-- WHO WE ARE --

"As Jesus teaches, Love Thy Neighbor seeks to support and promote life changes with education in life skills and sustained growth through mentorships and supportive, caring relationships."

Our Core Beliefs  

  • We believe that our neighbors are defined as any person in need.

  • We believe in not duplicating services that exist in our community, instead working together with local churches and community agencies to strengthen the social safety net for our neighbors in need.

  • We believe that respect, care, support, and accountability are the basis of a loving relationship with our neighbors.

  • We believe that our neighbors often have multiple needs, not just financial or physical ones and we believe a caring Christian connection will help meet some of those additional needs.

  • We believe in the power of forgiveness as an important aspect of making real change and promoting personal change over time.

  • We believe in the power of Christian grace-you receive more than you think you deserve and seek to live this out in our programs. 

  • We believe that accomplishing our goals is a result of strong partnerships with local churches and community partners.

  • We believe that the support and development of our staff and volunteers provide the process for future maturation and growth of our ministry goals. 

Love Thy Neighbor Staff

Connecting our Neighbors in Need to the community resources and

Christian partnerships available for help and support in times of life changes.

Tony Nelson

Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O.)

Pam Lardie

Connections Coordinator

Brenda Forton

Fundraising Coordinator

Board Members


  Patricia Woods  - (Bio) - President  

  Nancy Warszawski - Vice President

  Thomas Mansfield - (Bio) - Treasurer

  Cara Palmer - Secretary

  David VanDyk - Director

  Peter Lauber - (Bio)Director

  Gail Malott  - Office Intake and Hygiene Pantry 

  Nancy Warszawski - Office Intake and Client Case Notes

  Pam Simons - Office Intake, Thank You Notes, and Adopt a Family

  Mary Reed - Office Intake and DME Loan Closet 

  Sherry Beattie- DME Loan Closet

  Joe & Marilyn Dressel- Hygiene Pantry Coordinators


  Tony Nelson  - Healthy Cooking on a Budget

  Pam Lardie - Positive Parenting (Bio)

  Bob Miller - (Bio) - Budget Basics

  Tana Wilsey - Healthy Cooking on a Budget

  Shelia Shopieray - Healthy Cooking on a Budget

  Jane Kipke - (Bio)- Who am I?, New Directions

  Theresa Carey - Healthy Relationships/Positive Communication

  Dana Broderick - (Bio) - Moving From Stress to Peace

Public Service Announcements

Introducing our new Fundraising CoordinatorBrenda
Strength in Times of NeedTony
Walking Amongst FriendsTony
Mission & ProgramsTony

  Thank you WLJN and staff for graciously allowing us to broadcast our messages throughout the community.