How to Get Help
P.O. Box 2141 • Merced CA 95344 Help Line: 209.383.1265 ext 100
Help Line: (209) 383-1265, ext. 150
Business Line: (209) 383-7034
Fax Line: 209-421-0627
Love Plus Program: (209) 383-7034, ext. 130
Find out how to get in touch with Love INC of Greater Merced.
Click name of member for bio.
Annette Macias | Executive Director
Annette is honored and excited to be a part of the Love INC ministry. She is an active member of Yosemite Church and has enjoyed being one of the worship leaders there for several years. Being a part of the Christian community for over thirty years has allowed her to develop connections and relationships of
which she is delighted to bring to this ministry as your Executive
Director. Along with her husband, Rick, they had the privilege of owning Christian Connection Bookstore for sixteen years. We were grateful to continue this ministry through Hope Christian Stores for six years where she was manager.
"We serve a God who asks us to love both in word and deed. We are not just meeting the physical needs, but we are here to meet spiritual needs as well. We are sent out to bring hope and Love in the name of Christ."
Hub Walsh | Board President
Hub Walsh is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Love Inc Board. Hub’s volunteering with Love Inc Board and furniture ministry is because of his support of the church ‘s service to the less fortunate of our community. Hub was raised in a christian family who were active in church. Hub's father was in the US Air Force and thus moved often. Hub has been married to Rita Arzamendi Walsh for forty three years. Rita is presently a kindergarten teacher. Hub is a father of two and grandparent of three. Hub and Rita are actively engaged in their church, Creekside Evangelical Free, as well as supporters of a variety of faith based community organizations.
Hubert (Hub) Walsh is a presently a partner of Walsh Cassady, & Walsh , a consulting firm focusing on organizational and community solutions in an ever changing world. He spent 43 years in community service in Merced and Madera Counties. He was Director of Madera County Social Services for almost a decade, and had 25+ years of service with Merced County Human Services. Additionally, Hub Walsh has almost two decades of elected government service in Merced. He was the City of Merced Mayor and City Council member, as well as Merced County Supervisor, District 2.
Kathy Wyman | Board Secretary
Kathy was born and raised in Merced. Her family left for a few years because her father was in the Air Force. They lived in Hawaii and New Jersey. She had one son, Kristopher. She now has fur babies, 2 dogs and 4 cats. She retired from Merced County Office of Education in 2012.
She attends Yosemite Church and she was re-baptized as an adult. She currently is one of the Yosemite Church’s Grief Share leaders and she also is part of Yosemite Church’s Crisis to Community group. Kathy also participates in the Yosemite Church Food Pantry.
Kathy started volunteering at Love INC in the spring of 2017 and is one of the leaders in the Love Plus classes that Love INC offers. She is also a Love INC board member. She states, “I am very honored to be a Love INC volunteer. Love INC does so much for the people in our community. I also strongly believe in the Love Plus program, which assists people to become productive and caring individuals.”
Eric Swensen | Board Treasurer
Eric is returning for his third term on the Love Inc. Board this time as Treasurer. Eric previously served as Treasurer and Vice President of Love Inc. Merced. During his last term on the Board he helped develop the Love Plus Program and organize he western regional Love Inc. conference.
He currently sits on the board of Outreach India USA which reaches out to the Sikh community near
Livingston. Previously Eric served on the Boards of New Hope Merced (an outreach program to former
gang members) and the Merced Salvation Army. Eric currently is a member at Gateway Community
Church in Merced and previously attended Peninsula Bible Church, the Evangelical Free Church, and
Yosemite Church. He has been married to his wonder wife Diane for 38 years and has 2 adult children
and 3 grandchildren all living in Merced. Eric has a passion for working on life transformation in
believer’s lives and strongly supports and practices mentoring. Monday mornings at 6:30 AM you will
find Eric at Paul’s Place participating in Sunrise Toastmasters.
Joel Schaap | Board Member
My name is Joel Schaap and I love Merced. As a former pastor and now small business owner, Black Sheep MArketing, I am passionate about helping everyone in Merced thrive. No city is perfect, but at Love Inc we have the chance to gather people from all walks of life and shape the future for those in need. Sherry Schaap, Joel's wife, is a worship leader at Gateway Church.
Sheila Quall | Board Member
Sheila was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Maryland. She accepted Christ as her savior while in her sophomore year at the university of Maryland, and was active in Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship. She met her husband Bob during her senior year when he was working in Virginia. The later moved to Santa Barbra where she received her teaching credential.
They moved to Merced in 1970, and she stayed home to raise a family of three children. She then returned to teaching for 20 years, working in special education. She is volunteer tutor for adult literacy program at the Merced County Library, at CASA, and a mentor for the Fresno Pacific University special-education credential program. She and Bob are active at Central Presbyterian Church, and have led medical mission trips to Kenya and other African countries every two years since 1994.
Sheila and Bob have been married for 53 years, and enjoy spending time with their families, including seven grandchildren. They love to travel whenever possible.
Sheila looks forward to being a part of Love INC's mission to share the love of Jesus and practical and meaningful ways that enable people to make positive life changes and grow deeper in the knowledge and experience of God.
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