Mission & Oversight
The mission of Christian Neighbors is to provide local families in need with Food, Emergency Financial Assistance and skill building Education to create self-sufficiency.
We are blessed to have at least 50 Volunteers serve on a weekly basis!
Christian Neighbors is a community agency serving individuals and families in Plainwell, Otsego and Martin school districts. Christian Neighbors has been serving our community since 1983. It is governed by an all volunteer board.
Christian Neighbors’ finances are monitored by a Finance Team made up of our treasurer, bookkeeper, CPA, and local business owners.
Christian Neighbors’ finances are raised and monitored by the Resource Development Team.
The Facilities Director and team cares for the building with which the ministry has been greatly blessed.
The Education Resource team oversees the mentoring program and classes.
Members of the board and teams are carefully selected and diversified in their makeup.
The Board of Christian Neighbors
Board President: Bruce Haney
Vice President: Laurie Krahn
Secretary: Jane Adams
Treasurer: Dorothy Cool
Business Liason: Cyndi Trobeck
Facilities Management: Larry Hill
Education/Resources: Donna Doctor
Pastoral Adviser: Joe Shaler
Plainwell School Representative: Matt Montange
Otsego School Representative: Jeff Haase
Information Technology: Greg York
Human Resources: Edith Rietkerk
Executive Director: Terri Shaler
Resource Development Team