Boards and Committees

Board of Directors
Officers:
President -Pete Guerrera – Sandusky
Vice President – Linda Grice – Bellevue
Secretary – Marilyn McKinney – Norwalk
Treasurer – Nick Kousma – Willard

Board Members:
Rachel Danhoff – Willard
Jon Ditz – Norwalk
Mike Fleming – Norwalk
Darrell Gant – Sandusky
Dan Gildenmeister – Sandusky
Linda Grice – Bellevue
John Hildebrandt – Sandusky
Dennis Horan – Huron
Sue Lucht – Huron
Marilyn McKinney – Norwalk
Chuck Norton – Huron
Steve Schumm – Norwalk
Patrick Spettel – Norwalk
D.J. Swearingen Jr. – Sandusky
Marcia Walters – Castalia

Committees:
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, contact the Firelands Habitat for Humanity (FHFH) office at info@firelandshabiat.org or 419.621.7818. Please check the Events and Meetings Calendar for Committee meeting dates and locations.

Construction

This committee meets the 1st Wednesdsay of each month at 4:00 pm at the Firelands Habitat for Humanity office, 7602 Milan Rd. Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

To coordinate labor, plans, materials and family interests to build the finished product, “a simple, decent house in a decent community for God’s people in need.”

Church Relations:

This committee meets as needed to cultivate Firelands Habitat For Humanity’s relationship with local churches, to seek Covenant Churches, and maintain ties to currently involved churches.

Family Selection: Jean Smith

This committee meets as necessary at the office of Firelands Habitat for Humanity, 7602 Milan Rd. Sandusky, OH 44870.

The committee organizes and carries out application, interview, and selection processes. We find the families who fit the criteria of need for shelter, ability to make no-interest loan payments, and ability to partner with Habitat for Humanity.

Family Support/Mentors: Betty Whitacre

Works with families through sweat equity, home ownership education, home purchase process, adjustment to new responsibilities and continued partnership with the organization. The committee is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating this aspect of the program.

Resource Development: Pete Guerrera

Plans fund raisers and other ways of raising revenue. Meetings are as needed at this time. Please contact the Executive Director at 419-621-7818 if you are interested.

Women Build: Betty Whitacre

This committee meets the 2nd Tuesday each month at 4:00pm at the Firelands Habitat for Humanity office, 7602 Milan Rd. Sandusky, OH 44870.

To coordinate labor, plans, materials and family interests to build simple, decent house in a decent community for God’s people in need while empowering and teaching women.

Office Support: Carol Weyer

This group staffs the office, which provides coordination and support for the organization.

Public Relations: Mike McCall

Mission: To continually improve the community’s awareness of our work, recognize our participants, and encourage new donations of time and materials so more people have simple, affordable housing.

Site Selection

Identify potential sites, evaluate sites’ availability and appropriateness, evaluate sites suitability for affiliate’s basic house plans, develop a site acquisitions criteria policy for board approval, implement the board-approved site acquisition policy and maintain acquired sites.

Volunteer Coordinator: Charlene Meyer

Recruits, interviews, trains and coordinates volunteers to carry out Firelands Habitat For Humanity’s mission in Erie and Huron Counties.