Love INC National Board of Directors
Love INC is committed to being Christ-centered, beginning with every member of the Board. In fact, spiritual leadership is one of the board’s top responsibilities. In addition to this responsibility, our board provides vision, organizational direction, and accountability while striving to govern according to best practices. Each year the board engages in strategic planning for the National organization by seeking new opportunities for National operations, our Love INC affiliates, and the churches and communities they serve.
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.
Max is no stranger to church ministry. He is a pastor who currently serves as conference superintendent of the Evangelical Methodist Church. In this role, he oversees 28 churches and pastors in 7 states.
Max has Love INC volunteer experience at the Treasure Valley, ID affiliate. He enjoys reading, golf, travel, and baking. Max and his wife, Judy, live in Nampa, ID
Brendon is an Investment Consultant with CapTrust in Holland, MI. He and his wife, Rachel, enjoy being a part of the West Michigan culture which embraces family, faith, and good work ethic. They are proud parents to Brendon Jr. (4) and Keara (2). Brendon and his family love the four seasons that Michigan offers and the beauty of God’s creation that is shown in each. Brendon also serves as a Kid’s Hope Mentor and is a Coach and Advisory Committee Member for the First Tee of West Michigan.
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.
Will currently serves as the director of savings group program development at HOPE International, where he leads program development, training, and a consulting team focused on equipping local churches in Africa, Asia and Latin America with holistic savings group ministries. Prior to serving with HOPE, he worked at the Chalmers Center for Economic Development for five years, including a two-year term based in West Africa.
Will’s experience seeing churches around the world proclaim the good news of the Kingdom of God in inspiring, creative, and sacrificial ways continues to motivate him to serve and learn alongside a diverse and vibrant global Church. He, his wife, Margaret, and their daughter, Ingrid, live in West Philadelphia where they enjoy their neighborhood and a great local church community.
John Ligtenberg is the founding Executive Director for Love INC off the Black Hills which started in 2001. John has led the affiliate in taking a holistic approach in walking alongside people on their journey to wholeness and building mutuality between volunteers and participants. John is more excited than ever about the quality and depth of support the Love INC National ministry provides to local affiliates. He is passionate about the calling and capacity of the local church to transform lives and communities and this has driven him in his ministry.
John lives with his wife and five children in his hometown of Rapid City, SD and enjoys watching his children grow right before his eyes, exploring new ideas and trail running.
Pastor Carlton Smith
Pastor Carlton is the East Side Director or Love INC of Cuyahoga County in Ohio. With his God-given burden for and experience in addressing the needs of the cities, he has worked extensively with church and ministry leaders within urban as well as suburban contexts.
Prior to his work with Love INC, Pastor Carlton served as Lead Pastor of Antioch Fellowship Assembly as well as Executive Director of Christian Family Outreach. He is excited to be a part of Love INC, and sees the ministry as needed infrastructure within the broader expressions of the body of Christ, especially across the cities, to affect those in need with Christ’ love.