Executive Director and Founder of Hand2Hand
Cheri has a background in Social Work and has recently stepped down as the Pastor of Missions at Fair Haven Church, a campus of Harbor Churches in Hudsonville, Mi., to focus solely on feeding more children through Hand2Hand. She has a passion for churches to rise up in their communities to fight injustice, such as childhood hunger. Her prayer is that more churches will join Hand2Hand so they can feed, pray, and bring a touch of God's love to children in their own neighborhood. She also envisions local businesses and community members rising up and joining in so that children can excel in school and break the cycle of poverty. Childhood hunger doesn't have a zip code anymore and we will go into any school where even one child needs Hand2Hand.
Partnership and Relations Director
Jodi is an experienced Hand2Hand coordinator. She knows what it takes to create a successful Hand2Hand program from the ground up having done so in the Byron Center community. Jodi recently joined Hand2Hand as the Partnership and Relations Director to foster positive relations between our church and school partners. Not only will she help with existing relationships, Jodi will help to cultivate new ones. Jodi's professional experience at the Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Title have prepared her well for a job she's thoroughly enjoying. Jodi has a passion for creating valued partnerships for Hand2Hand that will help reduce childhood hunger.
Rhonda began as a volunteer and is now the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. She's thrilled to use her administrative experience to help feed and spread hope to kids in the community.
Resource and Communications Coordinator
Samantha recently graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration. Samantha is passionate about Hand2Hand's mission and is excited to watch the program reach more children.
Wyoming Area Regional Consultant
Chris' children are the fifth generation of their family to call Wyoming "home". He has an extensive background in various nonprofit leadership roles and serves various groups throughout the community including the Wyoming Community Foundation, City of Wyoming Community Development Block Grant commission, and as Pastor of Elevation Church.
Lakeshore Area Regional Director
Amy has been a Hand2Hand coordinator for over 4 years now and recently has taken on the role of the Lakeshore Area Regional Director. She is very excited to see where God is going to lead her. Amy is also running the Hope Gathering Place in Zeeland which has been going so great! She is excited to be the hands and feet of Jesus to hungry kids!
North Area Regional Director
Jenny heard about Hand2Hand at her church and, realizing that it wasn't yet in her community of Rockford, felt led to start it there a year ago. She's excited to help the program expand even further past Rockford and into the northern areas of the West Michigan, helping to connect schools with churches that can feed kids and cover them in prayer.
Sue and Harold VanDuyn
Southwest Grand Rapids Area Regional Directors
Sue and Harold have been volunteering with Hand2Hand since 2010, and they love seeing the communities rise up to help feed our hungry children. They both are retired from large corporations. Harold began by serving on the Hand2Hand Board of Directors, while Sue helped the Executive Director with administrative tasks. Both found a passion for supporting our church and school partners. Today, Sue and Harold assist the Partnership Director with food donations, partner visits and other support as needed.