Love INC National Board of Directors



Love INC is committed to being Christ-centered, beginning with every member of the Board.  Staying true to our faith and our mission is one of the board’s primary responsibilities.


Some nonprofit boards simply rubber stamp staff ideas.  The Love INC board provides vision, direction and accountability while striving to govern according to best board practices.  An active board, it gives time, talent and treasure to Love INC.


Our board engages in strategic planning to seek new opportunities for Love INC – for our affiliates along with the churches and communities they serve.


Members of our national board have led local affiliate boards, led their local communities in a variety of professional capacities, and/or served on other national, Christian boards, representing decades of leadership.

Rev. Brian Tweedie

Rev. Brian Tweedie served as a founding member of the Greater Livingston (MI) Area affiliate and chaired its board of directors for six years before joining the National Board in 2011.  Rev. Tweedie encouraged Love INC to develop a relationship with World Relief in order to introduce Love INC to Kenya and other African nations. This vision has produced several new affiliates in the Nairobi area.

Rev. Tweedie serves as a pastor and Director of Caring Ministries at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Michigan.  He holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Master of Divinity degree from Covenant Theological Seminary.


Dr. Mark McCloskey

Vice President
Mark McCloskey has taught leadership in both the classroom and boardroom for over 20 years. He has served as the National Director of Leadership Development for one of the world’s largest non-profit organizations. From 1998-2005 he held the post of Dean of the Center of Transformational Leadership at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He currently serves as Lead Faculty and Program Director for the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program at Bethel University. Dr. McCloskey also teaches the Introduction to Business Leadership course in the MBA Program.

Mark lives in St. Paul, MN.  He often speaks and conducts workshops for businesses and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and globally in the area of employee selection, team building, curriculum development, and leadership training. His consulting practice is focused on coaching CEO’s and executive leadership teams in the area of effective leadership development and leadership practice.


Fred Trick

Fred Trick is a co-owner of Trick Construction, LLC with his brother Bill Trick in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He graduated from the University of Alabama in 1970 with a degree in Real Estate and returned to Indiana to work with his father in the family business. Fred returned to Tuscaloosa in 1990 to partner with his brother at Trick Construction, LLC.

In addition to the home building, residential and commercial developments, Fred is involved with several ministries including: the International Christian Chamber of Commerce and Day Star Church.  Fred is a member of the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce, Tuscaloosa Board of Realtors and the National Home Builders Association.

He is also a Board Member of the Tuscaloosa Love INC affiliate.


Esther VanderLaan

Esther was raised in a Christian home and came to know Christ at an early age.  She worked as a physical therapy assistant at Holland Hospital and has been involved in several small group Bible Studies with the women in the community.

Esther is a co-founder of Love INC of NW Allegan County local affiliate. She served two terms on their board of directors, and recently served on a Task Force to ensure the ministry is focused onLove In the Name of Christ values and goals.

Esther also serves on the board for “That the World May Know Ministries.”

Norma Berens

Board Member
As the Executive Director of the Love INC of Hudsonville, Grandville & Jenison (MI) affiliate for 20 years, Norma led one of the largest and strongest affiliates in the nation.

During at least 6 of those years Norma served as a Love INC Regional Director for the Northwest Region of the United States – supporting affiliates from West Michigan to the Pacific Ocean and Alaska. Later she served 9 years as National Advisor and Trainer for the Love INC National Office.

Most recently, Norma has been working with the National Directors and the Love INC National Board to train affiliates.

Maureen Hansen

Board Member
Maureen Hansen has been involved with Love INC for many years, serving as the coordinator for the Pioneer United Methodist Church food bank in Rock Valley, Iowa. She has also served a term on the board for Love INC of Sioux County (IA) affiliate.

Maureen has worked for the Iowa Department of Corrections for twenty-six years, serving as the Residential Manager of the Sheldon Residential Treatment Facility for the past twenty-two years. Maureen also is an adjunct professor for Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.  She has a BA in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Administrative Studies.

Maureen has a passion for restorative justice and has been involved in transformational mediation and workplace conflict resolution for several years.

Curt Voight

Board Member

Curt has previously served in leadership positions on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Secondary School Principals and on the Board of Directors for the Love INC of the Black Hills affiliate.

Curt has been a coach, teacher, principal, and superintendent for 35 years. He has made presentations on the impact of technology, global education, statistical analysis, and strategic planning throughout the U.S. and internationally, and has taught graduate courses for South Dakota State University.

An army veteran, Curt currently manages a family business and serves as a consultant for a virtual high school in South Dakota.

Rev. Richard Strick

Board Member

Pastor Richard Strick serves with St. Peter’s First Community Church in Huntington, IN. He was introduced to the Love INC Movement through his experience on the Board of Directors of Love INC of Huntington County affiliate.  He served on that board for six years, including 4 years as Board Chairman.

He has invested in his community through multiple leadership opportunities and his desire to enhance the organizational capacity of each group he works with.

Lorelei Mah

Board Member

Lorelei Mah serves with Wycliffe Bible Translators as a Field Representative in the Northeast and in Michigan.  Lorelei has significant success and experience spanning multi-national, multi-cultural, for-profit and non-profit organizations. She has served in leadership at World Relief, as an elder at her church, taught middle school in the Michigan Public school system, consulted in business and technical fields, and worked as an automotive engineer for General Motors.

Lorelei currently resides in Baltimore, MD and spends much of their free time working with their urban church, building the next generation of church leaders.