Our Valuable Board of Directors

 Mike Trout
Mike TroutPresident

Board Member Since: 2011
 Maranatha Bible Church
Church Involvement: Elder, ABF Sunday morning teacher, assist with Sunday evening finance classes.
Community Involvement: Finance Manager for Green local campaign. Campaign to elect Chris Humphrey.
Personal: Mike has been married 31 years to Alice. They have a son and a daughter who are both married.

Kathy Walker
Kathy WalkerVice President

Board Member Since: 2006
 Community Church of Portage Lakes
Church Involvement: Chairperson of Prayer Committee of Women’s Ministry.
Community Involvement: President of the Women’s Auxiliary at the Haven of Rest.
Personal: Kathy has been married to Ben since 1967. She has 2 adult children and has 5 grandchildren.

Caleb Nitz
Caleb NitzTreasurer

Board Member Since: 2011
 Grace Church, Bath
Church and Community Involvement: Hosting regular Bible studies within their home with a goal of impacting the community through their involvement with Akron-based ministries.
Personal: Caleb has been married to Hannah since 2010.

 Patti Shirkman
Patti ShirkmanSecretary

Board Member Since: 2008
 Grace Bible Church
Church Involvement: Four and five-year-old Sunday School teacher.
Community Involvement: Project Manager for Firestone/Bridgestone.
Personal: Patti has been married to Jeff for 17 years and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

Michael Rybka
Michael Rybka

Board Member Since: ?
Church Involvement: Senior Pastor, Community Church of Portage Lakes
Community Involvement: The Haven of Rest discipleship ministry.
Personal: Michael has been married to Sandy for 20 years and has four children between the ages of 12 and 17.

Ken Wells
Ken Wells

Board Member Since: 2010
Church: Maranatha Bible Church
Church Involvement: Bible study.
Community Involvement: Medical Director Bariatric Program Summa Health System, Practicing Internist, Primary Care Associate.
Personal: Ken is married to Lisa and has two children.

Sylvia Slifko
Sylvia Slifko

Board Member Since: Founder/1996
Church: Maranatha Bible Church
Church Involvement:  Leader Women’s Bible Studies, teacher in the children’s department.
Community Involvement: Board President of ICU Mobile national ministry.
Personal: Married to Steve for 48 years, they have two daughters and five granddaughters. The Slifko’s own and operate a buffalo farm in Wayne County.