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The Newpoint Team

Executive Director

Rich Angerer is a native of New Jersey, where he and his wife, Barb, raised and homeschooled their 4 children. God moved them through several churches during those 20 years, each time growing and pruning them.  With a desire to be in Christian ministry, Rich retired a few years early from his commercial airline job and they moved to Brunswick in 2016. In looking for ministry opportunities here, Rich joined The Gideons International. Through this organization he has been ministering to and discipling men each week in the Ware State Prison tier cells for almost 2 years. It is due to several experiences he has had with men there that God placed Newpoint Partnership on his heart. Rich and Barb are members of Union City Church and peer counselors at Skylark in Brunswick.

 

Discipleship & Residence Director

Mike Samulak was born and raised in Michigan, in a Russian-Polish family. He loves to study his heritage and it’s language. He accepted Christ as an early teen, but a few years later walked away from his faith. Later in life, after several re-attempts, he finally found himself facing the consequences of many poor choices and criminal charges, both state and federally. Upon incarceration, he began praying and reading the Word, daily. He felt the calling on his life to make a final change and recommit his life to the Lord. He began by facilitating different groups, such as A/A and N/A groups, in order to start sharing the love of Christ with fellow inmates. Through these groups and programs, he felt a heavy calling on his life, a life of ministry. After 5 years of confinement, he re-entered civilian life with a new perspective and a new love, one for sharing the gospel! He began facilitating men’s Bible study groups, began working in the field of construction, and continued to provide support of fellow parolee’s by attending state mandated groups once his parole was up. He has also joined fellow believers and some leaders of other denominations in other weekly prayer meetings. Newpoint has given Mike the opportunity to fulfill the calling God has placed on his life and allowed him the chance to give back what was given to him by the grace of God. The scripture placed on Mike’s heart, that describes him best is this: Isaiah 6:8 “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; send me.”

 

Board of Directors

Tom Riccio, Chairman, has been active in Youth, and Outreach/Mission ministries ever since he surrendered his life to Jesus Christ almost 30 years ago. Tom’s career is in chemical engineering, where he has held leadership positions in both Production and Engineering Management. Tom and his wife, Judi, have been active in ministry since their arrival in Glynn County in 1997. He has ministered to inmates during his 15 year involvement with Christians in Action where he has played softball in approximately 45 correctional facilities in FL, AL and MS. Tom currently is Board Chair of HIS Ministries in Brunswick and an Elder at Rhema Community Church.

Barb Angerer, Secretary Treasurer, has been serving the Lord actively for the last 25 years. During that time she has homeschooled her four children, served in various capacities in the churches she has attended with her husband, Rich, and served as a leader and teacher in her home school community in New Jersey. Since her youngest child graduated high school in 2013, Barb has been studying and teaching the Scriptures full-time. In addition, she has discipled women and done marital and pre-marital discipleship. In addition to serving as Secretary for Newpoint Partnership, Barb continues discipling women and couples, leads Bible studies with teens, serves as a peer counselor with Skylark, and provides the academic and spiritual instruction for House of Hope, a residential treatment center for teens rescued from sex trafficking.

 

 

Charles Baldwin is a native of Brunswick. His father was a Baptist preacher. Charles was led to Christ at an early age, but after the passing of his father when he was 12, his curiosity led to a life of drugs and alcohol. At the age of 35, in desperation, having reached the lowest point in his life, he received Christ Jesus into his life. After being delivered from drugs and alcohol he has been pressing to live a Christian life to the best of his ability. He spends his life trying to encourage others who are caught up in addiction to come to Christ, as God leads him.

 

Allen Booker is a Brunswick native and he has been active in civic issues for many years.  He is a member of Worth It International Ministries, Inc.  He is also the Glynn County Commissioner for District 5 and the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together of Glynn County Georgia, Inc.  Allen has been married to his wife, Vanessa, for over 30 years.  They have one son (Dominique), 2 grandchildren and 6 godchildren.  He was saved by grace through Jesus Christ.

 

Warren Rogers is a native of Brunswick.  He attended College Without Walls through his local church for a year..  We felt compelled to go into jail and prison ministry over 20 years ago and he’s been involved in Kairos Prison Ministry for the last 7 years.  He has also worked for over a year with people in recovery from chemical dependencies.  He felt led of the Lord (from Isaiah 42:6-7) to go into the prison houses and open the eyes of the blind and it has become his passions…being a witness and light for Christ in this dark world.  Warren is also principally involved in building an orphanage in Africa.

 

Jeff Shadrick has been a Christian for more than 60 years and has served in numerous leadership capacities within the churches he attended. Jeff’s career was in engineering, both in the Air Force where he worked in communications, and in civilian life where he held various leadership positions in engineering and finance for AT&T, BellSouth and other Bell-Operating Companies. He has been an active resident in the Golden Isles since he and his wife, Iris, moved to Jekyll Island in 2002. Jeff is an officer of the Brunswick Camp of The Gideons International and is on the Board of Morningstar CFS, as well as volunteering at the International Seafarers Center and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He has been credentialed by the Georgia Department of Corrections and has ministered to men in the tier cells at Ware State Prison. He’s an active member of The Jekyll Island Baptist Chapel.

 

Vicki West is a transplant from Chillicothe, Ohio. Her only regret about moving to the South is that she did not do it a long time ago. When asked how she got to Brunswick, her response will always be, God put a calling on her life to “Speak to the Nations.”  She has two sons, Ryan & Jared, both married.  Vicki took the reigns as Executive Director of The International Seafarers’ Center in July, 2018.  Vicki is a champion of the “underdog” and after dealing with a homeless alcoholic for 3.5 years, listening to Lord always saying, ‘DO NOT GIVE UP ON HIM” and now being a part of his amazing transformation, she understands how important a ministry like Newpoint Partnership is. Vicki counts it a privileged to be a Board Member of this wonderful ministry.