Denise Baumann- Vice President

​Carie Hughey - Executive Director Volunteer Teacher since 2013 -

Strengths are Learning, Input, Connectedness, Achiever, and Activator.
Greg, husband of 2 years

After twenty years as a manager in the transportation industry I felt that the Lord was calling me to go deeper in ministry work.  So as Greg and I prayed what that would look like I continued with my volunteer teaching.  And in God's perfect timing this opportunity to fully commit my time & talents to this ministry that makes differences in peoples lives happened.  I love working for  because every day I am able to touch lives of women, men and children.  I talk with them about the life changing power of our Lord and Savior while I help them in their day to day lives.  I call myself a "Long Term Evangelist!"

Matthew 11:28 - Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Carol Baas - Resources Coordinator

BA Western Michigan University - Music Therapy & Music Ed

Master classes in Vocational Rehab Counseling

Activities Director at a local nursing home.
Worship Ministry & Women's Bible Study Facilitator

Mission Team Leader to Merida Mexico

Oakland Drive Christian Church
Randy, husband of 32 years, Joshua 30, Laura 28, Kenny 27, Matthew 23.

Laura and husband Daniel have our granddaughter Sophie 2.
I love because of Relationships - The blessing and opportunity to touch lives in a
deep and meaningful way - to share hope and faith in the Good News of Jesus - to extend a hand and walk beside someone who is hurting, in Jesus' precious name.
John 15:5 - I AM the Vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear

much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.

Volunteers- Without them we can't run.

One Volunteer says: "I love because it is not just a hand-out. Once an immediate need is met we take the next step to help them with skills necessary to lead a self-sustaining lifestyle where they are no longer reliant on basic things. I also love to share my walk with Jesus to give them hope." 

Dan Sherman -Board President

BBA Western Michigan University - Management Major - Info Systems Minor
Kalamazoo Community Church 20 years - Elder Board 4 yrs
Current Care Ministry Director 6 yrs - transitioning our ministry to fullness with
Carolyn, wife of 32 years. Ryan 27, Hayden 22, Harry 17

I love the mission of because in a 30,000 ft view, Kalamazoo churches are spiritual ponds dotting the community giving blessings to their immediate community. I believe that God can use to help all of us become a saturating presence  up our ministries into Full Life change. When we work together to avoid duplication of services, it gives us more power and resources to work on avoiding these challenges earlier in their lives.
1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therfore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lard, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

These combined ministries are so important to any community...blessing those who seek fuller life by knowing more about Jesus...or blessing those in Journey Forward Classes who are receiving God's truth in the lessons and being shown where this Full Life comes from


Professional Christian Life Coach since 2009 - Gift of encouragement.
Affiliated with American Association of Christian Counselors and
International Christian Coaching
Centerpoint Church 7 years
Gary, husband of 35 years. Jeremy, Michelle, Bethanie, Jessica
Working for  helps those with need in a
particular way by offering life skills classes with a Biblical world view.
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you, declares
the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future

Denise Daam- Spiritual Director

Retired Registered Nurse.

Trained in Spiritual Formation at Ashland Seminary.  Trained in Set Free Ministries

LOVEkzoo volunteer for 8 years as a teacher, mentor, office help, site-coordinator and now as a Board Member.

Married to Gordon for 47 years.

"I love to serve God at LOVEkzoo because I see all of us: volunteers, staff, and participants transforming into Jesus likeness.

Philippians 4:13: "I Can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

Teresa Smith- Board Member


The Apostles’ Creed
(A Modern Translation)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day He rose again.
He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy universal Christian Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.




of Faith