Staff

Rachel Lebus

Rachel 

Email: rachell@heightsofhope.org

Mandy Bullers - Hutcheson

Mandy is passionate about drawing people into community. In 2006, she moved to this neighborhood reluctantly, but soon learned the power of asset based community development first hand and joined the HOH staff. She's the coordinator of the Christmas Store and heads up the Circles program. She lives with her husband Tim, and their three children: Alexis, Zach, and Luke. 

Email: mandyb@heightsofhope.org

Laura Minkus

Laura moved to our neighborhood in 2006 and has called it home ever since. She heads up our mentoring program, Brain Boost, and Explosion. Her love of spreadsheets and to do lists keeps us organized, but she also loves to be active and create shared experiences. Her husband, Jeff, and dog, Wally, are also committed neighbors and top-notch volunteers!

Email: lauram@heightsofhope.org

Priscilla Lopez

Priscilla is a go getter who is passionate about empowering people to find their niche and recognize their gifts! She's always finding ways to grow in her faith and learn new skills, and she enjoys collaborating with and learning from other organizations. You'll often find Priscilla at the Community Center working with neighbors to plan activities or deliver welcome bags, and it's helpful that she lives right next door! There's a good chance you'll also meet her three sons if you hang around long enough. They love to attend and help out at activities in the neighborhood. 

 Email: priscillal@heightsofhope.org

Ron Alberts

When Ron isn't busy at the East Side Food Pantry, he's spending time visiting neighbors. Although he and his wife Jane live on the other side of Holland, he seems to know the entire neighborhood and always has time for people. If you can't find him around here, check his other favorite place, Reader's World, where his love of learning and supporting local businesses intersect. 

Email: rona@heightsofhope.org

Stephanie Ivery

Stephanie's excitement and joy naturally draw people into community, which is handy because she lives right above the Community Center and her and her boys are involved in so much that's going on here! Stephanie has had a variety of roles at Heights of Hope, but these days she serves as our Community Center landscaper, doing all of our lawn care and snow removal. 

 Email: stephanie.ivery89@gmail.com