Meet the Board
Janis Petrini, Chair
Owner & Operator, Express Employment Professionals
My inspiration comes from the mission at Mel Trotter. Mel Trotter Ministries exists to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus Christ, through rescue and restoration for anyone experiencing hunger and homelessness.
Kurt Hein, Vice Chair
Owner, Christian Brothers AutomotiveWhat motivates me
To demonstrate the compassion of Christ to the least fortunate in our community by living an example and loving my neighbor as myself.
Donijo De Jonge, Treasurer
Bob Worthington, Secretary
Chief Operating Officer, Mercantile Bank of MichiganWhat motivates me
"Let us love one another, for love comes from God." – 1 John 4:7
Brenda Moore, Assistant Secretary
General Managing Partner, Railside Golf Club
Jim KregelWhat motivates me
Biblically, "to whom much has been given, much is required." I count it a joy to give to the needs of others as God enables and directs.
Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Attorney, Mitchel Intellectual Property Law, PLLCWhat motivates me
We are blessed to be a blessing, and it is a blessing to assist in demonstrating the compassion of Christ to the hungry, homeless and hurting of our community.
Business Strategy and DevelopmentWhat motivates me
I am most inspired by the opportunity to positively impact and change lives through the grace of Christ, so that several years from now we will know that we have permanently progressed the conditions for men, women, and children.
Positively impacting and changing lives through the grace of Christ, so that several years from now we will know that we have permanently progressed the conditions for men, women, and children.
Owner, Synergy Business Development, LLCWhat motivates me
Mel Trotter has a rich history of service to this community. From caring board members who are second generation, to employees with decades of service. Truly Christ is in this place.
Mary HollebeekWhat motivates me
I am motivated (and honored) to serve on the MTM Board because it provides me with a front row seat to watch God do His amazing, life changing work in the lives of His children here in West Michigan.
Attorney, David & Wierenga, P.C.What motivates me
Meeting the most vulnerable people in our community just where they are and showing them the compassion of Jesus Christ.
Chief Operating Officer, Rockford Construction CompanyWhat motivates me
I wish to utilize my talents to help this ministry assist those in need.
Dr. Dale McNinch
Chief Financial Officer, Mel Trotter Ministries
Ron Van Houten
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