New Life Refuge Ministries


"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes."
Isaiah 61:3

Our Mission





New Life Refuge Ministries is a faith-based organization that exists to bring AWARENESS to prevent domestic minor human trafficking through education, to build a REFUGE of healing for survivors, and to PARTNER with other organizations to end the demand for this type of modern day slavery.
We believe in Jesus Christ, that "He is the way, the truth, and the life and that no one gets to the Father except through Him" (John 14:6)

Our Vision




Our vision is to provide young female survivors of human sex trafficking a safe and home-like environment to live and heal. A place of new beginnings where freedom is regained and souls are made whole. A REFUGE where, through counseling, life skills training, schooling, and therapies such as art, equine, drama, and other, beauty can come from ashes.
Not only do we want to provide these survivors with a safe place to live but also empower them to transition into a healthy life style. We want to partner with other organizations to help END THE DEMAND.

Minta Moore

Founder & Executive Director






About Minta

Minta graduated from the University of Houston in 1993 with a B.A. in Speech Communication and a double minor in Marketing and Psychology. She has owned an interior plant leasing and maintenance business for the last 17 years, but recently sold it in order to start this ministry. She has served as a volunteer and board member for Youth Odyssey in addition to serving with Coastal Bend Chrysalis community as a board member, board director, and volunteer.

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Community Affiliations


Former Ambassador Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
Volunteered with Youth Odyssey
Served on Youth Odyssey Board
Volunteered with the Coastal Bend Emmaus Community
Former Board Member - Coastal Bend Chrysalis, Lay Director
Served in Children’s Ministry at Bay Area Fellowship
Serves on the Human Trafficking Task Force
Leadership Corpus Christ Alumni- Class 26
Christian Business Leaders Quorum
Greater Corpus Christi Hospitality Association



Executive Board


Katie Howell | President
Cathy Cole-Perez, MD | Vice President
John Moore | Treasurer
Kate Bean | Secretary
Meridith Carter, Ph.D. | Director of Development
Claudia Schmidt, MS, LPC | Director of Counseling
Sarah J. Murphy, CPA | Director of Strategic Planning
Amie Riner | Director of Faith Based Relations
Holly Duvall | Director of Development
Cassandra Strom | Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Nathan Hardin | Director of Finance



Advisory Committee


Deborah Gardiner | Programs Advisor
Stephanie Glass | Corresponding Secretary, Detention Center Outreach
Tim Riner | CCPD Liaison, Men’s Outreach
Cynthia Cik | Building Committee

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We are a registered 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization based in Corpus Christi, Texas and passionately involved in the fight against the modern-day human slave trade known as Human Sex Trafficking. We are particularly concerned with the plight of minor girls and seek to provide a refuge for victims who have been rescued from such traumatizing circumstances.

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