Immeasurably More

We are proud to report that we have raised $17.2 million for our Immeasurably More Campaign!  

We have exceeded our initial goal by nearly double and our revised goal by about $2 million!  This is critical because, as you know, supply chain issues related to COVID and inflationary pressures have raised our construction costs to, you guessed it, $17 million!

“I am so grateful for Mel Trotter. When I stayed with you all, I connected with God and the staff helped me get back on my feet. Now I have a house of my own and a job in a church that I love. I get to give back, just like folks did for me during my hard times,” said a former guest of Mel Trotter.

When we hear transformational stories like these, it confirms once again that this campaign, and what lies ahead, is not only about bricks and mortar. Rather, it is about life change just as our mission and vision statement says: Through the power of Christ bring an end to homelessness one life at a time.

On behalf of your guests, staff and board we thank you for coming along side us on this Immeasurably More Campaign journey.

Dennis Van Kampen                         Tim Swiney

            President/CEO                                 Chief Campaign Officer

     Mel Trotter Ministries                            Mel Trotter Ministries

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