About Us

Our mission is to build inclusive relationships in Christ for families and individuals with mild to moderate disabilities.

Our Vision

The vision for Compassionate Heart Ministry was conceived by its Executive Director, Donna Bunce. Donna watched her son with mild autism and cognitive impairments struggle with friendships, relationships and a lack of social opportunities. She dreamed of a place where people with disabilities would feel safe, valued and accepted. God gave her a call to make that vision a reality and in 2006 Compassionate Heart Ministry was born.

Our Staff

Donna Bunce

Executive Director
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Steve Lesky

Chief Operating Officer
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Caitlyn Kroll

Director of Volunteer Services
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Elly Espinoza

Finance Coordinator
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Karissa Klyn

Activities Coordinator
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Barb VanderPloeg

Administrative Assistant
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Becky Peterman

Food Coordinator
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Joan Swartzendruber

Floor Supervisor
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Kristi VanKlompenberg

Floor Supervisor
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Mackenzie Dykstra

Floor Staff
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Landen Koster

Floor Staff
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Amanda Clevenger

Floor Staff
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Abi Ediger

Floor Staff
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Leah Driesenga

Floor Assistant
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Emerson Kroll

Receptionist
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Hanna Lewis

Receptionist
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Board of Directors

Deb Feenstra

Board President

Beth Blanton

Board Vice President

Chelsea Brown

Board Secretary

Ryan Van Dam

Board Treasurer

Marc Clevenger

Director

Jaclyn Geerlings

Director

The Honorable Craig E. Bunce

Director

Stephanie Hoekstra

Director

Lisa VanDerKolk

Director