Gordie Krogh – Executive Director

Gordie has a BA in Christian Counseling that has allowed him to serve in both counseling training & lay ministry. He has a passion to see youth embrace a personal relationship with Christ that led to many years of youth ministry. Weekly meetings, weekend retreats and summer mission trips provided an opportunity to unconditionally love young people in a challenging season of life. Gordie has served in a lay pastoral role and in music ministry. Gordie’s love for Jesus Christ and his personal understanding of unconditional love has led him to this ministry.





Helen Baratta – Director

Helen Baratta is married to her college sweetheart, Vince Baratta and they have two grown sons, Alex and Davis. Helen first met Jenn through First Place 4 Health where they both served as Networking Leaders. Helen is maintaining a weight loss of over 100 pounds and attributes her transformation to the First Place 4 Health program because of its biblical approach to health management. Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation occurs as we rely on the Holy Spirit in all aspects of our life. Helen serves as the Director of Development for First Place 4 Health. Helen believes that Jesus calls us to embrace everyone with grace and mercy as we are called to love others. As Christians we are to hold each other accountable to the scripture’s sound doctrine as we strive to live a Christ honoring life.

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Jeremy Sexton – Director

Jeremy felt called to ministry at an early age and went to the University of Valley Forge with a major in youth ministry. He served for years in Washingon, DC as the Media Pastor of National Community Church. He is passionate about Scripture and helping others learn to live it out in their daily lives.


Scott Thomas – Director

Scott is married to Linda and they met while working together at McDonald’s. Scott was an Operations Manager with McDonald’s for 22 years. After leaving McDonald’s, Scott and Linda moved to Door County and opened their own real estate company. Scott has a BS in Business and Marketing and, with his background, God has blessed him with many ministry opportunities over the years. Scott, now retired, spends his time working for God’s Kingdom and enjoys time with his grandchildren. Currently, Scott attends Lakeside Community Church where he serves on the Worship Team and as a Small Group Bible Study Leader.