Staff

  Bob & Gracie Ekblad    (General Directors)   Bob and Gracie Ekblad are founders and General Directors of Tierra Nueva. They pastor and teach locally and internationally, bridging divergent worlds inside and outside of the Church.  Their calling is to help recruit, equip and empower people to communicate good news about God’s love that combines Word, Spirit and Street perspectives at the service of people on the margins.   To give toward Bob and Gracie's ministry click   HERE  .      www.bobekblad.com

Bob & Gracie Ekblad

(General Directors)

Bob and Gracie Ekblad are founders and General Directors of Tierra Nueva. They pastor and teach locally and internationally, bridging divergent worlds inside and outside of the Church.  Their calling is to help recruit, equip and empower people to communicate good news about God’s love that combines Word, Spirit and Street perspectives at the service of people on the margins.

To give toward Bob and Gracie's ministry click HERE

www.bobekblad.com

   
  
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     Kevin & Danielle Riley    (Pastoral Advocates)   Kevin and Danielle are involved the life of our community of Tierra Nueva and doing outreach to the wider community. They officially came on staff in July 2016, working as men’s and women’s advocates. They are both trained relapse prevention counselors with the Genesis Process.  Kevin regularly delivers the message at Tierra Nueva's Sunday worship. Danielle is a Women's Advocate and the Children’s Ministry Director.  They learned of Tierra Nueva while living on the street and serving time in jail. Kevin has graduated from New Earth Recovery’s Trust program. They have been so moved by the integrity and love in this ministry, they have decided to become a part of it.   To give toward the Riley's and their ministry with Tierra Nueva please click   HERE    .        

Kevin & Danielle Riley

(Pastoral Advocates)

Kevin and Danielle are involved the life of our community of Tierra Nueva and doing outreach to the wider community. They officially came on staff in July 2016, working as men’s and women’s advocates. They are both trained relapse prevention counselors with the Genesis Process.

Kevin regularly delivers the message at Tierra Nueva's Sunday worship. Danielle is a Women's Advocate and the Children’s Ministry Director.

They learned of Tierra Nueva while living on the street and serving time in jail. Kevin has graduated from New Earth Recovery’s Trust program. They have been so moved by the integrity and love in this ministry, they have decided to become a part of it.

To give toward the Riley's and their ministry with Tierra Nueva please click HERE

 

  Mike Neelley    (Executive Director)   As Executive Director, Mike “pastors the pastors” in all levels of leadership through staff development, discipleship, and executive leadership. Mike also helps lead our faith community in worship, teaching, and prayer ministry; and partners with various staff in their areas of calling. Mike is passionate about all people encountering God's goodness and experiencing healing, restoration, transformation and empowerment.      To give toward Mike and his ministry at Tierra Nueva click   HERE   .   

Mike Neelley

(Executive Director)

As Executive Director, Mike “pastors the pastors” in all levels of leadership through staff development, discipleship, and executive leadership. Mike also helps lead our faith community in worship, teaching, and prayer ministry; and partners with various staff in their areas of calling. Mike is passionate about all people encountering God's goodness and experiencing healing, restoration, transformation and empowerment.

To give toward Mike and his ministry at Tierra Nueva click HERE. 

Julio

(Doorkeeper, Family Support Center)

Julio is the Doorkeeper at Tierra Nueva. He also serves in our Family Support Center welcoming and assisting families who come through our doors. A former gang member, his passion is working with gang members and people in recovery.

  Matt Malyon    (Jail Chaplain  )   Matt is a chaplain in the Skagit County Community Justice Center, and a Reader in the Greek Orthodox Church.  He holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is the founding Director of  Underground Writing , a literature-based creative writing program serving incarcerated, migrant, addiction recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.   To give toward Matt and his ministry at Tierra Nueva click   HERE   .      undergroundwriting.org

Matt Malyon

(Jail Chaplain)

Matt is a chaplain in the Skagit County Community Justice Center, and a Reader in the Greek Orthodox Church.  He holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, and is the founding Director of Underground Writing, a literature-based creative writing program serving incarcerated, migrant, addiction recovery, and other at-risk communities in Northern Washington through literary engagement and personal restoration.

To give toward Matt and his ministry at Tierra Nueva click HERE.

undergroundwriting.org

  Salvio and Victoria   Hernandez    (Directors of Family Support Center, Migrant Family Advocacy)   Salvio and Victoria work in the Family Support Center offering accompaniment, legal advocacy, translation, assistance and home visitations. They love going to people's homes to read the Bible, praying for--and with--others and praising God. They love to see God transform lives through God's Word.    To give toward Salvio and Victoria and their ministry with Tierra Nueva please click   HERE  . 

Salvio and Victoria Hernandez

(Directors of Family Support Center, Migrant Family Advocacy)

Salvio and Victoria work in the Family Support Center offering accompaniment, legal advocacy, translation, assistance and home visitations. They love going to people's homes to read the Bible, praying for--and with--others and praising God. They love to see God transform lives through God's Word. 

To give toward Salvio and Victoria and their ministry with Tierra Nueva please click HERE

  Alvin Shim     (Office & Communications Administrator)   Alvin is the Office and Communications Administrator. He graduated from Dordt College in the Midwest, taught in Korea for two years, and loves living in Skagit Valley with his fantastic wife. His heart is for transformation, justice, storytelling, sharing good food, and efficient organizations. At his position at Tierra Nueva, he gets to do most of those things in celebrating Christ's love for His people.    To give toward Alvin and his ministry with Tierra Nueva please click   HERE   .       alvinshim.com   

Alvin Shim

(Office & Communications Administrator)

Alvin is the Office and Communications Administrator. He graduated from Dordt College in the Midwest, taught in Korea for two years, and loves living in Skagit Valley with his fantastic wife. His heart is for transformation, justice, storytelling, sharing good food, and efficient organizations. At his position at Tierra Nueva, he gets to do most of those things in celebrating Christ's love for His people. 

To give toward Alvin and his ministry with Tierra Nueva please click HERE

alvinshim.com  

  Elise   Krawczyk     (Staff accountant with Carmen's Bookkeeping)   Elise is the bookkeeper at Tierra Nueva. Both Elise and Carmen from Carmen’s Bookkeeping have grown up in Skagit Valley and have enjoyed watching the ministry, love and outreach that Tierra Nueva offers to this community.

Elise Krawczyk

(Staff accountant with Carmen's Bookkeeping)

Elise is the bookkeeper at Tierra Nueva. Both Elise and Carmen from Carmen’s Bookkeeping have grown up in Skagit Valley and have enjoyed watching the ministry, love and outreach that Tierra Nueva offers to this community.