Our Team & Staff

Barbara Nock

Interim Executive Director

Otis Trawally

Director of Operations

Andi Fuhrman

Meals Coordinator

Sherry Smalls

Business Liaison

Manika Neville

Shelter Coordinator

Robin Hoch

Office Assistant

Board of Directors (2023-24)

Melanie Rutkauskas (President), Joshua Shetterly (First Vice President), Karla Schaefer (Second Vice President), Dr. Ray Wittstadt, (Secretary), Kathy Gunkel (Treasurer), Amelia Jackson, Sharyn Kahl, Rev. Kevin Miles, Sr., Rev. Lenita Reeves, James Schaefer, Susan Wallace

Melanie Rutkauskas


Joshua Shetterly

First Vice President

Karla Schaefer

Second Vice President


Churches for Streets of Hope began with a coalition of area churches who wanted to help our local homeless community. It now includes more than 25 churches plus a number of organizations who participate in our ministry, and we are always looking for more.

Member churches and organizations can attend and vote on essential decisions in our annual meeting held every Spring. Find out how to get your church involved with Streets of Hope by emailing outreach@churchesforsoh.org

Churches who provide meals, volunteers, and/or other in-kind donations regularly in 2024:

Member Churches

Partner Organizations

Organizations that provide meals, volunteers, and/or other in-kind donations regularly include:

The space we utilize is donated by Boulevard Christian Church.

In addition, these churches and organizations provide monetary donations to help our ministries:

These churches/organizations have hosted or planned fundraisers to benefit Streets of Hope: