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Established in 1986, The Hope Center is an outreach ministry of WELS United located on the campus of St Matthew Lutheran Church in downtown Appleton, WI. The center is a non-profit, volunteer agency financially supported by members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We provide a loving and supportive place for families in the community by enriching the lives of clients physically, emotionally and spiritually.

We are a Christian-based group, but are here to serve people in the community with any religious background.

Board of Directors
Shane Herron, Chairman - Bethany
Paul Phillips, Vice-Chairman - St Peter
Dione Gagnow, Financial Director - Immanuel, Greenville
Mike King, Secretary - Eternal Love
Pastor Dave Backus, Spiritual Oversight - Eternal Love
Pastor Jon Kuske, Spiritual Oversight - St Matthew
vacant, Member at Large

Leadership Team
Kara Witthuhn, Client Services Director - Eternal Love
Jen Grady, Volunteer Coordinator - Bethel
Janet Meyer, Supplies Coordinator - St Matthew
Susan Gomoll, Diaper Bank Coordinator - Eternal Love

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