our People

Meet Our Team

Jeff Kruithof, Executive Director

Jeff began serving People Helping People as a consultant and joined the team as Executive Director in 2018. Jeff has spent his entire career in the nonprofit sector, and is excited to continue serving the friends and neighbors of Pullman. Jeff and his wife, Lisa, have three daughters and one son-in-law. He enjoys vacationing in Florida with his family, spending summer on the water and fall deer hunting in the woods.

Melinda Jones, Youth Director

Melinda joined People Helping People in 2018 to serve the youth. Originally from Texas, Melinda has lived in Michigan for half her life and has been blessed to serve the people of Pullman for many years now. She and her husband, Mike, have five children and two grandchildren.

Enedina Garcia, Youth Coordinator

Enedina previously volunteered with our youth programs over the summers and joined our staff as Youth Coordinator in 2020. Enedina is a Pullman native, Bloomingdale High School graduate and previously worked at Pullman Elementary for 20 years. She is the mother of two sons and one daughter and enjoys cheering each of them on in their sports teams.

Joseline Martinez, Youth Coordinator

Joseline began volunteering with our after school program and eventually joined People Helping People in the summer of 2021. She has lived in Pullman, Michigan her whole life and enjoys serving for the youth in the community. Joseline attends Lake Michigan College and plans to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. She’s grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the PHP team and serve her community.

Juanita Martinez, Youth Coordinator

Juanita is a senior in high school, graduating from Bloomingdale Public Schools this spring. She has volunteered for our after-school program and recently joined People Helping People in the fall of 2022. Juanita is grateful to serve and lead for the children of the community. She’s looking forward to the journey that lies ahead. 

Lisa Windemuller, Administrative Assistant

Lisa and her husband Mark live in the Holland area with their three boys. “I’m honored and humbled to serve alongside the PHP team,” says Lisa, “showing the love of Christ to our neighbors in Pullman.”

Ann Hatfield, Pantry & Family Services Director

Anna has served in ministry in Pullman for about 14 years. “I love what I do and all the people I come into contact with each day,” says Ann. For fun, Ann enjoys photography, especially capturing Lake Michigan when she’s angry.

Diane Morrison, Pantry & Family Services Receptionist

Diane has lived and worked in Pullman for 26 years. She worked as a paraprofessional at Pullman Elementary for eight years, as head chef at the Marathon delicatessen for seven years, and volunteered at Love INC food pantry for eight years before joining the PHP team in January 2022 as a receptionist. Diane enjoys spending time with her daughter and four grandchildren.

Lorelei Amos, Pantry Coordinator

Lorelei has lived in Pullman for 33 years, and has volunteered in the food pantry for over six years. She and her husband Terry have eleven children. “I really enjoy the people I meet and I don’t want anyone to be hungry,” says Lorelei.

Mike Jones, Community Pastor

Mike Jones joined the People Helping People team as Community Pastor in 2021 after volunteering with us for many years and graduating from the Fearless Family of Churches’ church ministry training program. Mike leads Sunday worship services, outreach initiatives and works with all of our programs to build relationships with the community and show the love of Christ.

Meet the Board of Directors

Daris DeGroot

(President)

Ken Draisma

(Vice President)

Brenda Molendyk

(Treasurer)

Lou Sternberg

(Secretary)

Questions?

Reach out and talk with one of our staff members.