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Faces at the Farm


Gary Benson

A 2010 Hope College graduate, Gary has work for two years with Eighth Day. Gary manages the Growth Center site at 709 Pine Avenue and is currently constructing a tiny house on a trailer.

Jeff Roessing, Farm manager

Jeff lives on 18th Street with his wife Melissa, and three children, Tsepo, Naomi, and McKenna. Jeff graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2004 and Western Theological Seminary in 2007.


The Board of Directors

Josh Banner, President

Andy Krino

Chris Linde

Bill VanAuken, Treasurer

Michele Zeilinger

Todd Zeilinger, Secretary