Board and Staff


Lyn Hildenbrand, Executive Director
Jim Ardis, Dinner Coordinator
Marianne Bach, Office Manager
Ed Kowach, Dinner Cook & Security
Moses Cook, Security
Angela Wright, Program & Volunteer Manager
Steve Beste, Operations Manager
Natalee Kashou, Breakfast Program Coordinator & Communications Manager
Great Lakes Security, Breakfast Security


Guillermo Gutierrez, President
Nicole Hermann, Vice President
Mark Hohensee, Treasurer
Jim Leurquin, Secretary
Cindy Berndt
Maggie Broeren
Joe Bruno
Jeremy Gilbert
Joe Graf
John Hickey
Shane Morrison
Harry Moseley
Rhonda Taylor-Parris
Mary Thickens
Teresa Trostmiller

“The cooking experience from the start was a positive one and I am inspired by the concern, empathy, and passion demonstrated by so many of the Gathering’s volunteers and staff.”
— Cindy Berndt, Board Member

Gathering Board Emeritus

Mitzi Roy
Margaret Schumacher
Carl Templer
Mel Johnson

“The meal is just a small part of the Gathering. It’s hope, worthiness and appreciation of the people.”
— Moses Cook, Security