Chuck Hahn (President) and his wife Judy moved to Grand Rapids from Midland, Michigan in 2007 upon his retirement from the position of Chief Tax Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, with degrees in economics, finance and law.
He first became involved with Servants Center as a volunteer, beginning in 2007 and continuing today. In 2010 he became President of the Board. “As a volunteer I get to see everyday the effect Servants Center has on the lives of its clients through housing, medical care, food and help with other needs. I get to know the clients and appreciate how wonderful and fascinating they are, but also see how many difficulties they face but cannot deal with alone. I can see what a difference being treated with dignity and respect makes, and with some I become a trusted friend. What a privilege!”
Chuck is active in other Urban Ministry activities, including heading the Urban Ministry team at Thornapple Evangelical Covenant church from 2007 to 2014. He also has a strong interest in housing, serving for many years as Treasurer and then President of Midland Area Homes, a non-profit housing repair agency in Midland.
Deb Borst (Vice President) has been a member of the Servant's Center Board for over 10 years and currently serves as Vice President. She is a graduate of Hope College. Deb and her husband, Rev. Richard Borst, served four churches in West Michigan before his death in 2003.
Deb worked for 23 years as Ministry Director at The Other Way Ministries, a community development organization on Grand Rapids' Westside. During her tenure at The Other Way, God enlarged her heart for the city and deepened her compassion for those who face the greatest challenges with the fewest resources. She is honored to be a part of supporting and championing the unique and vital mission of Servant's Center alongside their committed staff.
Recently retired, Deb is a member of Madison Square Church where she serves as a pastoral care elder. She also acts as an advocate and is studying to become a spiritual director. Deb has two adult children and one grandson.
Bob Stark is the President of Calder Investment Advisors, a Grand Rapids based Registered Investment Advisor.
Bob has been involved with several local not for profit organizations. He has been on the Feeding America West Michigan Board of Directors since 1988 and has served at its Treasurer and its President. In addition he has served on the Servants Center Board of Directors for many years. And is a past President of its board. Among his other not for profit board memberships are Broadway Grand Rapids and the Downtown Grand Rapids Rotary Club. He also mentors recent immigrants from Africa for Bethany Christian Services and for inner city high school seniors as a part of the Rotary STRIVE Program.
Dustin Keena (Treasurer) joined the Servants Center's Board in 2013 as Treasurer. During the past few years he has served as a leader in the Calvary Church High School Ministry and as a coach in various sports. He also serves in his community as a Director on the Board for Forest Hills Condominium Association, since 2010.
Dustin graduated from the Seidman School of Business at Grand Valley State University in 2008. Currently Dustin is an accountant at Herman Miller Inc., a global leader in furniture design and a major part of the West Michigan economy.
"What drew me to the Servants Center was the mission. Jesus spoke about helping the poor on a regular basis - so much that it is impossible to ignore. And to give and help with humility, and without pride. Servant Center is doing exactly that! Since I have a hard time carrying that out in practice (like many people), by joining the board I have been able to be a part of that mission."
Dick Jasinski (Secretary)
Dr. Mike Michelakis is a psychiatrist in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mercy Health St. Mary's Campus and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is one of 47 doctors at Mercy Health St. Mary's Campus and one of 82 at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services who specialize in Psychiatry.
Keith VanderWeele is a Senior Vice President for the West Michigan market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Bringing over 30 years of experience, Keith joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2002.
To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities he serves, Keith volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, most recently with The Servant Center (focused on reaching the mentally ill homeless population in West Michigan and also by providing ongoing support with dignity and Christ's love) and Streams of Hope (where he serves as Treasurer for this organization which is focused on building up healthy families, schools, and neighborhoods, leading to positive, sustainable change in our community, including a food pantry serving up to 500 families each month). He also has participated on several senior leadership employee focused groups within the Bank. Keith is also very active at his local church (Hillside Community Church) where he has taught Sunday School for over 15 years and has contributed on various finance related committees. Originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Keith graduated with a Business Administration degree from Calvin College. He currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and 3 children.
Marny Danz and her husband Tracy moved to Grand Rapids from Massachusetts in 2004. She is a graduate from North Park University in Chicago.
Marny recently retired from her position as Director of Ministry Teams at Thornapple Covenant Church. In that position she oversaw a number of different ministries including Mercy and Justice, Women, Seniors and Young Adults. While she enjoyed working in all of these areas, her passion was for the efforts of the Mercy and Justice team. She led a team of volunteers who together sought to reach beyond the church walls to minister in the urban Grand Rapids area as well as to help efforts of justice beyond the area. She is passionate about helping the “least of these” and hopes to be able to help Servants Center as they seek to reach out to the mentally ill homeless of Grand Rapids.
Marny and Tracy have two adult children, one in Durham, NC and the other in the Grand Rapids area.