Our Board & Committees

Our board of directors is composed of community leaders genuinely concerned about the plight of low-income, employed families and are committed to finding ways to help.

A great article was published in the Daily Herald about some of our wonderful members!

Officers

  • Jim Mayer, Chair. Retired Kohler Company executive
  • Greg Ford, Vice Chair. Retired assistant manager for the Village of Arlington Heights
  • Lou Walton, Corresponding Secretary. Community activist
  • Donna Anderson, Recording Secretary. Educator and former chair of FCH
  • Paul Cochran, Treasurer. Retired Actuary.

Members

  • Jane Drezen, Chair of FCH Fund Development Committee. AVP at Village Bank and Trust, A.H. 
  • Chris Farnsworth, Sales and Forecasting Coordinator, Lava Lite
  • John Sonderegger, Retired International Minerals & Chemical Corporation executive. Former chair and board member, Northwest Community Hospital Foundation
  • Claudia Starck, Arlington Heights realtor
  • Tim Wayman, Chair of FCH Marketing/Communications Committee.  Owner of AlphaGraphics Lisle.
  • Theodore McGinn, Attorney, Lavelle Law, LTD
  • Michelle Johns, Chair of FCH Outreach Committee. Elementary school teacher in Palatine.

Staff

Charles Warner serves as our Executive Director.   Sister Carrie Miller, SLW, serves as our Program Manager. Our Case Managers, Pam Van De Walle and Tom Tucker work tirelessly to provide hands-on service to our families. Faith Community Homes also has the support and help of dozens of mentors and numerous volunteers. We invite you to read our newsletters and visit our gallery to see photos of recent and past fundraising events.

When everyone works together, beautiful transformations take place. We witness program participants move from underemployment to building successful careers. We see people gain renewed hope.  We see people working hard to fulfill their dreams for a brighter future.

Committees

FCH has four standing committees.  Each committee includes several members of the Board and volunteers from the community. Please contact the FCH office if you are interested in participating.

  • The Fund Development Committee plans and organizes  annual events, a yearly appeal letter, and seeks out
    new and innovative ways to raise funds.     
  • The Marketing and Communications Committee plans and organizes newsletters, website and social media
    material, and branding material.

  • The Outreach Committee works to establish and maintain relations with stakeholders, such as churches, service
    clubs, local government bodies, Chambers of Commerce and local businesses.
     
  • The Finance Committee reviews our financial position regularly and develops the operating budget for each fiscal year.
    This Committee also engages an outside accountant for an annual review.
      

Mentors

Once the foundation is laid for a successful outcome, we get in the trenches with each family to push them beyond perceived limits. Our weekly mentoring program addresses each aspect of what it takes to become financially stable and independent. Through the guidance of our mentors, families learn to budget, save, and make informed, beneficial decisions.

Additionally, we work with local educational facilities to provide financial assistance for higher learning. Our community partnerships and donors are also vital resources for providing proper work attire as well as offering guidance for career advancement.