About

Our Mission

To provide pregnant and parenting women in crisis, regardless of their faith preference, with a home, hope and empowerment through life-affirming services rooted in Catholic tradition.

Our Story

Not a shelter, but a home.

Family life is the basic unit of our society. There is a great need to heal our culture and strengthen the family structure in America. Bethlehem House has identified respect for all life – born and unborn – as the crucial issue our community must address.

We know every person has a right to life, and a right to a life; that is, a right to responsible parenting with loving care, education, and encouraging support. We work to compassionately and zealously launch lives on the upward path of responsibility, growth, and community spirit.

Bethlehem House is a place where each woman is shown how to love herself, and helped to find and develop her own unique talents so that upon departing she will be on a path to make the contribution to the world God has planned for her and her child.

Bethlehem House – Empowering Women from Surviving to Thriving

Our Values

Uphold the dignity of the human person

We know that each person is unique, important and deserving of life, unconditional love and respect from the moment of conception to natural death. It is our commitment to exemplify our knowledge of the intrinsic value of human life in all facets of our programs and services.

Support and strengthen family and community

We understand the importance of exemplifying what a healthy family and community looks like, feels like, and functions like. Family is the central social institution and good parenting helps sustain life, guides morality and informs healthy decision making.

Foster an environment of mercy and hope

It is our responsibility to demonstrate compassion to the most vulnerable population, and to instill hope in those we serve. We strive to cultivate a sense of solidarity in our greater community by identifying and addressing poverties of our culture.

Staff

Executive Director

Joanne Hull

Family Life Director

Gina Tomes

Gina Tomes assisted in launching the Family Life residential program for Bethlehem House in 2005, and has fostered programming since the organization’s inception. Gina has 25 years of experience in human services, education, affordable housing, addiction recovery, non-profit management and social work. She currently oversees the Family Life residential program, Aftercare Alumni services program, and Faith formation services. Gina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She holds a certificate in Family Ministry from Creighton University and is nationally certified Birkman Method Life Coach.

Aftercare Manager

Megan Sharpe

Accountant

Beth Mincer

Beth Mincer is a CPA certified accountant with over 40 years of experience. She tenured 17 years working as controller for the largest local CPA firm in the Omaha area.  Looking to semi-retire after years of corporate accounting, Beth joined the Bethlehem House team in 2016. She enjoys the flexibility and location, which is less than a mile from where she has lived since 1981.  And she loves the mission.

Beth is a graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in Accounting.  She has been treasurer for various nonprofits over the years including Montessori Coop School, St. Martin of Tours Church, Dean Fricke Food Pantry and Magdalene Omaha.  

Beth has been married to Steve since 1979.  They have one daughter, Emma and a dog named Rieker.  They have been members of St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church in south Omaha for over 30 years.

Family Life Manager

Tammie Hess

Administrative Assistant

Renee Kampschneider

Executive Director
Joanne Hull
Family Life Director
Gina Tomes
Family Life Manager
Tammi Hess
Aftercare Manager
Megan Sharpe
Accountant
Beth Mincer
Administrative Assistant
Renee Kampschneider
Overnight Coordinators
Kyndra Garrett, Trudy Hogueison, Nina Kampe,
Humble Lily Lead Product Specialists 
Elizabeth Gelnette, Mary Howell

Board Members

President Linda Maher
Vice President Mike Bojanski
Secretary TJ Ernst
Treasurer Steven Knight
Chaplin Fr. Kevin Schnieder
Michelle Daniels
Patrick Leahy
Ann Mangiameli
Jonathan Meeter
Matthew Miller
Lequisha Sims, LCSW, LMHP
Dr. Michael Skoch
Jeanette Wojtalewicz
Bethlehem House

2301 S. 15th St.
Omaha, NE 68108
P: 402-502-9224
F: 402-505-9016

The Humble Lily

10730 Pacific St, Suite 114
Omaha, NE 68114
P: 402-933-3366

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