Chelsea Lampen, M.Div., MSW, graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, majoring in religion and cultural studies in 2009.  In 2014, she graduated from Western Theological Seminary’s dual track program with a Masters of Divinity and Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Prior to moving to Lupeni, Chelsea worked for a year with Bethany Christian Services, providing micro counseling services.  She also lived for two years in an intentional community with Hope College students in Holland, Michigan.  Chelsea was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America in March 2015. Chelsea has worked in various places around the globe, such as Romania, Greece, Haiti, New York, Iowa, and Michigan.  She is excited for you to come!

The founder of New Horizons Foundation, Dana Bates,  also has his M.Div. through Gordon Seminary, and has completed his PhD through Oxford.  The title of his PhD is “The Glory of God is Humanity Fully Alive:  Exploring Eastern Orthodoxy as a Resource for Human Development in Conversation with the Capability Approach.”