Find out about the people behind Love INC of Greater Merced.
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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."
Julie Belloli | Clearinghouse Coordinator
Julie has two grown daughters and a grandson. She has attended Yosemite Church for the past 11 years, volunteering and having the privilege to work in Care Ministry. During this time God has grown her heart and opened her eyes to the needs of others around the local community. Being a lifelong resident of Merced she has seen many changes in our city with the needs of the population increasing. "I am excited to come on board as a part of the Love INC team and to continue serving those in the community in a new capacity."
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.”
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.
Manny Souza | Board Member
Manny Souza a sinner saved by The Grace of God thru the blood of Jesus ! Thankful to be able to share the saving knowledge of Jesus to the greater Merced Area thru serving on the board of Love inc ! ShAring the blessings God has trusted to me in the Hope that my neighbors may see and experience the same Salvation that God has given to me ! I Am excited to Be a small part of Godâ€™s work in merced as we work to build and exhort the work of the local churches
Rob Mansfield | Board Member
In January 2017, Rob answered Jesus's call. With renewed and restored hope, faith, and love in Jesus. He is on staff at Gateway Church as the Connections Coordinator. He is found weekly at the homeless shower ministry, preaching the gospel through labor and emotional comfort.
Rob and Rosie Mansfield have been married since 2001. They met and married in Mexico City and lived there for five years before coming to California. They can be found throughout Merced walking and enjoying time with their ESA fur babies, Karmito & Chiquita, in their free time.
Rob looks forward to sharing all that Jesus is to those in darkness. Looking for those who desire change and helping them connect to Jesus and His co-labors that help provide it.
Mark Seivert | Board Member
Mark has been involved on many board over the years including Red Cross, Merced Food Bank, Merced Breakfast Lions, and community Foundation of Merced County. He wants to provide his skill set to help Love INC to continue to help those in need in our community. Mark grew up in the Catholic church, spent many years at Yosemite Church, and currently is helping plant a new church, Atwater community Church, in the McSwain/Atwater area.
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