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Tim Erhart, Treasurer
Tim became treasurer of the board in late 2015 and has served with Love INC since it first came to town 10 years ago. He and his wife, Dawne, live in Chanhassen where they raised their three (now adult) children. If you asked Tim what he likes to do in his spare time he’d say “what spare time?” as he rushed out the door to another meeting. However, when he does have free time he’s either outdoors or at Menards.
Tim Helmeke has been on the Board of Directors for Love INC only a short time, but has been involved with the organization for many years through his work as an Ordained Deacon at St. Hubert’s in Chanhassen. Tim retired from St. Hubert’s in 2016, following 23 years of service. Tim lives in Shorewood with his wife of 41 years and has three children and three grandchildren.
Jon Niebuhr, Pastor
Jon has been involved with Love INC for three years and became the Pastoral representative on the Board in January, 2017. Jon is the pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, located in Carver. He lives in Carver with his wife Jennifer, a first grade teacher at Cologne Academy. They have three children and two grand-daughters. In his spare time, Jon enjoys hunting, playing guitar, and reading.
Troy has been involved with Love INC for four years through the Backpack Giveback and Grab and Go lunch programs at Discovery United Methodist Church in Chanhassen, where he served as Lay Leader from 2013 through 2015. Troy joined the board of Love INC in March of 2017 and is the Executive Director of Boulevard Wealth Management. He brings both leadership and financial management skills to the board of Love INC. Troy lives in Eden Prairie and enjoys boating, fishing and camping with his two sons, Luke and Alex.
Dave Ruegg, Vice Chair
Dave has served with Love INC for 5 years and brings his vast knowledge of strategic planning, personnel management, and networking skills with him. Dave is the Vice President of Personnel at Bailiwick, Inc., in Chaska. Dave resides in Victoria with his wife and two children. They attend Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church. In his spare time, Dave enjoys golfing with his family and spending as much time outdoors as possible.
Gary Rzonca has been serving Love, INC, for the better part of 8 years, and joined the Board in May, 2016. He began volunteering his time to support our FurniShare ministry, and it was through this ministry that he came to understand the invisible need that exists all around us in our community. Compelled to share his gifts in more meaningful ways, Gary brings a strong passion for the Vision, Strategy, and Execution of our Mission, and to serve those around us with a humble and giving heart. He continues to be inspired by the relentless dedication of so many volunteers supporting Love, INC.
Gary resides in Chanhassen with his wife Janet, son Egan, and daughter Sydney. They are long-time parishioners of St. Hubert Catholic Church in Chanhassen. Gary is Vice President for North America and Latin America North for the Paper Solutions business of Henkel Technologies, with headquarters in Dusseldorf, Germany. He loves spending time with his family and friends, and looks forward to the sustainable impact he knows we can have on our community.
Russell St. John, Chair
Russ St John has served on the Love INC board for 5 years and as Board Chair since January, 2016. He serves for multiple civic and nonprofit organizations. He is a commissioner on the Chaska Human Rights Commission and Emeritus Board Member for the SWMetro Educational Foundation. He is the former CMO of Entrust Datacard and has a strong background in marketing, technology and business development. Russ resides in Chaska with his wife, Elaine. They have three adult children living in Mankato, Chaska and Richmond, VA. They are parishioners at St Victoria Catholic Parish, in Victoria. He enjoys bicycling, skeet & trap shooting, hiking and reading.
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