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Staff and Key Volunteers

Pat McMurry, Love INC Enterprises Director

Pat is co-founder of Love INC and served as Board Chair from 2007-2016.  Pat has worked encouraging pastor and city-wide relationships since the 1990's.  His work includes, March for Jesus, House of the Lord Ministries, K-life, Pentecost Sunday Service, Columbia Area Pastor's Fellowship, Trinity Ministries.  He owns MPH LLC, a commercial interior finish company founded in 1975.  Pat is married to Monica McMurry, Dean of the Stephens College School of Design and Fashion.  They have six children ages 30-13 years and three grandchildren.

 

 Jane Williams, MSW, Co-Founder and Program Director

Jane is a long time social worker and community activist.  Prior to development of Love INC, she co-founded Granny's House and Center for Women's Ministries.  Jane is field instructor for the MU School of Social Work and benevolence director at her church.  She has been a foster parent and active  in prison ministry.

 

 

Aaron Harris, Operations Director

Aaron graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Accounting. Prior to joining Love INC in May 2015, he spent 12 years as an accountant for various companies in St. Louis, New York City, and Columbia. He and his wife have been foster parents and have adopted four children fostered in their home. They love children and love serving families. He is an active member in his church.

 

 

Julie Walker, Extra Mile Homes Coordinator

Julie Walker has joined the Love INC staff as our new Case Management Specialist. Julie has been actively volunteering with us for the past year as an Extra Mile Coach and Board of Directors Advisor. Prior to moving to Columbia two years ago, she was a member of the Cape Girardeau Love INC Board of Directors and assisted with fundraising and client intake assessments. Julie has a Masters in Educational Processes and was a long time teacher and specialist with gifted children. She has been a foster parent and volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care. Julie has a long history of active service in the United Methodist Church where she has served as a worship leader, choir director, and lay speaker. She and her husband, Dave, have three adult children and two grandchildren.

 

 Kelly Van Doren

Kelli is our new Extra Mile Coordinator. She is passionate about budgeting and enjoys helping others experience the joy of financial freedom.  Kelli graduated from the University of Illinois in Metallurgical Engineering, but chose a more people oriented job with Youth for Christ after graduation.  She home schooled her children for many years.  This last year she became a certified life coach and began volunteering as an Extra Mile coach. Her husband Steve is a biochemistry professor at Mizzou.  They are active at the International Community Church and they have three adult daughters and a teenage son. Her hobbies are talking and praying with people, reading and going for walks.

 

Mary Wardenburg, Office Manager

Mary joined the Love INC staff in 2011 as office manager.  She completes the office staff with her skills and office and computer management.  Her background includes computer programming, database design and development, and administrative assistant.   Mary has three children and six grandchildren, and one great grandson.

 

 

Sherri Hockett

 Sherri Hockett,The Love Seat Resale Store Manager 

Sherri and her husband, Dave,  were long time owners of the successful local business IB Nuts and Fruits Too.  They are active members in their local church and in area youth ministry.  They have a wonderful ministry of hospitality both at their home and atThe Love Seat.

 

 

 

 Carol Paten, The Love Seat Furniture Ministry Manager

Carol is a long-time volunteer.  She, along with her husband Bill have provided leadership for Love INC furniture's ministry since it's inception.  Carol is a tireless volunteer who gives her time sacrificially to Love INC, Network for Life, and her local church Forum Boulevard Christian Church.

 

 

 

 Anna Jayamanne

Anna is our new Clearinghouse Coordinator and serves as our chief connector. She receives all requests for our services and furniture donation pick up. She also oversees our social media.  Additionally,  she is our resource librarian of manages  120 informational handouts and packets that offer answers to the most frequently asked questions by those in need.   Anna has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Missouri and has experience in working in several local non-profits. Anna and her husband AJ are both Columbia natives and active members at City of Hope church.  They enjoy rock climbing and hiking.  

 

 

Cynde Patrick

Cynde is one of our two Service Coordinators who works with those seeking assistance through Love INC. She listens, helps create action plans and partners to achieve desired goals. Cynde has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri and is an experienced case manager.   Cynde has the joy of visiting a number of churches as her husband Lance is a seminarian and provides pulpit supply.  Cynde grew up in Oregon but made her way to the Midwest via a softball scholarship.  She is still active in sports and enjoys her guinea pig Henry.