Board of Directors and Staff
Vision Statement of the Board of Directors
We are a group of called and anointed sons and daughters of Abba Father, the True God, living in the freedom to be all that He designed us to be. We are passionate about God's redemptive process in our own lives and in the lives of all people (friends, family and enemies). We desire to live life authentically (honestly, boldly, intimately, worshipfully and generously) with eternal perspective, sharing life stories and testimonies, not afraid of feeling emotion deeply or of being fully human. It is important to us to accept and forgive ourselves and others while continuing to seek God's options for healing and restoration.
Cheryl Knight, President of the Board and Staff Member
Cheryl coordinates the development of new project ideas in accordance to the needs of the target population. She has a Master's degree in Messianic Studies and is Manna Congregational leader. Cheryl spends time with the community as a mentor, walking beside each in their healing process. She also presents at seminars and conferences. Cheryl wrote Surviving In Sanity, a book about the importance of spiritual warfare, and has co-authored two other books with Jo Getzinger on survivor topics. Cheryl began working in the field of trauma recovery work in 1990.
Jo Getzinger, Vice President of the Board and Staff Member
With over 15 years in the field of trauma recovery, Jo oversees and provides intensive counseling to the severely wounded. Although she has a Masters Degree in Social Work, she no longer practices as a licensed counselor because of the desire to involve prayer and deliverance ministry techniques in the counseling sessions, recognizing that God is the true healer. She develops and coordinates conferences that C.A.R.E., Inc. sponsors to educate communities about trauma and other severe abuse issues. She responds to clinical questions from therapists, survivors, pastors, etc. She develops, oversees, and is responsible for the clinical aspects of all C.A.R.E. programs. She presents at seminars and conferences.
Alice Moody, Psy.D., Board Member
Alice is a Christian therapist in Portland, Oregon. She works primarily in the areas of trauma recovery and personality disorders. She is a very experienced, mature therapist who understands the depth of the trauma we see at CARE, Inc. She is a wonderful addition to our board.
Doug Herrema, Board Member
Doug is a long time resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Doug is an ordained minister who has also been an independent business owner. He has served on two church boards and led prison ministries. Doug has a heart for survivors and their issues. He brings an understanding of trauma survivors and working in a non-profit organization to C.A.R.E.
Les and Beth Strongman, Board Members
Les and Beth live in Minneapolis/St Paul, where they are a part of a Messianic Community of believers. Les is an abuse survivor and is on his healing journey. They have experience with the difficulties that survivor issues bring to a marriage and seek to work toward healing and maturity together. Both have attended Thrive conferences, been in Life Model study groups, and worked as lay prayer ministers. Les is a worship leader and uses song to help other wounded people. He is a retired police officer and met Beth while they were both serving as missionaries overseas. They have been active in ministry together since that time. Les and Beth have been clients at CARE for some years, as well as helping other survivors in the ministry.
Doug and Rachel TerBeek, Board Members
Doug and Rachel live in Grand Haven, Michigan. Doug has been in the family electrical business, both as a workman and an owner. Rachel has been busy as a wife, mother to their five children, grandmother to sixteen, and also running a small at home business. They have been married for 38 years and both love the Lord. This is their first experience as board members of any kind, but they are looking forward to being financial and prayer supporters for the C.A.R.E. community.
Mary Herrema, Prayer Minister
Mary first came to CARE seeking a better understanding of how to minister to a survivor of severe trauma. Committed to on-going training and seeing the significance of community, she continues to attend functions, sessions, and internships. She is not only a staff member, but has become a part of our ‘family.’ She is also a prayer minister at The Healing Tree ministry in Grand Rapids, which also ministers to survivors of trauma.
Julia Bond, Office Manager
A long-time friend of CARE, Julie came north after retiring from thirty-five years as an elementary teacher in Kokomo, Indiana. She has managed CARE Packaging and filled the role of Financial Secretary. She now oversees our bookkeeping and administrative tasks.
Jessie Mastick, Secretary
Jessie moved to the CARE Community in 2001. She answers your calls, schedules appointments, and designs all of our publications.
Sara Manasseh, CARE Packaging Manager and CARE Financial Secretary
Sara moved to the CARE Community in 2004.
Our Board of Directors officially meets two times during the year to review our fiscal status and responsibilities, as well as our personal progress with community leaders.