Love INC National Board of Directors

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Christian

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.

Governing

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.

Visionary

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

Experienced

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

President
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.

 

Curt Voight

Vice President

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.

Fred Trick

Treasurer
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

Secretary
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.”

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.

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.