Staff

2 Timothy 2:2
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses
entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 

George Lang Executive Director

George was raised in St. Paul and currently lives in Blaine with his wife Ana and their children. George and his family attend Emmanuel Christian Center in Fridley.  George leads FreedomWorks as an example of a life transformed by Christ. Having served three prison sentences, he knows the struggles of reentry firsthand. George’s call to serve men comes from Isaiah 42:22 “These are my people hidden away in caves, dungeons and prisons with no one to speak for them.”

Cheryl Sletten Director of Administration

Cheryl joined the FreedomWorks staff in July of 2018 but has been a friend of FreedomWorks since she began volunteering in 2011. She has over 25 years each of business administration, human resources and ministry experience. She lives with her husband Dave, a retired lifetime pastor. Their children are all grown. Cheryl’s passion is to serve others in ways consistent with the teachings and example of Jesus. The mission and vision of FreedomWorks provides a perfect opportunity every day to live that out.

Esteban Gaona Case Manager & Admissions Coordinator

Esteban came to FreedomWorks in April of 2018.

Jeff Schwartz Bookkeeper

Jeff came to FreedomWorks in April 2015 having worked with two other business/ministries that work with people coming through reentry and recovery.

His heart is to work behind the scenes to help others be successful.  Jeff’s organizational skills enable him to support both the ministry as well as the others who support it.

Marissa Sternke Admin Assistant

Marissa has been a friend and support of FreedomWorks for many years. She returned to our office in September 2018 bringing her administrative skills to support the FreedomWorks program and the Director of Administration.

Clyde Harrison Facilities Manager

Clyde came to FreedomWorks as a resident in July 2017. One year later he was hired to oversee the maintenance and upkeep of our newly-purchased campus. Clyde has had a very wide variety of experiences that have prepared him for the many facets of this responsibility.

Resident Leadership Staff

We are excited when we are able to engage our current residents in the success of the FreedomWorks program.

Clark Pahl Resident Manager

Clark came to FreedomWorks as a resident in February 2017. He is a great roll model and is giving back as a leader to the other men.

Joseph Marquardt Custodian

Joe came to FreedomWorks as a resident in April 2017. He is giving back by providing assistance to both the Facilities Manager and the Resident Manager.