Meet Our Team

Get to know our Hand2Hand staff. We are a dedicated team with a mission to end childhood hunger.

Cheri Honderd

Executive Director and Founder

Cheri Honderd

Executive Director and Founder

Cheri has a passion for churches, businesses, and individuals to rise up to feed kids experiencing weekend food insecurity.
Every child matters and has a right to reach their God-given potential which they can’t reach if they are hungry. In her spare time, Cheri enjoys spending time with her husband, Mick, kids, and her six adorable grandkids.

Jodi Joseph

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jodi Joseph

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Jodi works to foster positive relations between our church and school partners. She created a successful Hand2Hand program from the ground up in the Byron Center community, and knows what it takes to be a church coordinator. Jodi’s professional experiences have prepared her well for a job she’s thoroughly enjoying. Jodi has a passion for creating valued partnerships for Hand2Hand that will help reduce childhood hunger.

Rhonda Stanton

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Rhonda Stanton

Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Rhonda began as a volunteer and is now the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and Office Manager. She’s thrilled to use her administrative experience to help feed and spread hope to kids in the community.

Amy Kleinheksel

Director of Operations

Amy Kleinheksel

Director of Operations

Amy is a Hand2Hand coordinator and has recently taken on the role of the Lakeshore Area Regional Director. She is very excited to see where God is going to lead her. Amy is also running the Hope Gathering Place in Zeeland! She is excited to be the hands and feet of Jesus to hungry kids!

Katie Bartels

Community Engagement Specialist

Katie Bartels

Community Engagement Specialist

Katie joined the Hand2Hand team in 2019 as the Community Engagement Specialist. With a passion for kids and community involvement, she is excited and blessed to be involved with Hand2Hand’s mission to help eliminate childhood hunger. Katie’s previous nonprofit experiences have prepared her to form great relationships with local community businesses who are proud to help spread hope to kids in need. In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband, Brad, exercising, boating, and golfing.

Rhoni Kaastra

Regional Manager

Rhoni Kaastra

Regional Manager

Rhoni has recently been added as the Community Engagement Director.  Her introduction to Hand2Hand was becoming a coordinator for the Fremont school system.  Her passions include love of kids and ministry. Her professional experiences have prepared her well for the task of getting businesses and communities strategically involved with supporting Hand2Hand.

Vicki Hooker

Regional Manager

Vicki Hooker

Regional Manager

Vicki has recently joined the team as Regional Manager of Kent County. She became a co-coordinator in summer of 2017 for the Wayland District and loved the mission and value of Hand2Hand. Vicki has been involved in the Children’s Ministry for 27 years at her church and loves families and kiddos. She is excited to help churches to partner with schools to feed all the kids in her region.

Jenny Steele

Regional Manager

Jenny Steele

Regional Manager

Jenny learned of Hand2Hand at her church and, realizing that it wasn’t yet in her community of Rockford, felt led to start it there. She’s excited to help the program expand even further past Rockford and into the northern areas of West Michigan, helping to connect schools with churches that can feed kids and cover them in prayer.

Carrie Blumer

Regional Manager and Events Coordinator

Carrie Blumer

Regional Manager and Events Coordinator

Carrie joined the team as the Regional Manger of the Jenison/Hudsonville area as well as the Event Coordinator. She began packing and delivering food with Hand2Hand at her local church 7 years ago. As a former director of a mentoring program through her church she has seen the effects of food insecurity on children. Carrie is excited to use her love of organization, helping children, and event planning to help continue to feed children with Hand2Hand.

Angel Harmsen

Resource Coordinator

Angel Harmsen

Resource Coordinator

Angel is the new Resource Coordinator and is overseeing the set-up, organization, and inventory process of the new warehouse. She will also be assisting the Community Engagement Director with business packing events. Her love for Hand2Hand grew while volunteering as coordinator and pantry organizer with her church, but not just for her local community, she wanted to also be a part of the grander vision to eliminate childhood weekend hunger in West Michigan. She indicates that this is the impactful role she has prayed circles around for years and is so excited and blessed to be a part of the Hand2Hand team.   

Arlyn Bohl

Delivery Operations

Arlyn Bohl

Delivery Operations

Arlyn is filling the new Delivery Operations position. As he has recently retired from his truck driving career, he is very excited to assist Hand2Hand with their trailer delivery/pick-up. He is on the move for Hand2Hand, and grateful for this opportunity to serve in helping get kids the food they need to be able to thrive in their life demands. 

 

Deb Bohl

Development Assistant

Deb Bohl

Development Assistant

Debra has been added to the H2H team as a Development Assistant. She is passionate about non-profit development work, having been at an area organization for 15 years. Debra loves assisting people connect their passion and resources to Hand2Hand so that more and more kids are having their food needs met, giving them a better well-being for life.

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