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. 

Staff

George Lang Executive Director – george@myfreedomworks.com

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.”

Marissa Sternke Executive Assistant – marissa@myfreedomworks.com

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 Executive Director.

Randy Washington Program Director – randy@myfreedomworks.com

Randy joins us after returning to the State of Minnesota from Wisconsin where he resided with his wife and three children over the past 15 years.  Randy has worked with at-risk populations throughout his life and ministry in a variety of direct care, and management capacities impacting populations in need of reentry and aftercare service.

Marlin Meszaros Recovery Community Coordinator –recovery@myfreedomworks.com

Marlin came to FreedomWorks in October of 2019.

 

Steve Stoltz Recovery Community Coordinator –rcc@myfreedomworks.com

Steve has always been an encouragement to others in recovery and accountability to the guys at FreedomWorks as well as others in the local recovery community. He has worked for FreedomWorks for a number of years, serving in a variety of positions.

Tyler Fearing  Reentry Coordinator –case.manager@myfreedomworks.com 

Tyler became a participant in the FreedomWorks R&A program in 2019.  A year later it was our privilege to ask him to become part of our staff.  He feels that it is an honor to serve current and future participants through this ministry.  He is a blessing not only to the residents but also to the rest of the staff.  It is amazing to see how God can work through our programs and then lead the men to serve Him by giving back in this way.

 

Greg Hildebrandt  Housing Support Coordinator –hsc@myfreedomworks.com

Greg was born and raised in St. Paul and currently lives in North MPLS with his wife Kelli and their numerous children. After 12 years of working with teens in the Twin Cities at TreeHouse, he joined FreedomWorks in August 2020. He is passionate about seeing men step into their roles as fathers, husbands, and leaders in the community.

Michael Graves Participant Engagement Coordinator –fwec@myfreedomworks.com 

Michael joined FreedomWorks in August 2020.

Althea Gadegbeku  Admin/Tech Coordinator –althea@myfreedomworks.com

Althea currently lives in Coon Rapids with her husband, Clarence and two boys. She considers it to be a privilege and honor to support the FreedomWorks vision for the community.

Gloria Hudson Bookkeeper – bookkeeper@myfreedomworks.com 

Gloria has lived in Minnesota since 1969. She studied at Minnesota School of Business and Hennepin Technical College. She was formerly employed by Honeywell, Target Corporation and Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Currently, she is a Member and Secretary at New Bethel Baptist Church, Mpls. She has been sober 37 years and feels grateful to carry the “Message”.

Jeff Schwartz Donations Manager – donations@myfreedomworks.com 

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.

Resident Leadership Staff

We are excited to engage our Reentry & Aftercare residents in the success of the FreedomWorks ministries.

Larry Knox Custodian & Recovery Associate

Larry came to FreedomWorks as a resident in November 2017. He is giving back by providing assistance to our program staff.

Buck Garrick House Manager

Buck arrived at FreedomWorks during the winter of 2019 with a desire to break free from the drug addiction and the revolving door of prison.  After completing his Intensive Outpatient Program, he participated in the Reentry and Aftercare Program.   That fall, Buck became a House Manager.  He serves all residents on our campus in their various states of participation and is a tireless, selfless servant.