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

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 Edwards

Vice President
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 Johnson

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

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.

Katheryn Roy

Board Member
A long-time Littleton, Colorado resident and member of Faith Community Church, Kathryn holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Love INC of Littleton.

Prior to coming to Love INC in January of 2016, she served as Executive Director at Community Health Charities and has led numerous volunteer efforts. Kathryn is a strong follower of Christ who believes in showing His love to our neighbors by action.

Pastor Carlton Smith

Board Member
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.


Fred Trick

Board Member
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

Board Member
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.”