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Who We Are

The mission of Atlas is to become advocates for people facing life’s situational needs: relational, physical, emotional, financial, and/or spiritual. We strive to serve with unconditional love in all relationships. The goal of each on-going client relationship is honest self-assessment of their situation, renewed hope for their future, and holistic growth and betterment in their lives. Spiritual elements of lasting success in this process include prayer, gently sharing the Gospel of Christ through actions and words, and encouraging participation in the local church.

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.

— Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT​

Our Mission

Our Mission


Our Vision


Meet The Team


Brenda Schealler

Staff Mentor

(712) 580-3277

Brenda joined ATLAS in May of 2020. She and her husband of 30 plus years recently moved to town from the country.

"Life is an adventure! As with all adventures, things often happen that can take us by surprise. Some things can even change or seemingly destroy our plans. Sometimes, no matter how strong we think we are or should be, we need help. Help to sort through the "stuff", make a plan, and move forward. I believe ATLAS can be that help and I am thankful to be a part of this team."

Our Board

Dave Butterworth
Board President

Our Board

Shelley Brichta
Board Member
Paul Veiseth
Board Member
Kyle Norris
Julie Hill
Board Member

David Lyons

Executive Director

David Lyons is a graduate of FIRE School of Ministry and served as an overseas missionary, first in Holland for 4 1/2 years, then after marrying, in Peru for 6 years.


David moved back to the States with his family in 2017 to serve as Executive Director of ATLAS. He understands that in a country that seemingly has it all on the outside, many people are hurting, struggling, and lost here just as much as people abroad. David counts it a privilege to have the opportunity to touch the lives of those who would probably never step into a church.


Cathy Veiseth

Female Staff Mentor

Cathy Veiseth has always had a love for people and reaching them with the love of Jesus. ATLAS is blessed to have her and be a place where she can pursue both passions! She has also been in the design world for many years and recently opened a shop, Poiema Design, with her daughter, Heather. Cathy is full of life and looks forward to all the adventure that God has in store for her!

Cathy is married to her husband, Paul, and they have been blessed with 6 children and soon to be 15 grandchildren.

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