Serving Children in Jesus’ Name


With the help and support of hundreds of individuals and dozens of churches, businesses and foundations, New Song has built a nurturing community of homes and a school for children who are suffering. The vision and commitment of our leadership keeps these efforts focused and growing.

Robert P. Schloss, J.D.

Founder and Executive Director

Bob Schloss is the Executive Director of New Song Mission, a refuge for the fatherless, neglected, and impoverished children of Indiana. Bob is a graduate of Indiana University and the IU School of Law, is a licensed attorney, a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, and a former deputy prosecutor. In 1998, Bob became a senior staff member at one of the largest publically funded residential youth campuses in Indiana. It was there that God gave Bob the vision for creating a completely privately funded nonprofit Christian children’s home for some of Indiana’s most vulnerable children.

Bob and his wife Lisa, who has her master’s degree in social work and is a licensed clinical social worker, moved to Columbus, Indiana in 2003 to create the ministry of New Song Mission. The campus is built on one of the most scenic settings in all of the Midwest: 100 beautiful acres in the hills of Brown County. By God’s grace and with the help and encouragement of more than 3,000 supportive friends, dozens of churches, and more than 100 businesses, the ministry is now open and serving children in need!

Bob and Lisa have fostered six children and have four adult sons of their own: Nathan, Scott, Thomas, and James. Bob seeks to live in the light of the glory of Christ and enjoys family activities, basketball, music, fishing, entrepreneurship, and building relationships with ministry partners.

Ross Templeton

Board Chairman

Ross grew up in Indianapolis and first became connected with New Song while he was a student at Indiana University in Bloomington.  He currently lives in greater Boston, MA where he works as a consulting engagement manager for Liberty Mutual.  Ross and his wife Rebecca are blessed to have 3 wonderful, energetic kids and love spending time outdoors exploring New England.

Barb Bergstrand

Barb and her husband Kevin are retired school teachers who moved to Brown County in 2012. Barb taught special education and early childhood education in Indiana and Missouri for 24 years. She has been active in her local church in the children's ministry, prayer ministry and music program. Her proudest accomplishments are her 3 adult children Benji, Brittany and Bradley and their growing families. Barb enjoys hiking, gardening, reading and spending time with her fabulous grandchildren.

Lance Fleming

Lance is a retired manufacturing executive who lives in Trafalgar, IN.  He and his wife Mary have four children and 12 grandchildren. Lance is an active member of Emmanuel Church of Greenwood and volunteers with Shepherd Community Center on the east side of Indianapolis.  He has engineering and finance degrees from Michigan State University.  Lance enjoys spending time with family and his hobbies include travel, golf, skiing and paddle boarding.

David Benshoof

David is an engineering graduate of LeTourneau University and moved to Indianapolis where he met his wife Bonnie of 31 years. They have two adult children, Alyson and Jonathan. David worked in manufacturing for 18 years and for the past 15 years has co-owned a security systems integration company.  He is an active member of Faith Church where he has served in ministry as a deacon, early childhood education teacher, pioneer club leader, and English as a second language (ESL) instructor. David enjoys travelling, coffee shops, car shows, jazz music, watching sports, experiencing God’s beautiful nature, and hanging out with his extended family in Bloomington.


Dan W. Gluesenkamp

Ex Officio

Dan and Debra, his wife of 32 years, have owned and managed Designscape Horticultural Services, Inc., a full service Design/Build landscape firm and nursery in Nashville for the last 29 years. He was an elder of his home church, New Life Community Church, also in Nashville, from 2002-2008. He grew up in the Southport area of Indianapolis, went to Ball State University, and has 3 children, Gabriel, Rachel, and Isaac.

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