Extended Grace is a nonprofit, grassroots social lab that builds community while solving problems.

We believe that as human beings we can all do a better job extending grace to each other and to our selves. We provide opportunities to do so by forming collaborative relationships and offering programs and events to nurture, educate and inspire individuals so that together we can address issues of social justice and human rights.

Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

Experi-Mentor

Barbara Lee is an expert at addressing social problems and affecting real change. 

An award winning speaker, international author, and unconventional consultant, Barbara doesn't just explain the complexity of the situations we human beings so often find ourselves in, she provides a process and explains concrete actions you can take today toward becoming more resilient, compassionate, and more fully human. Barbara helps people navigate the difficult contours of relationships, social justice, human rights and personal growth.
 
Barbara has committed her vocational journey to advocating for diverse populations, particularly the marginalized and voiceless in our society. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care administration, nonprofit administration and ministry. 

              Just Goods Manager

                        Momentum Center Manager

Cali Caluza

Cali Caluza

Jenna Vipond

Jenna Vipond

Dave Brifnek - Momentum Center Assistant

Dave Brifnek - Momentum Center Assistant

Dr. Brittany Rudd - Research Administrator

Dr. Brittany Rudd - Research Administrator

Board of Directors

Leijhi Koval, President

Leijhi Koval, President

Shelbee Axsom, Secretary/Vice-President

Shelbee Axsom, Secretary/Vice-President

Sara Barco

Sara Barco

Lindsay Hartman, Compliance Officer & Treasurer   

Lindsay Hartman, Compliance Officer & Treasurer 

 

John Gork

John Gork

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson

 
David Lewis

David Lewis

Leif VanHorssen

Leif VanHorssen

Advisory Council

Cindy Anderson
Dan Anderson
Katie Appold
Sandy Baker
Tamara Bandstra
Anna Bednarek
Linda Bengston
Cathy Brubaker-Clarke
Lisa Cober
Nancy Collins
Jared Cramer
Nancy Crandall
Tina Dee
Mitch Dennison
Tim Eernisee
Jamie Ely
Neil Freeman
Terry Goldberg
Brigit Hassig
Stefanie Herder
Sandy Huber
Kathy Humphrey
Henry Idema
Ryan Keenan
Paula Kendra
Bob Kleinheksel
Bill Kooistra
Leijhi Koval
Cheryl Krawczyk
April Lathrop
Kim Lavine
Vonni Leaver
 

 

Sara Lewakowski
David Lewis
Kelle Lynn
Tricia McDonald
Jill Morell
Jessica Necamp
Rebecca Neil
Malea Nicolet
Sandy Parker
Jack Pimm
Christine M. Platt
Sandy Plouff
Dan Qualls
Field Riechart
Brittany Rudd
Sara Russell
Bobbi Sabine
Larry Sehy
Deb Stanley
Fred Stella
Stacie Stevens-Venhuizen
David Stocking
Tracy Straight
Melanie Swiftney
Stacey Trowbridge
Mary Valentine
Al Vanderberg
Lowell VanDeRiet
Mary VanDeRiet
Amy West
Diane Wiersma

Special Thanks to Our Momentum Catalysts       

Barbara and Leif VanHorssen

Chrysteen Moelter-Gray

Leijhi Koval

 

Judy Henzler

Jack Pimm

Bob Kleinheksel

David Lewis 

 

 

Special Thanks to Our Charter Catalysts

Bobbi and Bob Sabine
Fred Stella
Kelle Lynn
Tricia McDonald
Chrysteen Moelter-Gray
Mary Jane Montgomery
Bari Johnson
Carol and Mel Scherpenisse
Dan Qualls
Beverly Dust

Sandy Huber
Larry Sehy
Kendra Higgins
Judy Henzler
Linda Begston
Barbara Lee
Nancy Collins
Chris Platt
Leijhi Koval
Sherri Vis

2016 GOALS

  • Develop and refine online and social media presence
  • Develop system for connecting people with opportunities
  • Secure location for Inspire! events, Just Goods, and community meetings
  • Launch collaborative effort to address mental illness/mental health needs
  • Present and promote monthly Mudita Gifts
  • Accomplish plans as determined at Inspire! Events
  • Complete Pilgrim Spirit Tours pilgrimage to China and Tibet
  • Add PST pilgrimages to Kenya and Honduras
  • Host women and girls' international event 

 

    2017 GOALS

    • Convert data to donor and volunteer management system
    • Launch Momentum Center for Social Engagement
      • Secure site and furnish it appropriately
      • Complete personnel manual
      • Hire staff
      • Complete policies and procedures
      • Open Program to Community
      • Relocate Just Goods within Momentum Center and add Cafe' 
    • Determine future site for Inspire!/Deeper Dive Events
    • Plan topics for Season 3 of Inspire!/Deeper Dive
    • Complete planning calendar for Cultural Immersion Trips
    •  Host town hall meeting on suicide
    • Launch crowdfunding campaign

    2018 GOALS

    • Wheelchair Accessible Van/Bus
    • 7 Day Programming 
    • Youth Programming for Saturday's 
     
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    Extended Grace

    616 - 502 -2078

    barbara@extendedgrace.org

    Just Goods gifts and cafe

    616 - 414 - 9112
    justgoods@extendedgrace.org

    momentum center

    616 - 414 - 9111
    office@extendedgrace.org

    714 Columbus Ave. | Grand Haven, MI 49417