Helping churches help people in need!

About Love In the Name of Christ

Gowanda Love In the Name of Christ seeks to empower people by investing in their lives through caring. We build sustained relationships that encourage change and learning. We help our community with necessary food, clothing, transportation, and more when it is a struggle to do it on their own. We will also connect people in need with ministries from our local Churches to help with guidance in finding and maintaining a relationship with Christ. 

Our mission

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



Meet our Staff

Melaina Thompson: Executive Director

James Sanderson: Care Coordinator 

Meribeth Ziemer: Office Manager

2nd Chance Clothing & More

Danielle Fial: Director

Board Of Directors

Robert Ciminesi: President

Karen McAndrew:Vice President

Sandy Phillips: Treasurer

Kathy Camp: Secretary

Sally Busekist: Bookkeeper

Lori Crassi: Board Member

Pastor Travis Grubbs: Board Member

Pastor Jim Hall: Board Member

Peter Johnson: Board Member