Board of Directors
Tonja Moyer, Chair
Director of Performance Improvement, Metro Health University of Michigan Health
Anedra Eatman, Vice Chair
Director of Human Resources, TGG Solutions
Tony Pearson, Treasurer
Broker, LEED-AP, True North Commercial Real Estate
Dr. Dale McNinch, Secretary
Retired Emergency Medicine Specialist, Spectrum Health
Janis Petrini, Assistant Secretary & Treasurer
Owner & Operator, Express Employment Professionals
Attorney, Damon, Ver Merris, Boyko & Witte, PLC
Host of West Michigan’s Morning News
Partner, David, Wierenga, & Lauka, P.C.
Chief Operating Officer, Rockford Construction Company
Business Strategy and Development
Superintendent, Cedar Springs Public Schools
Bob Worthington, Immediate Past Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Mercantile Bank of Michigan
“I thank you all for everything,” he says of the food, shelter and support he’s received from Mel Trotter and its family of donors. He adds that "he will continue to be patient, stay positive and put God first and make the most of the opportunity he’s received.“
Damien* arrived in Grand Rapids by bus from Memphis, Tennessee, with no one and no place to welcome him. At the station, a local experiencing homelessness told Damien about Mel Trotter Ministries. Damien needed a nourishing meal and a safe night of rest and received these essentials and much more as he began to share his story with Mel Trotter staff.
*name and photos changed to protect the privacy of our guests.