Chris Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

founder, leader, and Teacher

Chris Hartenstein, CEO of Hartco, Inc. and founding member of The New Frontier Ministries, bought Hartco from his father in 1998, revolutionizing the companies processes. Chris lives in Ohio with his wife Ruth and eight children. He has five sons: Robert, Judah, Jared, Seth, and Joseph, and six daughters and daughter-in-laws: Linsley, Isabel, Gabrielle, Nadia, Michelle, and Olivia. God laid the vision for the New Frontier on Chris’s heart after a tumultuous season in the family’s history. In 2012, the vision became a reality, and The New Frontier had its first official week as a ministry. Since then, God has grown the ministry tremendously. Chris loves being on mission in Montana with his family. He has a passion for his family and a desire for others to come to know the heart of our Heavenly Father. Together, Chris and his wife are warriors for the hearts of others and a Kingdom force to be reckoned with.

Chris Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

founder, leader, and Teacher

Chris Hartenstein, CEO of Hartco, Inc. and founding member of The New Frontier Ministries, bought Hartco from his father in 1998, revolutionizing the companies processes. Chris lives in Ohio with his wife Ruth and eight children. He has five sons: Robert, Judah, Jared, Seth, and Joseph, and six daughters and daughter-in-laws: Linsley, Isabel, Gabrielle, Nadia, Michelle, and Olivia. God laid the vision for the New Frontier on Chris’s heart after a tumultuous season in the family’s history. In 2012, the vision became a reality, and The New Frontier had its first official week as a ministry. Since then, God has grown the ministry tremendously. Chris loves being on mission in Montana with his family. He has a passion for his family and a desire for others to come to know the heart of our Heavenly Father. Together, Chris and his wife are warriors for the hearts of others and a Kingdom force to be reckoned with.

Chris Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

founder, leader, and Teacher

Chris Hartenstein, CEO of Hartco, Inc. and founding member of The New Frontier Ministries, bought Hartco from his father in 1998, revolutionizing the companies processes. Chris lives in Ohio with his wife Ruth and eight children. He has five sons: Robert, Judah, Jared, Seth, and Joseph, and six daughters and daughter-in-laws: Linsley, Isabel, Gabrielle, Nadia, Michelle, and Olivia. God laid the vision for the New Frontier on Chris’s heart after a tumultuous season in the family’s history. In 2012, the vision became a reality, and The New Frontier had its first official week as a ministry. Since then, God has grown the ministry tremendously. Chris loves being on mission in Montana with his family. He has a passion for his family and a desire for others to come to know the heart of our Heavenly Father. Together, Chris and his wife are warriors for the hearts of others and a Kingdom force to be reckoned with.

Tiffany Lenon

Chris Hartenstein

Finance  Manager

Tiffany Lenon joined the New Frontier full-time in 2016. She loves spending time with her family, helping people encounter our amazing Heavenly Father, and adventuring in the great outdoors. Consequently, she gets to do all those things on staff! Her husband, Josh, the senior pastor at Red Door Church in Cincinnati, has also worked on the TNF team. He has helped teach TNF content during the summer and features in our 2019 post-trip videos, where he and Chris talk through what it looks like to step back into life after a Montana adventure. Tiffany and Josh have two young daughters, Story and Emmy, who love participating in the crazy adventures God has called their family into.

Tiffany Lenon

Chris Hartenstein

Finance  and Giving Manager

Tiffany Lenon joined the New Frontier full-time in 2016. She loves spending time with her family, helping people encounter our amazing Heavenly Father, and adventuring in the great outdoors. Consequently, she gets to do all those things on staff! Her husband, Josh, the senior pastor at Red Door Church in Cincinnati, has also worked on the TNF team. He has helped teach TNF content during the summer and features in our 2019 post-trip videos, where he and Chris talk through what it looks like to step back into life after a Montana adventure. Tiffany and Josh have two young daughters, Story and Emmy, who love participating in the crazy adventures God has called their family into.

Tiffany Lenon

Tiffany Lenon

Finance  and Giving Manager

Tiffany Lenon joined the New Frontier full-time in 2016. She loves spending time with her family, helping people encounter our amazing Heavenly Father, and adventuring in the great outdoors. Consequently, she gets to do all those things on staff! Her husband, Josh, the senior pastor at Red Door Church in Cincinnati, has also worked on the TNF team. He has helped teach TNF content during the summer and features in our 2019 post-trip videos, where he and Chris talk through what it looks like to step back into life after a Montana adventure. Tiffany and Josh have two young daughters, Story and Emmy, who love participating in the crazy adventures God has called their family into.

Erik Fullante

Chris Hartenstein

Office Manager and trip Facilitator 

Along with his wife and three adult kids, Erik has been a resident of Montana's Bitterroot Valley for over 20 years. Erik's journey to joining TNF began in earnest in 2020, when he started leading men's Bible studies at his church.  In 2021, while he and one of his sons were participating in a TNF Heroic Journey, he realized that he had a deep heart desire to serve in the same way.  After 25+ years in IT, Erik found himself at a career crossroads in 2022, and God's providence led him to realize his dream of being in full-time ministry by joining TNF in 2023.  Erik loves skiing with his kids in winter, and road trips and traveling with his family in spring, summer and fall.

Erik Fullante

Chris Hartenstein

Office Manager and trip Facilitator 

Along with his wife and three adult kids, Erik has been a resident of Montana's Bitterroot Valley for over 20 years. Erik's journey to joining TNF began in earnest in 2020, when he started leading men's Bible studies at his church.  In 2021, while he and one of his sons were participating in a TNF Heroic Journey, he realized that he had a deep heart desire to serve in the same way.  After 25+ years in IT, Erik found himself at a career crossroads in 2022, and God's providence led him to realize his dream of being in full-time ministry by joining TNF in 2023.  Erik loves skiing with his kids in winter, and road trips and traveling with his family in spring, summer and fall.

Erik Fullante

Erik Fullante

Office Manager and trip Facilitator 

Along with his wife and three adult kids, Erik has been a resident of Montana's Bitterroot Valley for over 20 years. Erik's journey to joining TNF began in earnest in 2020, when he started leading men's Bible studies at his church.  In 2021, while he and one of his sons were participating in a TNF Heroic Journey, he realized that he had a deep heart desire to serve in the same way.  After 25+ years in IT, Erik found himself at a career crossroads in 2022, and God's providence led him to realize his dream of being in full-time ministry by joining TNF in 2023.  Erik loves skiing with his kids in winter, and road trips and traveling with his family in spring, summer and fall.

Samuel Vroman

Chris Hartenstein

Cherut Ranch Property Manager

Samuel joined the New Frontier at the end of 2023. He helps manage the TNF property in Montana and completes maintenance as well. He grew up in Illinois but always had big dreams of moving to Montana. Over the last couple of years God had been up to a lot in his heart; and was growing a desire to serve in ministry. Samuel is passionate about helping young people discover the love that the Heavenly Father has for them, along with the identity and purpose that He desires to bestow upon them. Samuel loves story, and helping others discover the importance of their part in the Father’s Story is one of his favorite parts of working at TNF. Samuel loves movies (Especially Star Wars), spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the adventures that Montana has to offer.

Samuel Vroman

Chris Hartenstein

Cherut Ranch Property Manager

Samuel joined the New Frontier at the end of 2023. He helps manage the TNF property in Montana and completes maintenance as well. He grew up in Illinois but always had big dreams of moving to Montana. Over the last couple of years God had been up to a lot in his heart; and was growing a desire to serve in ministry. Samuel is passionate about helping young people discover the love that the Heavenly Father has for them, along with the identity and purpose that He desires to bestow upon them. Samuel loves story, and helping others discover the importance of their part in the Father’s Story is one of his favorite parts of working at TNF. Samuel loves movies (Especially Star Wars), spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the adventures that Montana has to offer.

Samuel Vroman

Sam Vroman

Cherut Ranch Property Manager

Samuel joined the New Frontier at the end of 2023. He helps manage the TNF property in Montana and completes maintenance as well. He grew up in Illinois but always had big dreams of moving to Montana. Over the last couple of years God had been up to a lot in his heart; and was growing a desire to serve in ministry. Samuel is passionate about helping young people discover the love that the Heavenly Father has for them, along with the identity and purpose that He desires to bestow upon them. Samuel loves story, and helping others discover the importance of their part in the Father’s Story is one of his favorite parts of working at TNF. Samuel loves movies (Especially Star Wars), spending time with friends and family, and enjoying the adventures that Montana has to offer.

Linsley Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

Social Media  and Blog  Manager

Linsley, the eldest daughter of Chris Hartenstein, is a musician at heart. Linsley is a founding member of two bands and has released a full-length album called The Bitterroot Project under her band named Darity. She loves music, and after years of being a behind the scenes consultant for her dad, joined TNF staff full-time as the head of Social Media. She is responsible for the reconditioning and branding TNF’s presence in the world of the internet. She enjoys listening to her favorite musicians and is a full-time mom to her puppy Sage.

Linsley Hartenstein

Linsley Hartenstein

Social Media  and Blog  Manager

Linsley, the eldest daughter of Chris Hartenstein, is a musician at heart. Linsley is a founding member of two bands and has released a full-length album called The Bitterroot Project under her band named Darity. She loves music, and after years of being a behind the scenes consultant for her dad, joined TNF staff full-time as the head of Social Media. She is responsible for the reconditioning and branding TNF’s presence in the world of the internet. She enjoys listening to her favorite musicians and is a full-time mom to her puppy Sage.

Linsley Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

Social Media  and Blog  Manager

Linsley, the eldest daughter of Chris Hartenstein, is a musician at heart. Linsley is a founding member of two bands and has released a full-length album called The Bitterroot Project under her band named Darity. She loves music, and after years of being a behind the scenes consultant for her dad, joined TNF staff full-time as the head of Social Media. She is responsible for the reconditioning and branding TNF’s presence in the world of the internet. She enjoys listening to her favorite musicians and is a full-time mom to her puppy Sage.

Jared Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

Multi-Media Content Creator

Jared has been around the New Frontier since its conception. He helps develop TNF’s online visual medium (app and website) and trip content throughout the year. He loves story in any form and is particularly fascinated with fiction and how it points to the greater story God is writing daily. Jared lives in Ohio with his wife Nadia and their eagerly anticipated little girl. When he is not working to make TNF better, Jared spends his time reading, writing fiction stories, hiking, and growing apple trees.

Jared Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

Multi-Media Content Creator

Jared has been around the New Frontier since its conception. He helps develop TNF’s online visual medium (app and website) and trip content throughout the year. He loves story in any form and is particularly fascinated with fiction and how it points to the greater story God is writing daily. Jared lives in Ohio with his wife Nadia and their eagerly anticipated little girl. When he is not working to make TNF better, Jared spends his time reading, writing fiction stories, hiking, and growing apple trees.

Jared Hartenstein

Jared Hartenstein

Multi-Media Content Creator

Jared has been around the New Frontier since its conception. He helps develop TNF’s online visual medium (app and website) and trip content throughout the year. He loves story in any form and is particularly fascinated with fiction and how it points to the greater story God is writing daily. Jared lives in Ohio with his wife Nadia and their eagerly anticipated little girl. When he is not working to make TNF better, Jared spends his time reading, writing fiction stories, hiking, and growing apple trees.

Brantley Mills

Chris Hartenstein

journey and Trip Facilitator 

Brantley, the nephew of Chris Hartenstein has been around the New Frontier Ministries since its conception. Brantley began working on staff at TNF with the father’s and sons in 2015, alongside his family. He loves sharing his story and bringing to light how God brought him into sonship. He loves film and how it brings story to life. Brantley lives in Ohio with his beautiful wife, Taylor.

He is also a DIE HARD Star Wars fan.

Brantley Mills

Chris Hartenstein

journey and Trip Facilitator 

Brantley, the nephew of Chris Hartenstein has been around the New Frontier Ministries since its conception. Brantley began working on staff at TNF with the father’s and sons in 2015, alongside his family. He loves sharing his story and bringing to light how God brought him into sonship. He loves film and how it brings story to life. Brantley lives in Ohio with his beautiful wife, Taylor.

He is also a DIE HARD Star Wars fan.

Brantley Mills

Brantley Mills

journey and Trip Facilitator 

Brantley, the nephew of Chris Hartenstein has been around the New Frontier Ministries since its conception. Brantley began working on staff at TNF with the father’s and sons in 2015, alongside his family. He loves sharing his story and bringing to light how God brought him into sonship. He loves film and how it brings story to life. Brantley lives in Ohio with his beautiful wife, Taylor.

He is also a DIE HARD Star Wars fan.

Bob Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

Resident Sage and  cook Extraordinaire 

Bob accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in November 1965 and has never looked back. therapy relationship continues to be nurtured and grown through the Word of God and communion with the Father, empowered by the Holy Spirit in fellowship with Christian brothers. He began his professional career as a chemist and progressed to management while stopping along the way in Akron, Ohio; Waynesville North Carolina; Mexico City and finally Cincinnati, Ohio. His career went from chemist to plant manager to divisional leadership within a large corporation, all in less than five years. In 1981, God changed Bob’s career and opened the door to company ownership and the presidency of Hartco, Inc. He spent time, while looking for where God wanted him to devote the rest of his life working with ministry teams of Athletes-In-Action, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and Legacy Ministries International; finally selling the company to his son and redirecting his efforts to Innkeeper MInistries and The New Frontier.

He married his high school sweetheart, Jan in June, 1969 and they had three children - Chris (1970); Jenny (1973)and Briana (1977). They have 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. His service outside of Innkeeper Ministries and TNF included serving on the Boards of Legacy Ministries International, Dayton Christian Schools, Cincinnati Christian Schools, the Fellowship of companies for Christ, International and Ochs Industries. His interests including spending time with his 13 grandchildren, cycling, reading and long walks with his life-long partner and best friend.

Bob Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

Resident Sage and  cook Extraordinaire 

Bob accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in November 1965 and has never looked back. therapy relationship continues to be nurtured and grown through the Word of God and communion with the Father, empowered by the Holy Spirit in fellowship with Christian brothers. He began his professional career as a chemist and progressed to management while stopping along the way in Akron, Ohio; Waynesville North Carolina; Mexico City and finally Cincinnati, Ohio. His career went from chemist to plant manager to divisional leadership within a large corporation, all in less than five years. In 1981, God changed Bob’s career and opened the door to company ownership and the presidency of Hartco, Inc. He spent time, while looking for where God wanted him to devote the rest of his life working with ministry teams of Athletes-In-Action, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and Legacy Ministries International; finally selling the company to his son and redirecting his efforts to Innkeeper MInistries and The New Frontier.

He married his high school sweetheart, Jan in June, 1969 and they had three children - Chris (1970); Jenny (1973)and Briana (1977). They have 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. His service outside of Innkeeper Ministries and TNF included serving on the Boards of Legacy Ministries International, Dayton Christian Schools, Cincinnati Christian Schools, the Fellowship of companies for Christ, International and Ochs Industries. His interests including spending time with his 13 grandchildren, cycling, reading and long walks with his life-long partner and best friend.

Bob Hartenstein

Bob Hartenstein

Resident Sage and  cook Extraordinaire 

Bob accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior in November 1965 and has never looked back. therapy relationship continues to be nurtured and grown through the Word of God and communion with the Father, empowered by the Holy Spirit in fellowship with Christian brothers. He began his professional career as a chemist and progressed to management while stopping along the way in Akron, Ohio; Waynesville North Carolina; Mexico City and finally Cincinnati, Ohio. His career went from chemist to plant manager to divisional leadership within a large corporation, all in less than five years. In 1981, God changed Bob’s career and opened the door to company ownership and the presidency of Hartco, Inc. He spent time, while looking for where God wanted him to devote the rest of his life working with ministry teams of Athletes-In-Action, Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and Legacy Ministries International; finally selling the company to his son and redirecting his efforts to Innkeeper MInistries and The New Frontier.

He married his high school sweetheart, Jan in June, 1969 and they had three children - Chris (1970); Jenny (1973)and Briana (1977). They have 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. His service outside of Innkeeper Ministries and TNF included serving on the Boards of Legacy Ministries International, Dayton Christian Schools, Cincinnati Christian Schools, the Fellowship of companies for Christ, International and Ochs Industries. His interests including spending time with his 13 grandchildren, cycling, reading and long walks with his life-long partner and best friend.

Chris Hartenstein

Chris Hartenstein

founder and leader

Tiffany Lenon

Chris Hartenstein, CEO of Hartco, Inc. and founding member of The New Frontier Ministries, bought Hartco from his father in 1998, revolutionizing the companies processes. Chris lives in Ohio with his wife Ruth and eight children. He has five sons: Robert, Judah, Jared, Seth, and Joseph, and three daughters and a daughter-in-law: Linsley, Isabel, Gabrielle, and Michelle. God laid the vision for the New Frontier on Chris’s heart after a tumultuous season in the family’s history. In 2012, the vision became a reality, and The New Frontier had its first official week as a ministry. Since then, God has grown the ministry tremendously. Chris loves being on mission in Montana with his family. He has a passion for his family and a desire for others to come to know the heart of our Heavenly Father. Together, Chris and his wife are warriors for the hearts of others and a Kingdom force to be reckoned with.

Tiffany Lenon

Finance And Trip Logistics

Tiffany Lenon joined the New Frontier full-time in 2016. She works behind the scenes helping fathers, men, and women get what they need for their trips to Montana. She loves spending time with family, helping people encounter our amazing Heavenly Father, and adventuring in the great outdoors. Consequently, she gets to do all those things on staff! Her husband, Josh, the senior pastor at Red Door Church in Cincinnati, has also worked on the TNF team over the last several years. He has helped teach our content during the summer and features in our post-trip videos, where he and Chris talk through what it looks like to step back into the chaos of life. Tiffany and Josh have two young daughters, Story and Emmy, who love participating in the crazy adventures God has called their family into.

Linsley Hartenstein

Linsley Hartenstein

   Multi-Media Content  Creator

Linsley, the eldest daughter of Chris Hartenstein, is a musician at heart. At the ripe age of 24, Linsley is a founding member of two bands and has released a full-length album called The Bitterroot Project under her band named Darity. She loves music, and after years of being a behind the scenes consultant for her dad, has recently joined TNF staff full-time as the head of Social Media. She is responsible for the reconditioning and branding of TNF’s presence in the world of the internet. She enjoys listening to her favorite musicians and is a full-time mom to her puppy Sage.

Jared Hartenstein

Jared Hartenstein

Multi-Media  Content Creator

Jared, the third son of Chris Hartenstein, has been around the New Frontier since its conception and loves engaging yearly with the sons who journey to Montana with their fathers. Now 21, Jared works as a videographer, photographer, and designer for TNF. He loves story in any form and is particularly fascinated by God’s intimate role as the main character in the story of humanity.

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