HABITAT FOR MISSIONS

OFFICERS

  • REV. wayne richards, McCordsville, indiana

    Chief Executive Officer

    Wayne began serving as HFM’s chief executive officer in January 2022 after five years as director of operations. “I love the opportunity to dream big dreams about how God will use HFM in the future to raise financial support for His work around the world,” he says. Before joining HFM, Wayne served for 20 years in denominational leadership roles for the Wesleyan Church. Previously, he was a youth pastor, senior pastor and staff pastor for 15 years.

  • rev. WILLIAM Foster, Spring Hill, Florida

    HFM Founder

    After 31 years as a missionary in Australia, Bill co-founded HFM in 2005 with his wife Daphne while they served as missionaries in residence at Indiana Wesleyan University. "As recruiters and mentors of future missionaries, we saw flipping houses as a way to assist them in their funding," he says. Bill now relishes the opportunity to provide financially through HFM for others who serve overseas.

  • Gary Crandall, Bronson, Michigan

    Co-Chief Financial officer

    Gary, who was seeking a means to use his skills in retirement to further the spread of the gospel, joined the HFM board in 2014 and has served as co-chief financial officer with his wife Kathy since 2015. A public school business manager for 41 years, Gary retired in 2015. He and Kathy serve at Lockwood Community Church as marriage mentors and members of the global missions team. 

  • kathy crandall, Bronson, Michigan

    Co-Chief Financial Officer

    While working on an HFM project, Kathy was impressed with the financial support HFM provides to missionaries. She joined the HFM board in 2014 and has served with her husband Gary as co-chief financial officer since 2015. A public school administrative assistant for more than 25 years, Kathy retired in 2015.  She serves with Gary as a marriage mentor and global missions team member at their church. 

HABITAT FOR MISSIONS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

  • RANDALL JOHNSON, HOLLAND, MICHIGAN

    CHAIRMAN

    "As a professional fundraiser, I know how difficult it is to raise funds, so I was eager to engage with this unique model for generating missionary support," Randy says. "I am blessed to lead a board whose members are committed to harmonizing their talents to serve God's kingdom." Randy is retired as executive director of Pine Rest Foundation and earlier was a psychologist for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services.

  • DARLENE MURRAY, HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK

    VICE CHAIRMAN

    Darlene has been a professional in design and construction management for 16 years. "With a son who leads a fledgling missions organization, my husband Bob and I understand the need for new ways to raise missions support," she says. "After working with HFM on two successful projects, we welcomed the opportunity to serve in a new capacity as HFM board members."

  • BOB HARRIS, HUNTLEY, ILLINOIS

    SECRETARY

    Bob joined the HFM board in 2007.  "I became involved with HFM because it creates a new revenue stream for missions support at a time when raising funds through the traditional donation channel is becoming increasingly difficult," he says. A public relations professional for more than 25 years, Bob retired in 2014. He serves as a deacon at the Marengo, IL campus of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church.

  • TERRY JOLDERSMA, grand rapids, mICHIGAN

    TRUSTEE

    Since coming to the Lord in 1985, Terry has been passionate about spreading the gospel worldwide. "When I heard that HFM shares that desire, I was drawn to the heart of this ministry," he says.  After selling his retail automotive business, Terry worked for a non-profit in fund development. He and his wife Nancy also have experience in flipping houses.

  • BOB MURRAY, HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK

    TRUSTEE

    A veteran of the construction industry, Bob currently works for Gilbane Building Company. He and his wife Darlene joined the HFM board in 2014 after leading two successful HFM renovation projects in New York State. "Working with HFM gave me an opportunity to use my skills to help advance the kingdom of God by raising support for missionaries, including our son Matt," he says.

  • lee phillabaum, McCordsville, INdiana

    TRUSTEE

    Lee is a certified real estate broker and realtor and a co-founder of Sovereign Property Investments, LLC, a real estate investment business. He also works in business development at Ethiosity Property Management. “I admire HFM’s creative solution for raising money to support missions work,” he says. Lee and his wife are active in small group leadership at Brookville Road Community Church in New Palestine, IN. 

  • Jordan Scott, CPAmccordsville, INdiana

    Trustee

    Jordan joined the HFM board in 2020. "I am so excited to contribute to an organization that raises money for missions through real estate investments," he says. Jordan is the co-founder of Sovereign Property Investments, LLC, a real estate investment business and also is Lead Senior Financial Analyst at Indiana University Health. He and his wife serve on the worship team at Harvest Wesleyan Church in Greenfield, IN.

  • STEVE SMITH, SOUTH BEND, INDIANA

    Trustee

    A real estate professional since 2005, Steve is the owner and managing broker of Irish Realty in South Bend, IN. “God’s calling on my life is to be a steward of housing in the business world, and serving with HFM enables me to use my experience in all aspects of real estate to add value to HFM’s efforts,” he says.  Steve is active in numerous philanthropic and business organizations.

  • Ron Vanderveen, Holland, Michigan

    Trustee

    Ron is a partner in the law firm of Cunningham Dalman, PC. Ron’s practice spans 40 years in municipal, real estate, finance and church law. He is currently appointed as the City Attorney for Holland, Michigan. Ron chairs the finance committee and serves in middle school youth ministries at Central Wesleyan Church of Holland. “I am eager to use my legal and administrative skills to further HFM’s creative fund raising mission,” he says.

HABITAT FOR MISSIONS

HONORARY BOARD


  • Dr. Craig Dunn

    Director, Wesleyan Investment Foundation


  • DR. jo anne lyon

    general superintendent emerita and ambassador

    of the wesleyan church