Nathan serves the Mission 1:17 on many different levels,varying from business consulting, to mentoring, to using his business experience to help get Mission 1:17 up and running. Nathan also has a heart for the youth we are serving and loves any opportunity that he can get to spend time with them and connect. Nathan has been married to Sarah for 13 years and he is proud to have six beautiful, giving daughters. Nathan has a bachelor’s degree in English from Oakland University. He has the CEO of Champion Gasket and Rubber for 5 years and has been a part of this family owned company for over 15 years. He, together with Sarah, have fostered several children over the years and he has become a strong advocate for children that have been forgotten in a broken and overwhelmed system. He also has mentored a young man who has been in the foster care system for several years.
Sarah serves as the Secretary/Treasurer on the Mission 1:17 Board of Directors. Sarah has been married to Nathan for 13 years and they have six daughters. Sarah and her husband also fostered for 6 years and have had many children stay in their home during that time. Together, Nathan and Sarah also lead an Adoption and Foster Parent Support group through their church, Brightmoor Christian Church. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Development from Oakland University. As she and Nathan have become more and more involved with children who have gotten caught up in the foster care system, they have both developed a passion for advocating and fighting for these kids. They desire to help as many children and families as they can become successful and move out of the foster care system.