Manager of Operations
Renita was born in Ohio, but has spent most of her life as a Hoosier. She has served in a variety of businesses providing oversight in areas such as management, finance, event planning, and more. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, camping, and reading. Renita and her husband, Mike are actively involved at Christ’s Covenant Church. Her love for people is deep and she is excited to see how God will use her gifts to play a small part in the mission of Raise the Dough.
Employer: Grace College, Program Director & Instructor of Agricultural Business
Education: BS Management from Grace College. MBA from Grace College.
Tobe moved to Winona Lake, IN in 2001 from his hometown of Fremont, Ohio to attend Grace College. He met his wife Jaclyn on campus and they were married a week after graduation. They have three children and desire to teach them how to love others well, as they have been loved. As recipients of God’s grace, they were moved to launch this non-profit to help couples raise funds for adoption.
Employer: Silveus Insurance Group
Education: BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Interpersonal Relations – Ball State University
Brian has been married to Diane since 1989. They have four children; one son and three daughters and a grandson named Finley. He graduated from Ball State University in 1989 with a degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Interpersonal Relations. Brian has been a member of Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church for over a decade and currently serves on the Care Commission there. In addition, he teaches and is heavily involved in children’s ministries at the Church. Brian has served on several boards and was grateful for his time spent with the team at the Kosciusko County Right to Life, now North Central Indiana Right to Life.
Employers: Cable Bullet and Inglenook
Education: Bachelor of Ministry – Prairie Bible College, BA in Elementary Education – Grace College, MA in Intercultural Studies – Grace Seminary
Marla grew up in Vienna, Austria, and met her husband, Daniel, at Grace College. Daniel and Marla have lived in the Warsaw/Winona Lake area most of their married life where they own and operate two local businesses. During the process of adopting their daughter, Marla often thought how helpful it would be if there were an organization to assist families financially who are navigating this complicated and expensive process. She is excited to see Raise the Dough fill this need by supporting and encouraging others in their adoption journey.
Employer: Weed Environmental Services
Education: BS Management Grace College
A lifelong resident of Warsaw, Brandon recently left his career as a firefighter to run the family business with his wife, Angie. Brandon and Angie have been married over 22 years and have four children: Jacob, Wendy, Liza, and Yohannes. God led Brandon and Angie into being adoptive parents in 2014, a journey that has brought them great challenge but even greater joy. Brandon is actively involved at Warsaw Community church where he has played drums on the praise team since 1997, and also joined the Elder board two years ago. He is also currently on the Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory Board. In his spare time Brandon loves being in the Rocky Mountains with his family.
Employer: Bluffton University, Vice President of Fiscal Affairs
Education: Grace College BS Accounting and Business Administration; Indiana Wesleyan MBA
Art has an extensive career in the financial sector, working within the orthopaedic industry, for the church, and at higher education institutions across the Midwest. He married his college sweetheart, Stephanie, and they have 6 children with another one expected this year. They have a passion to see children raised in homes with loving parents. The mission of this organization propels Art to work so faithfully so as to see that no child is without a parent.