Damascus Way Announces New Executive Director
Damascus Way Reentry Center has announced a new Executive Director, Tierre Webster, to join the organization in November. Tierre succeeds Craig Fruen who has led Damascus Way since 2011 and will continue serving as Associate Director.
As an ordained minister in the Church of God in Christ and a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Tierre has spent over 15 years ministering in an urban context with a focus on community development, re-entry, and leadership development.
Since 2016, Tierre has been the Executive Director of Next Chapter Ministries in Rochester, MN: a transitional housing and discipleship organization serving men and women impacted by incarceration. He has also held positions with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in addiction recovery, and at Family Service Rochester as a contract supervisor to Olmsted County Child and Family Services, where he began the Father Project, for restoring and encouraging parental involvement.
“Tierre is a well-respected and highly successful leader in Rochester”
“Tierre is a well-respected and highly successful leader in Rochester” said board chairman Doug Bodde, who has worked with Tierre and others in collaborative re-entry ministry efforts. “The board is excited by the depth of experience and the gospel-commitment Tierre brings to our ministry.”
Tierre has a Masters Degree from the University of Northwestern St. Paul and is a graduate of Crossroads College in Rochester, MN. A native of Minneapolis, Tierre and his wife Marcia and their five children live in Rochester, where they will continue living as he leads Damascus Way’s expanding programs in both cities.
Damascus Way Reentry Center is a Christ-centered, transitional housing ministry serving individuals exiting Minnesota correctional facilities. It is a subsidiary ministry of Transform Minnesota. Damascus Way began in 1974 and offers a suite of re-entry services designed to facilitate enriching work, loving community, and stable housing all in the context of Christian discipleship.
Damascus Way’s current facilities in Golden Valley and Rochester, Minnesota serve 72 men. The ministry recently broke ground on a new 30-bed transitional house in Golden Valley to replace the small and aging facility where it began operations in 1974.