Pastor Rick Lemberg- C.C. Willis, Jr.- Ruth Sheppard- Ada Knuth- Kathi Arp- Kathy O’Connor- Marjorie Taylor- Dolores Bradford- Helen Frazey- Betty Silguero
These names are a blast from the past, so you might not recognize them.
They are the visioning pastor and original members of the Seeds of Hope Board of Directors, a group formed in 1992 to begin a project that would give the poor a hand up, rather than a hand-out. We owe these 10 individuals a debt of gratitude for planting the seeds that grew into Seeds of Hope, a Christian organization promoting opportunities to improve lives through relationships and community development.
Seeds of Hope was created by the community, based on the principles of Christian community development. The opening of the hot-lunch program in 1993 marked the first in a long line of programs and accomplishments that span 25 years. Our success is based on the enthusiastic support and participation of community members.
In the following pages, we highlight people from our past, our present and our future. We dedicate these pages to the over 50 board members, five executive directors, hundreds of volunteers, donors and friends over 25 years who have made Seeds of Hope what it is today.
Current Staff & Board Members:
Staff: Mark Vanderheyden, Executive Director
Terri Durham, Office Coordinator
Antonia Nunez, After School Coordinator, Los Angeles de Esperanza Coordinator
Patricia Peterson, Hot Lunch Coordinator
Board of Directors:
Cindy Schaider, President
Esther Turner, Vice President
James Fults, Treasurer
Isaac Perez, Secretary
Arvin Van Ry