Pastor Eric Johnson, Board Chair
Pastor Eric Johnson was appointed to board in November of 2017 and was elected as board chair in February of 2018. He has a B.A. in Communication from Bowling Green State University and an M.Div from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Pastor Eric serves King of Kings Lutheran Church and also has a background in sales, management and financial services. Pastor Eric is active in the community through the Orion Area Chamber of Commerce and does consulting for leaders, businesses, non-profits, and churches.
Don Stevens, Director
Don was appointed to the board May of 2012 and has also served as Interim Chair. He has a Bachelor degree in Finance, a Master's degree in Business administration and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Don has a background in Banking, Auditing, Credit Collections, and Retail Management and has also had experience working with Salvation Army.
Deb Lasko, Secretary
Deb was appointed to the board of Directors June 2013. Deb is a current member of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Lake Orion and thoroughly enjoys her role as a Music Minister to the community. She came to Love INC as someone needing the spiritual guidance from the Transitions program during a difficult and lengthy transition between jobs. It was during this period that she realized just how God works through all of us that she became a volunteer receptionist at the Clearinghouse in order to assist "neighbors" through their own transition periods. Deb's Educational highlights include a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Oakland University and a recent certificate in Business Analysis from Global Information Technology. She has over 25 years in the Information Technology field, which includes retail and corporate software sales, marketing, training, software development and system administration. Deb is currently employed by General Motors.
Roberta (Bobbi) Patton, Treasurer
Bobbi was one of the original founders of Love INC of North Oakland County. She served on the board for seven years and was President for six of those years. She graduated from Wayne State with a B.A. in Economics, then worked in the banking industry until her retirement in 1995. Bobbi was widowed in 2001 and has one child. She attends St. Mary’s In the Hills Episcopal Church.
Jeanne Wojen, Vice-Chair
Jeanne was appointed to the board September of 2016. She belongs to LakePoint Community Church. She is a retired RN, having helped with patients’ physical, emotional and sometimes spiritual needs. She believes by serving on the Board, she can draw on her experiences to maintain valuable outreach.
Patrice Fredericks, Director
Patrice Fredericks joined the Board of Directors in March 2017. She has lived in Oakland County for 12 years and is married and has raised 2 children here. She is self employed and it is because of that, she seeks to help those who have fallen on difficult times. In her business, she meets hundreds of people a year, some very fortunate and some less fortunate. Those who are less fortunate have had an impact on her and inspired her to find an organization that can help. She believes Love In Name of Christ is that organization and looks forward to the positive impact that the Board can make on our community.
Matt Shell, Director
Matt was appointed to the board May of 2018. He has a Bachelor degree in Accountancy from Western Michigan University, a Master's degree in Taxation from Walsh College, a Juris Doctor degree from Michigan State University College of Law and an LLM degree in Taxation from Georgetown University. Matt is a licensed CPA and Attorney in the State of Michigan. Matt has extensive experience serving nonprofit clients and serving on committees and boards of several nonprofits. Matt is an active member of the Lake Orion community and attends Kensington Church.
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