About Us

Founded by Tim and Esther Dickson, and Sam Crumrine, all foster-experienced parents with varied life experiences, we strive to assist the foster community *in a variety of ways with a focus on youth aging out of care. *

Our Story

For those who have never met us, New Journey San Angelo was founded by Tim & Esther Dickson and Sam Crumrine. Tim and Esther began their foster care journey in February 2013 after Tim was reminded of a vision he had several years earlier of a dorm-like structure. Pastor Kile Bateman has begun a similar ministry based out of Wichita Falls and was the catalyst for this reminder. Esther was reluctant due to previous dealings with CPS, but soon came on board. They began planning and sharing their vision to friends and family, but quickly realized something was missing. Bishop Aaron Blake stopped by in November 2013 and discussed becoming foster parents as both an educational and ministerial experience. Tim and Esther became licensed in April 2014 and have since taken in a dozen children from 3 days old to 17 years. This experience was one of the missing pieces. They also added to their friends and expanded their family far beyond just those who lived in their home while gaining knowledge of the system and some of its intricacies.

Samantha Crumrine was one of those best friends and one of the first to come alongside Tim and Esther in this journey. Her vision is for a foster-care focused subdivision, which will become a subsidiary of New Journey, The Village. This will be a set of houses specifically designed for our big foster families with accessories to match, such as a clubhouse with daycare, sensory park, and therapeutic animal care.

Since the vision began, the focus has been on youth aging out of care. In Texas, when a foster youth turns 18, they have the option of remaining in care until they graduate from High School or age out and enter this great big world on their own. I don’t know about many of you, but what I thought I could do on my own at 18 was completely different than what I could actually do. Some that choose to age out maintain relationships with their foster families, but many leave with no intent to return. They have been understandably frustrated with the system and do everything they can to stay away. We’re aiming for 100% independent funding as some youth will run if they even think the system is involved. Because of all of this, New Journey’s first project will be The Colony, a tiny home campus to promote independence while maintaining connection.

Board Members

Tim Dickson

Tim and Esther began fostering in April 2014 and had 12 placements and 4 adoptions over the next 7 years. He has previously led the Concho Valley Foster Parent Association and maintains their Facebook page for informational purposes.

President

Lyn Orzech


Vice President

Zac Orzech

Secretary

Beka Samples

Treasurer

Members-At-Large

Esther Dickson

Sam

Director Emeritus