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
Jamie Ayers, Development Director
Jamie Ayers, joined Love INC of North Oakland County, in January of 2020, in a new position as the Donor Development Coordinator. She has been married to her husband, Brandon, for 20 years. They have two beautiful children, who attend Lake Orion high school, currently a senior and a freshman. Jamie has a passion for fundraising for non-profit organizations and volunteer work. She is highly involved in both areas, with the programs her children participate in at school. Her experience with those programs encouraged her to work more, on the behalf of the less fortunate, in our community. She feels called by the Lord to serve in this capacity and is excited for the opportunity at Love INC.
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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