dedicated to compassion, hope, restoration

MEET THE HOPE TEAM

Steve & April Swartz

Marriage Mentor

Steve & April Swartz married in 1977, and they have five grown children and five grandchildren. Steve attended Rosedale Bible Institute in Ohio and then spent 3 years teaching music in a private school setting in Goshen, Indiana.

Steve and April moved to Michigan where he served as pastor of a small congregation and then began a construction business. In the fall of 2003, Steve and April were exposed to “Biblical Concepts in Counseling” (now known as “Caring for the Heart Ministry”) and shortly thereafter founded Haven of Hope Ministries. Haven of Hope is an associated office of Caring for the Heart Ministry. They now work as a team in ministry, helping couples find compassion, hope & restoration.

Jim & Diane Adamson

Marriage Mentor, Connections Director, & Finance Secretary

Jim and Diane have been married since 2013.  In 2014, they felt called to mission work in Ghana, West Africa. For 6.5 years they served as the mission field directors overseeing a Bible seminary, local churches, and various evangelistic outreaches. Jim and Diane were first exposed to Haven of Hope Ministry when they held a Two Hearts, One Flame Marriage Retreat for their local Ghanaian church. Upon their return to the U.S. in 2020, their hearts were drawn to join Haven of Hope Ministry, where Jim and Diane are now serving as mentors showing the love of Jesus to hurting couples. Jim also serves as the Building Blocks for Relationship Follow-Up program director.

The Adamsons welcomed their little baby girl to this world in May of 2022!

Jim enjoys music, photography, and the great outdoors. Diane loves fellowship, travel, and a warm cup of tea.

Melissa Barker

Administrative Secretary

Melissa spent 13 years in the Advertising Department of Pensacola Christian College before she and her husband moved to Michigan in 2003 when he became pastor of Faith Bible Baptist Church.  She joined the HOH staff in 2012.

Melissa has been married to Bruce – her best friend – for 33 years.  They have three grown children, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and a handsome grandson who all bring her heart joy.

You will meet Melissa at the front desk of HOH. She is happy to answer your questions and show you the facility. You will experience her heart for ministry and her desire to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Meet the

HOPE BOARD MEMBERS

Bill & Kathy McGlone

Board President
Board Development Member

Chad & Stephanie Weldy

Treasurer
Board Member

Jeff & Meryl VanderWeide

Board Development Committee Chair
Board Development Member

Virgil & Dawn Stutzman

Board Development Member

Matt & Shelli Oesch

Vice President
Board Development Member

Lowayne & Phyllis Yoder

Board Member