Patricia Duke, Executive Director
I began my journey with Love INC in September 2016 as a clearinghouse volunteer after more than 10 years of volunteering for organizations such as Make A Wish, Hospice of Michigan, Habitat for Humanity, PBJ Ministries and St. Joseph Outreach Ministries. After serving as a volunteer for four months, I accepted the role of Office Manager in December, 2016. Over the past year, I have learned that God has blessed us all with talents and that through Redemptive Compassion we are called to help people out of need.
In September 2017 I was honored to accept the position of Executive Director. I feel that God has brought me here to become closer to him and to build relationships in our community. I am looking forward to moving forward with God’s plan for our affiliate.
Karen Gully, Connection Center Coordinator
Karen Gully has worked in the Oxford/Lake Orion area for 30 years. The majority of her work has been done at Camp Oakland/Crossroads For Youth on East Drahner Rd , however, she has also worked at the McLaren/ Lake Orion Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Karen lives in Lake Orion, has one daughter and son in law and 3 teenaged grandchildren who live in Clarkston. She is happy to serve the community and enjoys the non profit work sector
Barbara Lemke, Development Coordinator
Barbara will work with the Connection Center staff and volunteers to help promote Love INC in the community. She has most recently worked as a manager at Twice Blessed, in Lake Orion and prior to that as an employment specialist at The Transitions Center in Yarmouth MA. Barbara was also a resident in Oxford for 10+ years and worked at the Boulevard Boutique in Oxford. Barbara enjoys many hobbies including dogs, walking, decorating, and gardening.
Kit Ilenich, Transformational Ministry Coordinator
Kit will be developing and coordinating our new Transformation Ministry called New Beginnings. New Beginnings is being designed to mobilize the community and the church body for local mission work by utilizing volunteer resources to facilitate classes, provide mentor support and to invest in individuals and their futures. Foundational to the program are strong, affirming relationships which seek to address chronic need with intentionality and wisdom with the goal of life transformation. Kit and her husband are long time residents of Oakland County and are delighted to call Oxford home.
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