Who We Are
OUR MISSION: To mobilize churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.
OUR CORE VALUES:
CHRISTIAN - Everything we think, say and do is in the Name of Christ.
PRAYER - Prayer is an integral part of who we are.
TRANSFORMATION THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS - To build Christ-like relationships to transform lives of people and the community.
CHURCHES - We value churches living out the two Great Commandments - to love God and love our neighbors.
UNITY - We value unity in the body of Christ.
REDEMPTIVE PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE OUR ACTIONS...
SEE everyone's God-given value
HELP everyone achieve their God-given potential
INVEST relationally in others
REQUIRE mutual contribution and participation
RESPOND with wisdom and discernment
SERVE in ways that transform
Susan Doolan, Executive Director
I have been blessed to serve with Love INC of Mahaska County since 2014.
I was part of the implementation team for transformational ministry,
have served on the Board and, most recently, was the Transformational Ministry Coordinator.
I believe God was using that time to train me for my current role. In 2018, I felt called to join the Love INC ministry full time. I am passionate about serving and helping the local church to help our neighbors in need in Mahaska County. When churches come together to help our neighbors, the love of Christ is shared for all to see.
Joy Moretz, Clearinghouse Coordinator
I started as a Love INC volunteer in 2018, shortly after moving to Oskaloosa from North Carolina. I have served in the office and at Growing Hope. These roles were instrumental in preparing me for my new role as Clearinghouse Coordinator.
Oskaloosa is such a welcoming community with many resources for a small town, and it is great interacting with all of our partner churches and local agencies to come together and help those in need. It is amazing to see God at work in individuals’ lives and in families.
My husband, Brian, and I attend Lifehouse Community Church and enjoy the small groups there. In my free time, I love to read, be outside in nature, and walk our dog, Lexi.
Rinay James, Communications/Ministry Coordinator
Hi! My name is Rinay James and I have been involved with Love INC since 2015. I started as a client, then became a student in the Growing Hope classes. From there I became a volunteer and the greeter at Growing Hope. Now I'm an employee at Love INC and feel like this is where God has planned for me to be! I truly believe in the purpose and mission of Love In the Name of Christ and I'm so excited to be a part of it!
OUR 2020 BOARD
Doug Boender, First Christian Reformed Church-Osk
Ron or Kathi Thompson, New Sharon First Christian Church
Pastors Robert or Molly Goodrich, First Christian Church-Osk
Tony or Joan Kunz, First Christian Reformed Church-Osk
Connie Clark-Louderback, First Christian Church-Osk
Sharoll Edmundson, Central United Methodist Church-Osk
Stephanie Lahvic, New Sharon Assembly of God
Justin or Becky Savage, Lifehouse Community Church-Osk
Bob Voels, Cedar & Fremont UMC
Judy Williams, Gateway Church of the Nazarene-Osk
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
In 1998 several Mahaska County churches decided to work together to serve neighbors in need within our community and formed Love INC, a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a local board. Our local affiliate is also part of the National Love INC movement. We are financially supported by United Way, local churches, an annual fundraiser and donations from individuals.