Board and Staff


Virginia Schrag, 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
Lynette Lane, Breakfast Cook
Great Lakes Security, Breakfast Security

“In this work, I know that every day we are making a positive difference in someone’s life.”
— Virginia Schrag, Executive Director


Harry Moseley, President
Guillermo Gutierrez, Vice President
Nancy Kiernan, Treasurer
Jim Leurquin, Secretary
Cindy Berndt
Maggie Broeren
Joe Bruno
Jeremy Gilbert
Joe Graf
Bob Heindl
Nicole Hermann
Mark Hohensee
Shane Morrison
Rhonda Taylor-Parris
Mary Thickens
Laura Thurow
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

Mel Johnson
Mitzi Roy
Margaret Schumacher
Carl Templer

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