How Home Free Ministries Began...
  The need for qualified Christian visitation ministers has grown at a rate faster than our churches have been able to provide. Home Free Ministries works with church leaders to help develop visitation ministries through recruitment and training of Christian men and women volunteers.
  
   Many seniors live a life of quiet desperation. They may be lonely and scared and without hope for the future. Indeed, they see no future. Others may know the Lord, but feel abandoned after years of loneliness: not only by friends and family, but abandoned by Jesus Himself. What a frightening existence this must be!

   Home Free Ministries reaches out to these people and gives them a sense of future and hope. Through caring volunteers and other resources, we bring to them the good news of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ. By sharing His love, we assure them that they are valued citizens in the Kingdom of God. We are  currently involved in serving seniors in Cedar Rapids and surrounding communities by offering fellowship, worship services, Alpha classes, one-on-one visitation, life enriching programs, and much more. 

   Jerry L. Fagerland is the founder and Executive Director of HFM.  Jerry has had a heart for seniors his entire life. In 2002 he started Home Free Ministries and began a life of serving seniors. The onset of Home Free Ministries was in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.In 2009 Jerry and his wife (Lin) moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and they now serve seniors there and in surrounding comunities.

   He has over 30 years of business management experience, a B.S. Degree in Education from Mankato State University, and completed the 2 year program Gerontological Pastoral Care Institute at Luther Seminary in 2004.

   His extensive business experience, including people management, training, recruiting, employee relations, motivational counseling, and administrative management, provides a strong background for professional management of the organization.  His education, strong faith, and love of the elderly, provided the springboard for the establishment of Home Free Ministries.  

   Home Free Ministries is a Christ centered and Biblically based outreach program. We are dedicated to providing programs and fellowship to seniors in nursing homes, assisted living and independent senior living communities. 
“Do not cast me away when
I am old; do not forsake
me when my strength is gone.”
Psalm 71:9
 

Jerry and his wife, Lin