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Board Member Highlight – Roland Kushner

Meet Board of Directors member Roland Kushner, a business professor at Muhlenberg College. The Canadian relocated to Bethlehem, PA in 1980 and quickly got involved, including leadership roles supporting Musikfest, The Bach Choir, Rose Garden Children’s Festival, and WDIY.  A passionate volunteer, Roland discovered New Bethany Ministries in the mid-2000s while part of United Way…

by on June 29, 2021
New Bethany Ministries and ArtsQuest Partner in Musikfest Memorial Fundraiser

New Bethany Ministries and ArtsQuest Partner in Musikfest Memorial Fundraiser

The joint operation pays tribute to COVID-19 frontline workers, those lost, and survivors during Musikfest celebrations.  In honor of those affected by COVID-19, ArtsQuest and New Bethany Ministries are joining forces to present Poppies of Remembrance, Lanterns of Hope, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. Poppies of Remembrance, Lanterns of Hope features small paper bags illuminated…

by on June 24, 2021

Board Member Highlight – Brian Gates

Bethlehem native Brian Gates was familiar with New Bethany Ministries but it wasn’t until his interest in the community grew that he truly recognized the organization’s impact.  After meeting New Bethany’s Executive Director, Marc Rittle, Brian knew he wanted to get involved. Now, as one of New Bethany’s newest Board Members, Brian aims to grow…

by on June 23, 2021

Home, Sweet Home

On May 3, 2021, Idah and her niece, Elizabeth, received a phone call that would change their lives. They finally found a permanent home of their own.  Idah and Elizabeth lost their home in the spring of 2020 during a domestic dispute. Thanks to New Bethany’s Housing Assistance office, the small family spent eight weeks…

by on June 23, 2021

Employee Spotlight – Emily Parker

New Bethany Ministries’ new Director of Development, Emily Parker, may be a fresh face around the office, but she jumped headfirst into her position. From the moment she accepted in February, she began brainstorming creative ways to build donor relations and fundraise for New Bethany. Now she’s branching into the world of philanthropy and grants…

by on June 2, 2021
New Bethany Ministries Awarded Grant for Veteran Assistance

New Bethany Ministries Awarded Grant for Veteran Assistance

The organization’s award-winning Housing Assistance office accepts $50,000 toward services for homeless Lehigh Valley veterans. New Bethany Ministries (NBM), a Bethlehem, PA nonprofit providing basic-need services, housing, and support that lifts individuals out of poverty, received $50,000 through the Lehigh Valley Homeless Veterans Fund. The grant is part of $195,000 in state funding and will…

by on May 21, 2021
Board Member Highlight – José Mendez

Board Member Highlight – José Mendez

Meet José Mendez, one of New Bethany Ministries’ newest Board Members. An active member of the Episcopalian community, José spent the last 20 years involved with our neighbor, the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. He learned about New Bethany in 2012 when he began facilities management work at the church, ensuring all Cathedral services and…

by on May 21, 2021

Rising to the Volunteer Challenge

The Choice Food Pantry has one main goal – improving client health while ultimately reducing chronic disease from poor food decisions, and New Bethany Ministries has always envisioned offering recipes to guests visiting the pantry allowing them to choose ingredients needed to cook entire meals. When paired with Brown & Brown Insurance for the Volunteer…

by on May 17, 2021

New Bethany Ministries Completes Housing Assistance Team

New Bethany Ministries Completes Housing Assistance Team Three new employees join New Bethany.  New Bethany Ministries (NBM) announces the addition of Rosemary Coleman, Bria Johnson, and Heather Kebernik as tenant navigators for the Housing Assistance program.  As tenant navigators, Coleman, Johnson, and Kebernik assist tenants and property owners who are managing rental payment arrears challenges….

by on May 14, 2021
New Bethany Ministries Fills Lead Fundraising Position

New Bethany Ministries Fills Lead Fundraising Position

New Bethany Ministries Fills Lead Fundraising Position Emily Parker was hired as the organization’s Director of Development.  New Bethany Ministries (NBM) recently appointed Emily Parker as the organization’s Director of Development. Parker is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing all activities related to organizational fundraising. After starting her career as Director of Development for Legacy…

by on May 14, 2021

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