About Us


Why does Mel Trotter Ministries exist?


Established by Mel Trotter in 1900, his Mission and ministries continue to serve the needy across Western Michigan.


Learn more about our Executive Director/CEO, Dennis VanKampen and VP of Development, Bert Elliott. 

Community Involvement

You’re invited! Visit the mission or attend one of our community groups.


We are committed to transparency and wise stewardship in how your donations are used.

Employment Opportunities

Join us in our mission to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ to the hungry, hurting and homeless.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get the answers you may be looking for to some of the most common questions about Mel Trotter Ministries.

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