Cambridge, which provides activities and support for area youth. He became interested in New Pathways after realizing the impact family homelessness had on our schools.

Chris Fennema, Member
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Social Worker. He is currently employed at Lutheran Social Services as a Case Manager in the HOPE housing program and helps families experiencing homelessness find stable housing.  Chris developed a passion for helping individuals and families experiencing homelessness in college and looks forward to any opportunity to have a positive impact in the lives of those in need.

Angela Kingbird, Member
Angela is a Licensed Social Worker with 8+ years of experience working in housing and advocating for those in need.  Angela is currently employed by Northern Pines Mental Health Center and is dedicated to providing integrated care that includes individuals, families, and communities and brings community, chemical, physical, and mental health providers together in meeting those needs.  Angela believes it is through collaboration that we can make a difference.