Rick Imel – President of the Board
I have been in the financial services industry for over 40 years and currently work as a securities compliance consultant for Lincoln Financial Group. I’ve been blessed to be able to be a part of our church’s (Aboite Lutheran) involvement with HFD for over 14 years (we call it Mission Kenya). I’ve also been blessed to have been able to travel to Kisumu, Kenya on a couple mission trips in 2004 and 2009 (I’m hopeful to make another mission trip very soon). I agreed to join the board because I wanted to be more involved in helping raise awareness and increase support for the overall mission of HFD.
Heidi Askren – Vice President
Occupation: Clinical Lab Scientist
I have been involved with HFD for approximately 10 years. A mission trip to Kisumu, Kenya solidified my committment to these orphans and widows. I am excited to be a part of this organization and look forward to seeing how God uses this servant in order to help provide assistance to His people.
Dianne Moellering – Treasurer
I look forward to serving on the board. It is an opportunity to bring more people to Christ while helping them receive some of the physical necessities of life. After having met Pastor Omolo and having heard his selfless passion for ministry with the orphans and widows, I am drawn to support those efforts.
Monica VanOosterhout- Project Manager
This is a project that is close to my heart and I am happy to be part of it. I have been with this organization since 2007 and through it, I have seen many children get access to education as well as God’s word. May the Lord continue to bless everyone who is part of this great mission to bring hope to orphans.
Alicia Herman – Secretary
Alicia Herman is a Hoosier by birth who spent nine years as an Active Duty Army officer living the dream and traveling the world where she learned to appreciate the wonderful diversity of human cultures before she voluntarily became a Hoosier again to spend more time with family. She earned a MSW from the University of Michigan with a focus in Management of Health and Human Services and was overjoyed to have a faithful, physical LCMS church to belong to again. She was drawn to Hope for the Destitute’s mission because of its strong emphasis on providing children and families with the tools they need to improve their lives in the direction of their choosing and its acknowledgment that the spiritual life of an individual has a lasting impact on their future. Alicia loves cats, helping people solve problems, and her adorable nephews, although maybe not in that order.