1. 2002- Fresh Paint is created by Bruce Rechtsteiner in Mount Vernon, Washington.

  1. 2012- Fresh Paint moves to Elkhart, Indiana

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:35-40

Fresh Paint takes to the streets to spread hope and the love of Christ through carnivals, puppet shows, and concerts. We like to partner with local food banks or churches to help donate food, clothing, or other necessities in the community.We're a mission funded solely by volunteers, and we can't do this without the help of the community.

Fresh Paint is dedicated to taking to the highways and serving our community, no matter how big the need.



More than 600 people volunteer for us each year and make a difference in the lives of thousands. Contact us to become a volunteer.

our leadership team

Foundation History

Fresh Paint Outreach Ministry

There are so many children in our communities that are suffering and often overlooked. Fresh Paint's goal is to assist and incorporate these children to give them opportunities they might not otherwise have.

Luke 14:15-24  - The Parable of the Great Banquet

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

15 When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” 16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’ 19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’ 21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’ 23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”


recent programs

Our recent event in Concord Mall in Elkhart, Indiana had over 800 visitors and was funded by many generous sponsors, including WFRN radio.

Our incredible friend and inspiration; the one man that spoke up that day, sitting in the corner of the living room, and said "You should call it 'Fresh Paint' because you sure have been a fresh coat of paint to me". You have left this earth, but will never be forgotten. 

mission & vision

​​​​​Fresh Paint is dedicated to partnering with communities, churches, and tribes to encourage families and show communities the love of Christ through action. 

Kathryn Rechtsteiner

Head of Fresh Paint Northwest, Main Art Director, Sound Engineer


Bruce Rechtsteiner
Ministry Director
​(360) 840-9870