Our mission

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

Our Purpose
Our purpose is to walk alongside people on their journey to wholeness through mutual service, education, friendship, and prayer.
Our Vision
Our vision is to see people thriving in healthy relationships where they know their value, purpose and place in Christ and our community.
Our Values
Because of God’s love, our organization, our activities and our relationships will demonstrate:
  • You are loved
  • You belong
  • You have choices
  • You have something to offer

We carry out our mission by mobilizing local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Here’s why that works:

Without Love INC
Churches serve their communities in different ways. One area may have a financial literacy program, while another has housing assistance. Yet, when care is not coordinated, needs can be overlooked or duplicated, and people are not served in a holistic manner.

With Love INC

Love INC fosters collaboration and organizes holistic care to help churches serve their neighbors through resources and relationships. By networking churches together, each church is able to lean into their strengths, knowing that their neighbors will be cared for by the body of Christ within their community.

Our Partner Churches

Christian churches from across at least six denominations partner together to form a Love INC. Within these partnerships, Love INC serves as the scaffolding upon which greater growth is possible. However, it is the Christians in these churches who model Christ’s love and answer God’s call to serve. Working together as the body of Christ, we can best love and serve our community.

Our Staff

John Ligtenberg
Executive Director
Sheryl Hatch
Operations Manager
Shawn Hayford
Maximizer of People and Processes
Connections Center Coordinator
Nano Shamala

Furniture Ministry Coordinator

Dr. Bill Meirose
Hometown Director
Kole Wagner
Thrive Retail Associate
Shelbie Unrein
Administrative Coordinator
Scott Martin
Life INC Director
JJ Dusing
Life INC Assistant
Sturgis Love INC Director
Becky Meisner
Sturgis Connections Center Coordinator

Board of Directors

Pete Jensen

Realtor, Kahler Team
Keller Williams Real Estate

Mary Hensley
Vice President

Hensley Property Mgmt

Kim Reed


Jonathan McCoy

Costello Porter Law Office

Donna Larson
Board Member
Hollie Strand
Board Member

Computer Forensic Examiner,
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Pennington County Sheriff’s Office

Michael Keegan
Board Member

Development Officer,
SD Mines Foundation

Frances Becker
Board Member

Attorney/Trust Officer,
South Dakota Trust Company

Dan Satterfield
Board Member

Creative Director,
Projex Branding & Devl.

Natalie Cutler
Board Member
Physical Therapist
Deb Holland
Board Member