Meet the Board
Lyle Forcia – Board President
Lyle joined the Board of Directors in 2015. He serves as Board President and on the Marketing/Fundraising Committee. After retirement from the U.S. Military in 1997, Lyle began working for the Federal Aviation Administration. In 2008, he retired from the FAA with plans to minister to others and share the word of God through volunteering. Lyle’s servant’s heart brought him to Love INC to volunteer in the Food Pantry. As he continues to be obedient to God by serving on the Love INC Board of Directors, Lyle is passionate about being used to “transform lives In the Name of Christ.” Lyle and his wife, Mary, have 6 children, 16 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Lyle and Mary are active members of River Valley Community Church in Newaygo where Lyle serves as an Elder and wears many hats of ministry.
Bob Rosenberg – Vice President
Bob serves as the current Board Vice President. He is a local business owner who has a passion for seeing God work in our community. Bob provides the board with a business owner’s perspective on issues and a “no nonsense” approach to problem solving. He has served on the Love INC Board of Directors since 2012 and is an active member of the Board Marketing Committee. Bob and his wife, Chris, attend Church of the Living Christ in Fremont.
Curtis Chaffee – Secretary
Curt is one of our newest board members, joining us in 2017. He is the pastor of Croton Trinity Bible Church. He also serves God in by doing prison/jail counseling and nursing home ministry. Curt also serves his community as an Everett Township Trustee, a planning commission member and by working as a zoning board of appeals member.
Cathleen Cruzan- Treasurer
Cathy joined our board in 2017 and she currently serves as our treasurer. She is also a Deaconess at the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Cathy also works with Michigan Churches, North Central Association, Women’s Circle, Missions Team, and a prayer team.
Terry joined our team of board members in 2016. He also serves on our Marketing Committee and as an expo and onsite volunteer. Terry attends church at New Life Assembly and he is a member of their Pulpit Committee. Terry is also a skilled Bible Study Leader and a Royal Ranger Leader/Instructor at local sectional and district levels.
Helen is the Chairperson of the Finance Committee. She has served on the Board of Directors numerous times over the past 15 years. In addition to serving as a board member, Helen also volunteers her time each week as our bookkeeper. Helen is a member of Grant Christian Reformed Church where she is very involved and serves in many different capacities.
Chad Newton was welcomed as a new board member in 2017. He attends the Grant Wesleyan Church where he serves as a Lay Leader. Chad stays busy working in jail ministry, men’s prayer group, Saturday night prayer meetings and serving as a small group leader.
Bill joined the Love INC Board of Directors in 2015. He is a retired pastor and comes to Love INC with 38+ years of service in congregational ministry- 30 of those years at Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church. Bill is a Master Trainer with the Timothy Leadership Institute. Bill and his wife, Lyn, have been married for 45 years. They have been blessed with five children, three of whom are married, and with eight grandchildren. They are active members of Family of God Community Church in Newaygo.
Bill and Lyn serve as pilgrimage leaders for “In the Light of Jesus” Ministry. In the Light of Jesus ministry is a “disciple’s pilgrimage” where participants visit the Holy Land and Turkey. Bill and Lyn have studied twice in Israel at Jerusalem University College and twice under the leadership of Ray VanderLaan, Director of “In the Dust of the Rabbi” ministries and the teacher of the “That the World May Know” video series. In addition, they have toured Israel eight times as group leaders.
Bill has a Doctor of Ministry Degree in multicultural ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has done extensive study in spiritual disciplines, most recently participating in a two-year exploration of the disciplines with the Transforming Center under the direction of Ruth Haley Barton, author of Invitation to Solitude and Silence.
We are excited to have Bill join the Love INC Board of Directors where he serves on the Nominating Committee.
Sally joined our board in 2016 and serves on our Nominating and Marketing Committees. She has been a missionary in Ghana and teaches small groups at Bailey Christian Church and Grant CRC. Sally also mentors for our Love INC Growing Hope Program.
Cheryl is a paraprofessional with White Cloud Public Schools who loves working with children. She has been a member of the Love INC Board since 2013, is a member of the Marketing Committee, and also serves in our resale store as a cashier. Cheryl has a heart for people, loves to learn, and, as she would say, she possesses “the gift of gab”. Her inner joy and sweet spirit can put a smile on anyone’s face. Cheryl is a member of White Cloud United Methodist Church.
John is one of our newest board members, joining us in 2017. He is a retired business owner and former EMT volunteer.
Michele Zimmerman – Director
Michele, “Shelley”, is the Director of Love INC of Newaygo County and has served in that position since 2005. Shelley brings a business perspective to the Board as well as a passion to serve God’s community. She is fervent about prayer, passionate about the people we serve, and intentional about leading the organization according to God’s will. Shelley and her husband, Sheldon, attend New Life Fellowship Church.