Grand Rapids Metro Ministry Executive Director:  Holly Downer

Holly has been in ministry with the United Methodist Church since 2007. She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri but came to West Michigan in 2005 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BS in Marketing from Maryville University and a MS in Communications (with an “unofficial” focus on non-profit management) from Grand Valley State University. Holly is active with Hispanic/Latino Ministries, the ACLU, and holds leadership positions with both of her children’s schools in GRPS.  She is an avid gardener, reader, camper, hiker, and challenger of the status quo.

Circles Grand Rapids Chapter Director:  Julie Liske

Circles Grand Rapids Coach:  Cathy Odom

Reading is Fundamental Program Managers:  Becca Walsh-Wolfe and Sara Binkley-Tow