Working together to achieve a common goal.

Our Staff and Board

Just Neighbors IHN Staff                          

Rev. Joshua Gale, Executive Director

The Rev. Joshua Gale is an Illinois native and most recently served as executive director of Lutheran Church Charities based out of the Chicago area. He has also worked in Philadelphia at Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries as a mission developer, and in Lima, Peru as the executive director of Castillo Fuerte--Casa de Misericordia. He holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Illinois State University, a Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne and will graduate this year with an MBA from Concordia University Chicago.

Lynda K. Rogers, Program Director

Lynda Rogers has served as program director of Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network since 2001. Her responsibilities include staff supervision, facilities operation, and volunteer coordination. Prior to her work with Just Neighbors IHN, Lynda served in management positions with the YWCA Women’s Shelter and Community Home Health. She served her country for ten years in active duty with the United States Navy. Lynda completed a degree in Business Administration with Indiana Institute of Technology.

Shirley Rork, Family Case Manager    

Shirley Rork has worked with Just Neighbors Interfaith Homeless Network since 2014, previously serving as Housing Coordinator for Vincent Village. She holds a degree in Human Services from IVY Tech. She is the primary contact person with the clients/guests of Just Neighbors IHN, working with them in such areas as employment, budgeting, and housing as they move toward independence and self-sufficiency. 

Sheila Brown, Controller/Financial Manager
Brandon Blumenherst, Executive Assistant

Carol Davis, Case Manager
Claudia Logan, Case Manager 
Gwen Owens, Case Manager 
Coetta "Cookie" Swain, Residential Assistant
Abigail Wiegand, Case Manager 


Just Neighbors IHN Board


Susan Boyd, President, Rea Magnet Wire

Veronica Sierra, Secretary, Rea Magnet Wire

Neil Bryson, Treasurer, New York Life Insurance



Kelli Austin, Parkview Health

Dr. Diana Jackson-Davis, Parkview Health

Alexandra Fretz, Common Ground Outreach

Kristi Jarmus, Indiana Tech

Sherry Myers, Benson, Pantello, Morris, James & Logan, LLP

Barton Price, PFW

Karen VanGorder, PFW



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