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Caring for Extended Family

By April 9, 2022
“Bill” is in his late 60’s and caring for his niece’s five children after she had passed away. An unexpected car repair made it impossible to pay his rent for two months, and this shortfall needed to be cleared up prior to his moving into a larger place to accommodate his new larger family. Threshold […]
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Featured in Maple Grove Magazine

By June 2, 2019
The June 2019 issue of Maple Grove magazine, features the work Threshold to New Life does in the community, and aims to inspire others to step in and serve “the least of these”,
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Blankets!

By May 8, 2019
Our great partners, Grace Fellowship in Brooklyn Park, made tie blankets for the elderly AND had some remaining, so what’s the first thing they thought of? Our local homeless folks. We’
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Featured on WCCO Radio with Cory Hepola

By January 30, 2019
  Our co-founder and author, Richard Bahr, was interviewed Weds, January 30, 2019 by Cory Hepula on his radio show, “Hey, it’s Cory Hepula!” on WCCO 830 AM radio in the Twin Cities. Topics
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FEATURED ON KARE-11

By January 14, 2019
A new book from our co-founder, Richard Bahr. You can check out his website, purchase a book OR connect with him directly to volunteer in a homeless ministry at www.thosepeoplebook.org
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“The Chill Sisters”

By December 19, 2018
Once in a while you receive such encouragement you just can’t keep it to yourself. We received this greeting card and seven individual personal checks providing encouragement and monetary support to
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Awesome Christmas!

By December 4, 2018
Our friends at Project 6:8 hosted their 11th annual Christmas Party for our “family” that meets every Tuesday night under the 394 bridge just west of Dunwoody College in Minneapolis at 7 pm. Each week
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Personal Care Kits to be Distributed on Thanksgiving

By November 20, 2018
We have much to be grateful for at Thanksgiving, nevertheless all days of the year. We’re expressing our gratitude by distributing 125 personal care kits at our daily, morning breakfast held by 2.4
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“THOSE PEOPLE” author interviewed

By October 24, 2018
Our co-founder, Richard Bahr, was interviewed by Bill Arnold on KTIS 900 AM radio today, reviewing his new book, Those People – The True Character of the Homeless. You can get the book on
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Rain Ponchos Distributed

By October 12, 2018
Did you notice it was raining A LOT lately? How do you get out of the rain when you’re homeless? We lack a real great answer for this, but we did
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Carla Bahr

SECRETARY/TREASURER & ADVOCATE

Carla co-founded Threshold to New Life with her husband, Richard, in 2013. Carla handles the day-to-day operations for the organization dealing with partner organizations and working directly with clients.

She has spent a career in providing administrative support for executives at a number of prominent Twin City companies, which developed her organizational skills as well as the heart of a servant.


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Richard Bahr

PRESIDENT & CHAPLAIN

Having led and grown a leading capital equipment manufacturer with installations in 27 countries serving 17 of the top 20 pharmaceutical firms in the world, Bahr became determined to dedicate more of his time, talent and treasure to helping “the least of these."

He has a B.A. from Augsburg University in Business and has served on the boards of and has actively worked with several charitable organizations throughout his career. As a licensed minister, he volunteers as a chaplain at various homeless shelters along with providing leadership for 2.4 Ministries of Grace Fellowship, serving a daily breakfast to the homeless. He is also a published author. His most recent book, Those People, shares stories about his homeless friends. More about Bahr can be found on his website at www.richardbahr.com.


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Sheila Daniels

DIRECTOR

From Homeless to Faith – Following her experiences in dealing with both homelessness and chemical dependency, Sheila committed her life to Christ in 2004. As God began pulling the pieces of her life together, she began working for a non-profit homeless shelter in 2007, then earned her B.S. in Human Services in 2018. Following multiple promotions, she now is the Case Management Program Manager at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis.

Sheila is originally from Chicago and has resided in the Twin Cities since the late ’90s. She is married and a soldier in The Salvation Army. Her empathy for those struggling with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness has oriented her vocation and volunteering to step in to help those in need.


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Danell Gibbins

DIRECTOR

Danell is a hands-on executive with several decades of senior level experience in the wholesale industry. Born and raised in North Dakota, she has lived in the Twin Cities area for more than 30 years, and she and her husband call the northern suburbs home.

In addition to volunteering with Threshold to New Life, she supports a number of other organizations which reflect her heart for poverty, food and family insecurity, and homelessness: World VisionCommon Hope, and Unseen among them. She loves to cook, eat, and make others feel welcome. She translates this into preparing and serving food at Simpson Shelter, Minneapolis, alongside her friends from Grace Fellowship, Brooklyn Park, MN.


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Denise Morrisette

DIRECTOR

A life-long Minnesotan, Denise is married to John and has two wonderful daughters and a son-in-law. She has spent her career as an elementary school teacher in a Title 1 school in a Twin City area school district.

Along with volunteering with Threshold to New Life, she has helped with several other homeless ministries. She sponsors children through World Vision and is currently a coach and mentor to the Girls on the Run organization, which promotes good self-esteem, positive role models, and moral education along with physical activity to girls in grades 3 – 5.


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John Morrisette

DIRECTOR

Also a life-long Minnesotan, John is married to Denise and has two wonderful daughters and a son-in-law. He has been an Environmental Scientist and has been operating his own business for 22 years.

Along with volunteering with Threshold to New Life, John has learned the joys of serving by being a Big Brother since 2012 and is currently a tutor at Sharing and Caring Hands. He has worked with at-risk teens at Maple Grove High School in the STRIVE program. He has also coached youth gymnastics and soccer for many years.


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Rob Van Beusekom

DIRECTOR

Rob was born and raised in the Minneapolis area and currently lives in the Northwest suburbs of Minneapolis with his wife, Nancy. He has a B.S. Degree in Finance from Saint Cloud State University and has spent the last 30 years of his career in corporate financial management and planning.

In addition to his role on the Board of Directors of Threshold to New Life, Rob is involved in several other non-profit organizations. He teaches financial literacy classes for several organizations, serves on the speakers’ bureau of Feed My Starving Children, and is a Compassion International and Campus Outreach sponsor. He is also involved in his church, Grace Fellowship in Brooklyn Park, where he serves as a church elder, men’s group leader, and small group leader.


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Nancy Van Beusekom

DIRECTOR

Nancy was born and raised in Wisconsin and has lived in the Twin Cities for over 35 years. She lives in the Northwest suburbs of Minneapolis with her husband, Rob. She has a B.S. Degree in Finance from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and has spent the past 30 years of her career in business systems support and project management within the Financial Services Industry, where she recently retired.

In addition to her role on the Board of Directors of Threshold to New Life, Nancy teaches financial literacy classes for several non-profit organizations, ran the church bookstore for 4 years at Grace Fellowship Church, and is a Compassion International and Campus Outreach sponsor.


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