As of 2017, LCHFH has built, rehabbed, or recycled homes with 29 families. In addition, we have served fifteen families with “A Brush with Kindness.”
LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people to develop communities with God’s people in need, by building, renovating, and repairing houses so that there are simple, affordable homes in our communities where people can live and grow into all that God intended for them.
John Sisson has been the Executive Director at LaGrange County Habitat for Humanity since June, 2017. John had worked with Public and Affordable Housing for the past 13 years and he sees this opportunity as the next step in helping those in need to become more reliant on themselves and have something they can call their own. He is a native of Western NY where he grew up in the small town of Frewsburg. John moved to Indiana after retiring from the Marine Corps having served from 1981-2001. During his time in the Marine Corps John served in Desert Storm and was involved with the rescue mission for Air Force pilot Scott O’Grady who was shot down in Bosnia in 1995. John looks forward to carrying on the mission of Lagrange County Habitat and continuing to provide the same great service that the community has come to expect. John says, “I am excited to be here, and I look forward to getting to know the residents and businesses here in Lagrange County. God has blessed me with a great opportunity to not only serve Him but His people as well.”
Through the generous giving of time, the following individuals currently serve as board members for LaGrange Habitat for Humanity.
Dan Lehman is a part of LCHFH because he likes what LCHFH stands for. He is a self-employed builder and has building experience so he enjoys being apart of the builds. He finds the families, annual auction, construction and volunteering interesting.
Amy Gerardot joined LCHFH to give back to the community in away that helps families. She is an ultrasound Technologist at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. LCHFH is most interesting to her because she see them being able to give a family in need a chance to be home-owners. She enjoys hiking and gardening at her home in Wolcottville.
Nicole Randol learned about HFH from her coworkers and her grandfather who volunteered regularly in the early years. She has her degree in accounting from IPFW and works at Farmer’s State Bank. She has been active at LCHFH board meetings and the annual fundraising auction. She enjoys traveling, painting, quilting, and crafting. She was born in Lagrange, grew up in Orland and attended PrairieHeights.
Carol Miller has served on the LCHFH board for four years, and she has many years of experience in renting and remodeling homes. She enjoys reaching out to people who are experiencing tough times in their lives. She finds it exciting to see how the community gets involved and helps in so many ways during the auction and the builds. She has been “a local girl” for most of her adult life, and she is “proud of all our county is!”
Chris Lantz learned about LCHFH when he was invited to their annual fundraising auction in 2015. He has been volunteering for them ever since through home builds, ABWK and Auctions. Chris enjoys officiating IHSAA, reading and golf.
Tammy Weldon joined the LCHFH Board because she wants to help people in need. She has already served by painting one of our houses. Tammy works at Parkview LaGrange hospital as the Radiology manager. She lives with her husband Greg and daughter Megan.
Paul Johnston is a retired educator. He joined the LCHFH Board as a way of giving back to the community. Paul has helped with LCHFH builds and Family Selection.
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