Executive Director

Corie joined the Atlas team in October 2017 as the Women's Mentor Coordinator. She was promoted to Executive Director in December 2021. She is married to her husband, Jake and together they have 6 children and 5 grandchildren. She grew up in Willmar and is passionate about the people and development of her community. She has extensive experience with homeless, domestic violence and youth service providers plus 6 years doing foster care. She has also been mentored through ATLAS herself, which has ignited a passion to help others grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and be obedient to his word to go out and make disciples. 


Women's Mentor Coordinator

Kris joined the Atlas team in June of 2023 as the Women’s Mentor Coordinator.  She is passionate about relationship building and assisting those seeking changes in their life.  Kris spent the last 36 years in government service for the MN Judicial Branch and retired in 2022.  She has been eagerly seeking an opportunity to work with like-minded people and further the Kingdom.  Kris was mentored through ATLAS herself and is excited about the opportunity to impact our community.  Outside of work, Kris and her husband, Rick, enjoy the joyful craziness a blended family of seven children and eight grandchildren brings!

Doug Nelson

Men's Mentor Coordinator

Doug joined the Atlas team in March of 2023 as the Men’s Mentor Coordinator. He is married to Barb and they have lived around the Willmar area all their lives. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. Over the years Doug has been a leader at his church with small groups, family ministry and men's ministry. He now serves on staff part-time as the Director of Care where he helps share the love of Christ with people in life’s struggles. Every man needs authentic male relationships to grow in their walk with Jesus and to become a stronger spiritual leader of their family. Doug will strive to guide men to be more Godly men, loving husbands and effective fathers through Atlas’ ministry.  

Juanita Zieske

Office Manager

Juanita joined the ATLAS team in February of 2023. She grew up in Willmar and loves her community. She and her husband, Travis have three rambunctious boys. She has a passion for numbers, animals, children and helping those in need. Her servant heart is such a blessing to the people around her. She has extensive experience in the business and accounting world along with administration. She has also been mentored through ATLAS which has helped her grow in her relationship with Jesus and deepen her faith, which led her to want to help others and work for ATLAS. 

ATLAS Board of Directors

Scott Johnson - President

Taylor Williamson - Treasurer

Reed Egerstrom

Joan Egerstrom

Bev Weflen

Deidre Lynch