"Empowering Independence in the Name of Christ."

HEIDI LUDWIG, BOARD CHAIR (Associate Director, Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne)

Heidi is an active member of St. John Lutheran Church, Kendallville and a lifelong resident of Avilla where she resides with her husband, Rick, and two children.  Heidi is Associate Director at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne where her responsibilities include oversight of investments, accounting and operations.


Terry G. Housholder is a lifelong Noble County resident.  He is the president and publisher of KPC Media Group, Inc., based in Kendallville.  He is an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Avilla. 

REV. JERRY BURGHDUFF, BOARD SECRETARY (Brimfield & Rome City United Methodist Churches)

Jerry is a resident of Rome City, Indiana.  He retired from the U.S. Army in 1996 after a distinguished military career of 26 years as the Command Sergeant Major of Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas.  He then worked for 17 years at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, Indiana as the 2nd Shift Charge Nurse providing comfort and care to the facility's residents.  In 2007, Jerry was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to the Indiana State Board of Nursing where he served consecutive terms until 2014.  After his retirement in 2014, Jerry entered ministry and now serves as pastor at the Rome City and Brimfield United Methodist Churches.

TAMMY PIFER, BOARD TREASURER (Early Head Start Director, Brightpoint)

CINDY KENNEDY (Washington Township Trustee)

Cindy was born and raised in Ft. Wayne, she and her husband Jim have owned and operated the family automotive business for 35 years. They started to enjoy Noble county in 2004 by weekending at Knapp Lake. God's beauty of the natural lake pulled them to move there in 2010. Cindy is involved in community service and is currently the Washington Township Trustee in Noble County. They are both active members of the American Legion. Cindy is the Sargent of Arms for the Auxiliary at post 253. They are members of North Webster Church of God.  

Bret a life long resident of Albion where he has lived with his wife of 37 years, Carla and their children Ted and Britany.  He serves the Albion Asbury and Trinity United Methodist Churches.  He is a board member of the Noble County Council on Aging, Chaplin of the Noble County Sheriff Department as well and the Albion PD.  Prior to entering the ministry, Bret worked at Max Platt Ford for 20 years as a parts, service manager. Bret would like to offer solutions to people’s needs and he feels Common Grace Ministries is doing that. He is glad to be on the team. 


Lena was born and raised in Kendallville where she still resides with her husband, Brett, and their 3 children.  She is the Human Resource Manager for B&J Medical in Kendallville.  Lena is very involved in her community.  As a life-long Noble County native, she has a passion for the people of Noble County.  Human Resources is not just a job to her, but a way to help others better themselves through sustainable employment.  Lena has a deep appreciation for the nonprofits of Noble County and is also involved with Drug Free Noble County, the Kendallville Chamber and ABWA.

GRACE FRAZIER (Noble County Community Foundation, Teens on Boards)

Grace is our resident Teen from the Teens on Boards program. She is the daughter of Dr. Chris and Sasha Frazier and resides in Kendallville. She will be graduating from East Noble High School in June and plans to pursue a career in pediatric therapy. She is involved in theater, dance, swim, and is heavily involved in the Unified Knights program. Grace attends South Milford Church of Christ.