Board of Directors

Rene Brehm

Bio coming soon.

 

 

 

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

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.

 

 

Lynn Lewis, MWS – Executive Branch Director / Upper Midwest Regional Director for Bethany Christian Services

Lynn provides oversight for the Bethany Christian Services operations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Her work at Bethany exemplifies her commitment to ensure that children have the resources and supports needed to live in safe and loving homes. Her teams at Bethany facilitate domestic and international adoption, foster care services, pregnancy counseling, and therapeutic family services. She previously worked at Hennepin County as an area manager for Child Protection Services for more than 10 years. Prior to her time at Hennepin, Lynn served as the senior director of community services for the Professional Association of Treatment Homes, which included foster parent education, federal projects, and youth transition programming. She has also served as the director of family services at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Lynn has an undergraduate degree in business and computer technology, from Cameron University, a master’s degree in social work from Augsburg, and she completed Ph.D. coursework at the University of Minnesota. Lynn is happily married and the proud mother of two children and one granddaughter.

Troy Noor, Treasurer

Troy has been involved with Love INC for five years through the Backpack Giveback and Grab & 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 Directors of Love INC in March 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 Plato on a small hobby farm and enjoys boating, fishing, and camping with his wife Stacey and their eight children.

 

Dave Ruegg, Vice Chair

b-19250Dave 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

businessphoto1-high-resolution-6-2012Gary 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.

 

Pastor Kevin Sharpe

Photo and Bio coming soon.

 

Russell St. John, Chair

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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.

 

Jordan Zahrte, Secretary

Jordan is new to the Love INC family, but has been involved in the Eastern Carver County community for many years and is excited to begin serving with Love INC.  Jordan works for the Eastern Carver County School District in Community Education.  She lives in Chanhassen with her husband, Tim and their dog, Blue.  They are members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Excelsior.  In her spare time, Jordan likes to go to movies, read, be outside and spend time with family and friends.

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? Complete our Board of Director’s Candidate Application.