Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is the governing and voting body of Safe Harbor.  It is comprised of congregations and community partners who agree to serve as the volunteer staff of the emergency shelter during each season. Here are the members and affiliations for the 2021–2022 season. 

First Last Church/Host Group
Hilary Alpers Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Chuck Ardingo Bethlehem Lutheran
Susan Arnold Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Joshua Brandt Central United Methodist Church
Randy Burgess Faith Reformed Church
Dan Buron Goodwill Director
Barb Cain Northern Lakes
Gary Clous First Congregational / St.Patrick's
Kathy Dally Central United Methodist Church
John Daniels Immaculate Conception
Rich Duell New Hope
John Ehardt Christ the King
Christopher Ellalasingham Christ The King
Rich Faller Unitarian Universalist Congr. of GT
Matthew  French Church of Christ
Brad Gerlach Volunteer Manager
Keith Gillis TCPD (liaison)
Katie Grier Unitarian Universalist Congr. of GT
Ryan  Hannon Goodwill Street Outreach
Connie Hintsala Redeemer Lutheran
Harry Hubbell Nazarene
Jim  Hutchison Bethlehem Lutheran
Terry Johnson Central United Methodist Church
Mike Joyce Faith Reformed Church
Rose King Sacred Heart Elk Rapids
Rene LaFreniere Bayview
Dave Lamb Sojourn (newly appointed)
Becky Lanham Community Volunteers
Patrick Livingston St. Joseph's
Mike McDonald Unitarian Universalist Congr. of GT
Steve  McLain TC Presbyterian
Bruce Moore Grace Episcopal
Greg Neinhouse Church of Christ
Nan Niewiadomski St. Francis
Teresa Norris West Side Community Church
Donna Olendorf Community Volunteers, (Grace C2)
Wayne and Mary Potter Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids
Dave Rapson St. Philip Neri
MaryEllen Sanok Unity 
Sandy Scarbrough First Christian Church
Irene Scott First Congregational
Peter Starkel TC Presbyterian
Wayne Sterenberg St. Joseph's
Rhonda/Chuck Stevens Faith Reformed Church
Val Stone First Christian Church
Lynn Swan, MD Community Volunteers
George  Thompson TC Presbyterian
Catherine Valovick Immaculate Conception
Betsy Wacker Unitarian Universalist Congr. of GT
Cynthia Wellington TC Presbyterian
Bill White 5Loaves2Fishes
Sara Wilk St. Patrick's
Ron Windorfer Church of The Living God
Lisa Woodcox New Hope