Serving Children in Jesus’ Name

Leadership

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 enjoys his walk the Lord, family activities, basketball, music, fishing, entrepreneurship, and building relationships with ministry partners.


Elizabeth Kuehner

Board Chair

Elizabeth is a Sales Training Manager at Cummins Inc., where she has worked for over 15 years. She and her husband, Brian, and their 5 year old daughter, Sarah, live in Columbus. Elizabeth loves Jesus and enjoys seeing how He works in and through peoples lives to touch others. She also loves spending time with her fabulous family, and she holds on to her firm belief that God is good...all the time!


Ron Kyzer

Ron is retired and loves living on the side of a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest in southeast Tennessee with Nancy, his wife of 44 years. He spent 25 years with Ronald Blue & Co., a national wealth management firm serving clients who are philanthropically oriented. They have a daughter and five grandchildren in Greenwood and a son and two grandchildren in Moscow, Russia. Ron graduated from the University of Alabama and was on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) for more than 20 years.


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.


Ross Templeton

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.

 


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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