Speaker Date Topic
Chris Russell - Board Member, Destiny Rescue Oct 03, 2022 12:00 PM
Journey to Freedom—Rescuing Children from Sex Trafficking
Journey to Freedom—Rescuing Children from Sex Trafficking

Please welcome Chris Russel, board member of Destiny Rescue, an international, Christian based, nonprofit dedicated to rescuing children out of sex trafficking and exploitation and helping them stay free. 

About Chris: 

Chris Russell joined the Destiny Rescue Board of Directors in June 2017.  He has been a pastor for 18 years and was the Lead Pastor at Community Church of Waterford in Goshen, IN.  His experience and passion give the Board insight into how to reach and engage the American church in the mission of Destiny Rescue. “When it comes to fighting for justice for the orphan and fighting against human trafficking, the American church cannot take a back seat on this issue. It’s too important, we have to step up and do our part.”

As a former pastor, Chris’ greatest joy comes from helping people connect with God’s purpose and plan for their lives.  “For a pastor there’s nothing better than when you see people have these ‘AHA’ moments where those things that matter the most and are the nearest and dearest to the heart of God also become the same things that are the nearest and dearest to their hearts.  It just doesn’t get any better than that.”

This will be a hybrid meeting - - you can attend in-person at Matterhorn Conference Center or virtually on Zoom at noon: 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9601448006?pwd=WGhWc3h5MDByVlRORGcyYnN2WjROUT09
Meeting ID: 960 144 8006
Passcode: 1917 

See you there!

 

John Riddle, Chief Oct 10, 2022 12:00 PM
Concord Community Schools Police Department

Please welcome John Riddle, Chief of the Concord Schools Police Department. Riddle joined Concord in August of 2021 from South Bend Police Department where he served 29 years in a variety of capacities. He will began his new role in May of 2022.

“Officer Riddle joined us at the beginning of the school year and from day one, it was clear that he had a deep understanding of the importance of building relationships with students and staff to ensure the safety of all,” Superintendent Dan Funston said. “His many years of experience have prepared him for this opportunity and we look forward to seeing his leadership in action.”

This will be a hybrid meeting - - you can attend in-person at Matterhorn Conference Center or virtually on Zoom at noon: 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9601448006?pwd=WGhWc3h5MDByVlRORGcyYnN2WjROUT09
Meeting ID: 960 144 8006
Passcode: 1917 

See you there!

TBA - Service Project with Lunch Oct 17, 2022 12:00 PM
Kady Dunlap Oct 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Starfish Project
Starfish Project
Fifth Monday Fun Day Oct 31, 2022
To Be Announced

No regular meeting today, but there will be a gathering of some sort; stay tuned!

DATE TBD- Ray Caldwell, CFEC Assoc. Prog. Officer Nov 07, 2022 12:00 PM
The Community Foundation's Mobility Master Plan Project for Elkhart County.
The Community Foundation's Mobility Master Plan Project for Elkhart County.

Please welcome Ray Caldwell, Associate Program Officer for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, sharing information about the Mobility Master Plan Project for Elkhart County.

About the Community Foundation of Elkhart County: 
We are part of the unfolding story of generosity in Elkhart County.
We believe the Community Foundation resembles the unique traits of the distinctive ginkgo tree. The ginkgo has a strong root system and resembles strength and hope to those who recognize it – inspiring good. Its leaves have been used for remedies, just as the Community Foundation strives to support nonprofits and various endeavors that improve the health of our community, our businesses, and our people – impacting success. 

MISSION: To improve the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.
VALUES: The Community Foundation is committed to the following as essential to our effectiveness. We aspire to reflect the following values as we serve the community:

  • Integrity: An abiding pledge to honesty, professionalism, humility, and respect.
  • Inclusion: We seek and elevate diverse voices. We are most impactful when our organization and deliberations include people from varied backgrounds, opinions, and perspectives.
  • Excellence: In our every endeavor.
  • Collaboration: We believe in teamwork, both internally and externally. We desire to be trusted partners with community members, civic leaders, and not-for-profit organizations to provide high-impact programs and services benefitting the broadest possible constituency.

About Ray:
Ray Caldwell is Associate Program Officer for the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.  As a program officer, he supports the placemaking process to make Elkhart County a better place to live, work and play. His areas of focus are vibrant downtowns, parks, and trails. Ray joined the Community Foundation in summer 2020. He has both a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bethel University in Mishawaka and master’s degree in educational leadership from American College of Education. He was a teacher and administrator for 15 years. He and his wife Aliya have two children. He is a musician at heart and enjoys creating and playing music. You could say that creating, recording and producing music is his jam. Ray’s superpower is being a jack of all trades.

This will be a hybrid meeting - - you can attend in-person at Matterhorn Conference Center or virtually on Zoom at noon: 

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9601448006?pwd=WGhWc3h5MDByVlRORGcyYnN2WjROUT09
Meeting ID: 960 144 8006
Passcode: 1917