Board of Directors

Robin Wetther, President

Elected in 2020

Robin is a local Realtor and Events Manager at New Hope Community Church for 9 years and works for the school district as a sub.  She has lived in and worked in the community for 20 years. Robin comes from a family of service and serving others is in her blood. She serves on the events committee for North Branch Chamber, been a part of volunteer coordination in multiple areas in the church and events, and has lead training and classes.  She is passionate about fundraising and partnering with others to succeed. She is a networker and driven to get things done.  She is excited to be a part of the board to be involved with decisions and collaborations to make impacts on the families that are supported.


Jeremiah White, Vice President

Elected in 2021

Jeremiah graduated from Cambridge Isanti High School and is currently the Youth Pastor for New Hope Community Church.  Jeremiah has a heart for volunteering and has done so since he was a youth.  In addition to New Pathways, he has volunteered at Family Pathways Food Shelf, helping those who are in need. He is excited to be a part of Board of Directors for New Pathways and excited to work alongside the other board members towards exceeding their mission.


Shirley Zierke, Treasurer

Elected in 2020

Shirley is a retired Director of Information Services for Polaris Industries.  She has served on various boards and committees including: The Wyoming Area Business Association, Congregational President of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Wyoming, Wyoming Lions Club, Advisory Board for Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, St. Paul Area Synod Council and Executive Committee and the St. Paul Area Synod Bishop’s Election Committee.   She and her husband recently moved to the Braham area.  Her passion is helping others become their best selves.


Amber Gray, Secretary

Elected in 2021

Amber has worked for the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer since 2008. She started in the jail and now does homeless outreach and other special projects in Ramsey County. Through her work she has gained experience with mental health and its correlation to homelessness. Her passion is helping those experiencing homeless navigate the criminal justice system and remove barriers to housing and employment. Amber’s mom, Cheryl Gray, was a co-founder and first Executive Director of New Pathways. Amber is excited and honored to serve on New Pathways’ Board of Directors and carry on her mom’s legacy.


Ron Duke, Board Member

Elected in 2020                                                                         

Ron Duke grew up the eldest son of Salvation Army Officers and has done various volunteer assignments for the Salvation Army over the years.  He retired from GEECO as an inside sales representative 15 years ago.  He has been on the board for Lakes and Pines since 2012, served on their Executive Committee and participated in their Poverty Simulations.  He is on the board for the Cambridge Salvation Army.  He has been a volunteer at the Cambridge Food Shelf and Ruby’s Pantry for several years.  Ron has ‘a heart’ for people in need.


Jane Benjamin, Board Member

Elected in 2020

Jane is a retired nurse and Nurse Practitioner with a healthcare background in hospital settings, primary care in a clinic setting and community through school-based clinics, school nursing and public health nursing.  She has lived in the community for over 30 years with a wide variety of service in non-profit boards.  She has volunteered to assist with fundraising, strategic planning, and completion of the 20-acre Cambridge-Isanti Soccer Complex.  She served on the Isanti County Public Health Commission and was a coordinator for her faith community for New Pathways, Inc.  Jane is passionate about serving the needs of our families in transition in East Central Minnesota.



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