Meet the staff

Tom Lothamer, President
Tom served on the board of Life Matters Worldwide from 1985 to 1990 and joined the staff in 1990. He became the president in January of 2003. 
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Eric Verstraete, President Pro Tem
Eric came to us in 2017, after coordinating the Willing to Wait leadership team for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Grand Rapids for 13 years. He has a master's degree in educational leadership from Geneva College.

David Stout, Director of Resource Development
David joined us in 2017 after working in his family's business, Stout's Gourmet Snack Foods. He's completing an MBA from Western Michigan University and serves as worship leader at his church.

Debbie Gafford, Assistant to the President
Debbie joined Life Matter's team in March of 2014. Prior to that she served in other office environments and helped with event planning for her husband's promotions and marketing company.

Michele Shoun, Director of Ministry Outreach
Michele began volunteering for Life Matters in 1984 and joined the staff in 1986 as an administrative assistant. Since then she's filled a variety of roles: writer, editor, designer, web administrator, and liaison to pregnancy care centers.

Nancy Lothamer, Donor Relations & Special Projects
Nancy has been on staff since 2004 and serves in the areas of gift tracking, database management, inventory control, and special events coordination.

Ron Kersey, Accountant
Ron has served Life Matters since 2006 in the area of accounting and finance record management. He has many years of experience in similar capacities for other Christian ministries.

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