One More One Less Orphan Ministries is dedicated to meeting the needs hopeful adoptive families through our ministry.

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, they are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you hope and a future.”

At One More One Less Ministries we feel that we can play a role easing the financial stress associated with adoption and provide hope and future to children and families.


We are inspired by
James 1:27 "...pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans...in their distress"

Our Vision

We desire for every child to know their Heavenly Father and to experience the care of a loving family. One More One Less Ministries feels it is easier to understand the love of our Heavenly Father if you have first experienced the love of a parent.

Our Mission

We exist to express the love of Jesus Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of orphaned children.

Our Purpose

We exist to reach out to orphaned children domestically and abroad. The Bible clearly expresses the Lord's heart for orphans, and we feel that as followers of Jesus Christ we are called to minister to these needy children. One More, One Less Ministries cares for orphans through prayer, advocacy and adoption awareness and financial support.

Our Board

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Bill Hineman

I have been a strong supporter and advocate for OMOL ministry since it was initially launched in 2012. I am passionate about adoption, as I was placed for adoption at birth. I am forever grateful to my birth mother for making the difficult choices and sacrifices that she must have faced. My goal is to help ease the financial burden for families as they go through the adoption process. I have been married to my wife Carol, for 30 years. We have 3 adult children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. I have a background in Business Administration and Prosthetics, and have been employed with Hanger Clinic for 20 years.
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Charlie Whitman

OMOL helps to facilitate a critical need in today’s world by helping to place orphans with healthy loving families. Giving children a chance at a better life is so important and often somewhat lost in today’s culture. If we can help in some way, that is a very important mission. I worked as an attorney for 36 years, most of them with the City of Bismarck as City Attorney. I live in Bismarck with my wife Brenda and we have two adult children. We are very blessed.
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Alyssa Teubner

One of the first thoughts that people have when they think about adoption is, "it's so expensive!" My desire is that finances would never be a reason Christians don't consider adoption as a way to grow their families. I love that OMOL is passionate about walking alongside families in the midst of this process and we are a ministry that is deeply rooted in the gospel! I am the Coordinator of New Student Programs at North Dakota State University (NDSU). I love working in a student-focused environment that cares deeply about students and families as they make the transition to college through orientation and Welcome Week programming. My husband Calvin and I were married in 2015, and relocated back to Fargo in the summer of 2018. We love the Fargo Moorhead area community and the friends that we get to do life with! We live on the North side where we enjoy our home with our springerdoodle, Gordon!
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Jared Hineman

Executive Director
I believe that as Christians, we are called to “be the church” and make a difference/positive impact in the communities around us. When the opportunity presented itself to assist with the relaunch of OMOL I felt called to be involved in this ministry. I have seen how this ministry has impacted many families and I am excited to be part of what God is doing. I graduated from NDSU with a bachelor's degree in Business. During my time at NDSU I was involved with Chi Alpha leadership. I am self employed, and Co-Founded WeClean, a Tech company that operates in many different states. I live in Fargo, ND with my dog Hobbs.

Josh Skjoldal

Outreach Director
Josh Skjoldal is the Lead Pastor of Evangel, a multisite and multi-influence church based in Bismarck, ND. Josh’s main priority is building the church through an authentic, relational, and practical style of leadership. He holds an undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership. Josh and his wife, Jenaye, both grew up in rural communities in North Dakota and have a passion to see God use highly unlikely people to do highly unlikely things in highly unlikely places. Josh and Jenaye have three children: Avery, Lily, and Berkley. The family is incredibly grateful to One More One Less for playing an important part in Lily’s adoption in 2018.

Melissa Artlip

Melissa Artlip is a small-town girl with God sized dreams. Her entrepreneurial spirit has led her to a multi-passionate life of serving those around her. First and foremost, the biggest value in her life is her faith. Her journey though heartache has led her to a strong evangelical passion for sharing the Good News with others. Next is her family. Melissa is happily married to her husband of 14 years, Tyler and they have two beautiful girls, Lydia and Natalie. When she’s not spending time with her family, Melissa dedicates her time to her career at the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation where she helps corporations infuse values into their workplace. Melissa enjoys her time on the OMOL Board of Directors because of this mission it serves. She is motivated by using her gifts and experiences to further the mission.

Kelsey Knodel

I was drawn to the One More One Less ministry through my husband Sean and I’s personal adoption journey in 2019. I am passionate about sharing our testimony of joy and grief through infertility and adoption. I never want a family to feel they are alone, unseen, or unheard. I want our tables to grow longer, for more voices to be heard, for all sides of the adoption triad (adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents) to be heard. I am passionate about sharing our journey and the journeys of others impacted by adoption, weaving God’s miracles through writing. I work as a pediatric speech-language pathologist with children birth to three and enjoy celebrating every milestone with families through my job! My husband and I welcomed our daughter into our hearts through adoption in 2020. We love living on the edge of town where we have the most beautiful sunsets and spending time with our daughter and German Shepherd dog, Sergeant.

We believe that every child deserves to grow up with loving, nurturing families and parents capable of providing unconditional love on an ongoing basis.

We offer support, and financial assistance to families in all stages of the adoption process.

In addition, North Dakota residents (singles or couples) who have an approved home study by a licensed social worker or agency, but are pre-placement are eligible to apply for an adoption grant up to $3000.

Qualification is not determined by the type of adoption (domestic, international or foster) or by financial status of the family. Check out the application for more details and the full criteria.

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