Season of Hope

September 19, 2018

Event Details

Season of Hope

  • Sep

5:30 P.M. Networking & refreshments
6:30 P.M. Dinner, inspirational program & entertainment

We invite you to be our guest at Season of Hope; an evening filled with laughter, celebration and a gathering of passionate community members who envision an end to homelessness in greater Grand Rapids.


Special Thanks

Apparel Sponsor

Proforma Combined Products

Media Sponsor


Floral Sponsor

Eastern Floral

Musical Guest

Modern Day Cure


JW Marriott Grand Rapids

Featuring Comedian Michael Jr.

Michael Jr. views laughter as the “tangible evidence of hope.” It’s this unique perspective on comedy that sets him apart from his colleagues and allows him to be just as comfortable appearing on late night television as he is in juvenile halls, churches and homeless shelters.


We encourage businesses and individuals alike to join us as sponsors for our events.  Please reach out to Dayna Neff () with questions regarding upcoming sponsorship opportunities.


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Our Hope

To be human is to hear someone’s story and to connect; to experience their fear, their despair and their joy along with them.  Many people who experience homelessness feel alone and hopeless. But through your love, help, prayers, gifts and support, there is hope. The Season of Hope event is an opportunity for you to help ensure that no one will walk alone on their journey to overcome homelessness. Please join us.

Honorary Leadership Committee

Bill & India Manns - Honorary Leadership Committee Co-Chairs

Kevin & Michelle Bassett

Derek & Veronica Bradford

Kenyatta & Tracey Brame

Clifton & Cindy Charles

Kathy Crosby

James & Nancy Engen

Arlen & Sandra Gaddy

Jim & Bonnie Gordon

Tom & Marcia Haas

Robert Hurd & Diane McMillan

Cate & Sid Jansma Jr.

Joseph & Jessie Jones

Anthony & Lisa King

Stephanie & George Leonardos

Bradford & Dr. Andola Mathis

Peaches McCahill

Tom & Jackie McGovern

Mark & Elizabeth Murray

Gordon & Karla Oosting

Janis Petrini

Dr. Bill & Lori Pink

Sherwin & Marcia Robinson

Michael & Kristen Sytsma

David & Carol Van Andel

Mike & Gayle VanGessel

Harold & Lori Voorhees, Jr.

Greg & Meg Willit

David & Shannon Wilson


Have questions regarding the Mel Trotter Ministries Season of Hope Event? Contact Courtney O'Malia at  or 616-588-8784.