Board of BeliEvers

Honesty, empathy, passion, patience and generosity—these are the ideals that form the foundation of our Foundation, and the criteria we followed for choosing each of our volunteer board members. We think Eve would have approved.


Michael is an attorney with Haag Law Offices, P.A., a regular speaker and published author on nonprofit, corporate and tax issues. A former adjunct professor at Hamline University and host of radio talk show, “Seeking Precedence – a Christian Perspective to Legal Issues,” Michael also serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.


In 2012, Kelly brought her experience in sports management, events and fundraising to Faith’s Lodge as Executive Director after the sudden death of her 12-year-old nephew, Carter. She was recognized in 2016 as a Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal Women In Business Honoree and named by BizWomen as one of “100 Women to Watch in US.”


John has served since 2004 as the Sr. Minister of Wayzata Community Church, a 3,000-member congregation seeking to inspire the world with the inclusive love of Jesus. In his ministry, John is witness to the pain in people’s lives. The sudden death of his neighbor’s 9-year old son motivates him to help anyone who suffers this unimaginable loss.


Greg is a real estate attorney with Malkerson Gunn Martin in Minneapolis. A committed, but imperfect, Christian, Greg and his wife have three adult children. He also had a younger brother with Downs Syndrome, who taught him patience, compassion for the less able, unconditional love, and what it’s like to ask God the “Why?” question.


As both a non- and for-profit entrepreneur, Kurt has built and led successful start-ups for much of his life. After experientially engaging thousands of church members to be a force for good with Upper Room, he founded Good Grocer where volunteers gain access to healthy foods at affordable prices and discover their gift for contributing.