William Lutz has been the executive director for The New Path, Inc., a not-for-profit organization, since December 2014. Bill holds both a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Affairs and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Wright State University in Dayton.
Before assuming leadership of New Path, Bill served in the City of Piqua’s Community and Economic Development Department, where he led citizen engagement activities and secured state and federal dollars for numerous projects.
Bill lives in Troy with his wife Ashley and two children, Jackson and Charlotte.
Tipp City Program Coordinator
Since 1998 Sherry Loschi has served as the outreach coordinator for the New Path, Inc., Ginghamsburg’s local and regional outreach ministry to those in need within our surrounding communities. Sherry’s deep passion for those in need of a hand up comes from her own experiences of poverty. Sherry’s key responsibilities include coordinating the servants each week who stock the food pantry, personal shoppers, managing the car ministry and dental ministry, posting for our Social Media as well as coordinating special events and fundraisers for the mission. Recently she completed the Bridges Out of Poverty and Ally Training and serves with Ginghamsburg’s Circles initiative. As an unpaid servant, Sherry is the primary facilitator of a popular self-esteem class for adults.
Fort McKinley Program Coordinator
Nicole Land is the Program Coordinator at Fort McKinley UMC for The New Path, Inc., which is the Urban location in the city of Dayton. Nicole’s key responsibilities include coordinating a number of servants each week to make the food pantry happen, provide financial assistance to those who qualify, and be the liason of outreach ministries in the form of classes such as Jobs for Life, and GED. Presently she is beginning to focus on some reentry work.
Nicole holds a master’s degree in Community and Social Development from Case Western Reserve University along with being a 2008 graduate of the Graduate Academy for Community Leadership from Edison State Community College. Nicole is also currently involved with a program called Neighborhood Leadership Institute, an annual 12-week program that trains Dayton residents for current or future leadership opportunities in city communities. Nicole currenlty has her License of Social Work (LSW)and working towards her License of Independent Social Work (LISW). Areas of interest include community development, re-entry, single mothers, social/economic justice, and child welfare.
Outside of New Path, Nicole is spending time with her family of four kids. She enjoys the outdoors, trying new things, learning, and listening to music. A favorite hobby of hers is collecting and seeing lighthouses around the United States. She serves in Children’s Ministry both at the Tipp campus and Fort McKinley.
Jeanne Lasko began with New Path as an unpaid servant in 2004. Jeanne was hired as Anna’s Closet manager when it first opened in 2006 and played an integral part in getting that ministry off the ground. Jeanne later brought her administrative skills to organize the data system at the New Path offices and helped initiate the conversion from an Access program to our current Virtual Case Manager on line data base. Jeanne is a part-time paid staff member and is also skillful at grant writing and has been successful at bringing Ohio Benefit Bank to New Path.
Sandra Asbury and her two children started serving at New Path in 2003 by making “Blessing Bags” for the Pantry. As the children out grew the project, Sandra shifted to working on data entry on the Access program and then transitioned to Virtual Case Management system. Sandra joined the staff in 2014 and is on the pantry floor on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon. In the morning you will find her organizing the furniture volunteers and donations and answering the phone. When not at work she enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking and above all spending time with her family.
Anna’s Closet Store Manager
Brenda Slifer came to Anna’s Closet first as an unpaid servant, then Brenda’s leadership skills were recognized and she stepped up as manager. Brenda manages Anna’s Closet with much passion as she has been the part-time paid manager since 2008.
Linda Kremer has been our part-time accountant since 2007. She has her B.S. in Accounting from Miami University and is a C.P.A. She brings many talents to New Path as she keeps track of donations, pays the bills, orders supplies, as well as payroll. Linda manages the loans through the “car buy program” and keeps track of the many titles of the CAR Program. Linda enjoys scrap booking, crocheting, reading and excercising and she enjoys using her strengths to further the mission of New Path. It is important to Linda to have balance in her family life. She and her husband (also an acountant) have a full schedule with their three teens and a college student. Linda also serves as an unpaid servant at Anna’s Closet in her spare time.
GIVE Medical Ministry
Tom Downs has the gift of compassion as he uses his retired years to serve others by being the GIVE Manager, a part-time paid position. Tom’s background is in Engineering and he uses his skills by repairing wheelchairs and organizing hundreds of pieces of medical equipment, from soft to wheel chairs and hospital beds. Tom finds helping others to help themselves to be more independent is very rewarding.
JJ’s Furniture Manager
Jim Dunkel has a passion to provide for those in desperate need, and as the part-time manager for JJ’s Furniture he is able to do just that. Jim served as an unpaid servant for 4 years at JJ’s Furniture and brings some special talents as a carpenter/handy man. He has served on four mission trips to New Orleans in restorative missions. Jim has also managed his own remodeling business for the last 25 years and is now remodeling lives.
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