Helping churches help people in need!

About Love In the Name of Christ

Love INC's mission statement is: 

      "To mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ".


We offer help in many areas to people who need the help in order to help themselves. Some of those services are:

  • Rides to and from appointments
  • Financial assistance with past due bills
  • Supplying emergency and other pertinent phone numbers
  • Connecting clients with a church and/or a pastor for guidance

Our service area follows the border of the Gowanda Central School District. We serve residents in the Town of Perrysburg, the Town of Dayton, the Town of Persia, the Village of Gowanda, the Town of Collins and the Hamlet of Collins Center. If you live outside the GCS district, we still invite you to call us, as we still may be able to provide services, or put you on the right path for services in your area.


Meet our Staff

Barb Wilkins: Executive Director

Meribeth Ziemer: Office Manager

Board of Directors

John Dedloff: President

Karen McAndrew:Vice President

Sandy Phillips: Treasurer

Bob Ciminesi: Secretary

Marge Annarino: Board Member

Sue Ashby: Board Member

Sally Busekist: Ex-Officio Board Member

Lori Crassi: Board Member

Pastor Travis Grubbs: Board Member

Pastor Jim Hall: Board Member

Kyle Steever: Board Member