Immeasurably More

A Capital Campaign for Mel Trotter Ministries in conjunction with Heartside Ministry and Next Step of West Michigan - Together, we can do immeasurably more

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We have raised a total of $13,700,000 in gifts and pledges to date. A local organization will be giving a capstone gift of $1,000,000 once we reach $13,900,000. What this means is now, more than at any point in our 120+ years of serving the homeless, we are in need of each and every member of this community—God’s collective community—to come together in unity to help us reach the goal of $14,900,000.

fundraising total to date:

13 7 million

With your help, we can achieve immeasurably more together.

Immeasurably More Compassion

At Mel Trotter Ministries, we dare for more and we dream for more for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness

Homelessness is a season in a person’s life, but it doesn’t define who they are. We know they are made in the image of God, with value and worth. We know they deserve dignity, safety and compassion. We believe they are made for more.

Immeasurably More is a $14.9 million capital campaign for Mel Trotter Ministries that will:


Update shelter spaces that have not received significant improvements since 1967 to provide greater dignity, value and safety for our guests and reinforce the love God has for each of them.


Equip for work through paid job training and social enterprise opportunities so parents can provide a better life for their children away from homelessness.


Create more affordable housing for guests on their journey out of homelessness and help parents, children and singles discover the life God has for them out of homelessness.


Improve and enhance the ministry and case management available to every guest resulting in better stewardship of donor resources and greater impact in the lives of those we are blessed to serve.

Campaign Leadership

Honorary Chairs

Jim Alton

Jim & Nancy Engen

Jim & Bonnie Gordon

Greg & Heidi Herbruck

Cate & Sid Jansma

Bill & India Manns

Dave & Linda† Mehney

Mark & Mary Beth Meijer

David & Carol Van Andel

Mike & Gayle VanGessel

Harold & Lori Voorhees

Meg & Greg Willit

Campaign Chairs

Anedra Eatman

Michael Faas

Janis Petrini

Robert Worthington

Campaign Cabinet

Roger Bruins

Jim Bultema

Dave Byers

Ann Callahan

Kurt Hein

Mary Hollebeek

Jeshua Lauka

Tom McGovern

Jim Mitchell

Gordon Oosting

Tony Pearson

Michael Sytsma


Would you like to learn more about what your gifts can do through the Immeasurably More capaign? Please contact Tim Swiney, Chief Campaign Officer, with any questions.

Chief Campaign Officer
Mel Trotter Ministries
Office: 616-588-8764 Cell: 616-536-0352