We want to thank Lyle Forcia, Sally Wayner, and Terry Force for their service and commitment to our Love INC Board of Directors. They will be greatly missed. We wish them well and pray that God blesses them richly. You all have found a special place in our hearts and are so grateful that you were part of this ministry. We look forward to still seeing as you come and visit us at Love INC.
Never be lacking in your zeal but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. ~ Romans 12:11
Meet the Board
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.
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.
Jonathan joined the board in 2018, and is a member of the Finance Committee. He and his wife moved to Newaygo in 2012, and they have three young children. He is a local business owner, and a member at Trinity Fellowship EFC in Newaygo. He has a heart for seeing lives transformed by Jesus, and looks forward to serving and seeing what God is doing in Newaygo County.
Micki is a new board member, joining Love INC for the 2019 season. She is a welcomed addition. Thank you for your commitment to serve.
Debbe is one of our newest board members, joining us in 2018. She is a retired Senior Information Technology Project Manager. Debbe and her husband, Rob, have been volunteering in the Food Pantry for the last several years. She is excited about the opportunity to be further used by God in Love’s Transformational Ministry. Debbe and Rob are active members of Trinity Fellowship Church in Newaygo.
Jim joined our Board of Directors in 2018. He serves on our Safety and Security Committee and is a volunteer mentor in our Growing Hope Transformational Ministry. He is also a member on the Fundraising Committee at Insight Pregnancy Services of Newaygo where he has served for the past 4 years. Jim and his wife Sue are active members at Bailey Christian Church where they are currently the leaders of a Small Group.”
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.
Ron is a welcome addition to our Board of Directors. We appreciate the willingness to make that kind of commitment to serve on the Love INC Board.
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.