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.


Executive Director
TJ Ernst
 Program Director
Family Life Manager
Tammi Hess
Family Life Coordinator
Megan Giovanni
Aftercare Manager
Dan Bosiljevac
Business Manager
Dale Kreher
Donation Coordinator
Renee Kampschneider
Development Associate
Abby Skradski
Overnight Coordinators
Kyndra Garrett, Nina Kampe
Weekend Coordinator
Cristal Reyna
The Humble Lily Store Manager 
Liz Gelnette
Product Specialist
Brianna Whitbeck
Floor Lead
Korrie Zeschmann

Board Members

President Matt Miller
President Elect TBD
Secretary Karla Franzluebbers
Treasurer Brett Wawers
Dr. Paul Esposito
Ann Mangiameli
Jonathan Meeter
Laura Olderog
Paul Parr
Barb Vollmer
Bethlehem House

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

The Humble Lily

12100 W Center Road, Suite 610
Omaha, NE 68144
P: 402-933-3366

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