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

Director of Finance & Support Services

Shawn Hayford

Rapid City Director of Operations

Jacob Holle

Connection Center Director

Chandler Christians

Stuff Management Coordinator

Dr. Bill Meirose
Hometown Director





Jordan Schneider

Thrive Retail Ministry Manager

Position Open

Volunteer Coordinator

Position Open

Life INC Director
JJ Dusing

Life INC Coordinator/Media

Destri Diehl

Rise Retail Ministry Manager




Nancy Sprynczynatyk

Sturgis Life INC Coordinator

Board of Directors

Pete Jensen
Board Member

Realtor, Kahler Team
Keller Williams Real Estate

Mary Hensley
Board member

Hensley Property Mgmt

Kim Reed

Retired VP & CPO,

Craig Moore

Vice President

Head Pastor at First Assembly of God Church

Donna Larson
Board Member
Hollie Strand

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

Rich Kinzley

Board Member

Retired CFO Black Hills Energy

Frances Becker

Attorney/Trust Officer,
South Dakota Trust Company

Natalie Cutler
Board Member
Physical Therapist
Deb Holland
Board Member

City of Sturgis Director of Communications


Josh Bybee

Board Member

Inside Sales Agent, Kahler Team

Keller Williams