Parkview pastor named Main Street board chair

The advisory board of Main Street Ministries, Inc., elected a new board chair and vice-chair at its monthly meeting, Friday, April 13.

Tim Sullivan, pastor at Parkview Church in Hillsboro, was named the new board chairman, replacing Keith Harder, who has served in that role since the board’s inception in 1994.

Laney Kuhn was named vice-chair. Kuhn is the pastor of the Hillsboro United Methodist Church.

Other board members are Dale Nuss, Ken Neufeld, R.J. Bartel, Karol Christie and Steve Greenhaw. Christie is secretary and Greenhaw is treasurer.

Main Street Ministries, a Kansas non-profit corporation, exists to providing physical and spiritual resources in a supportive environment to people who need them.

Sullivan expressed the board’s gratitide for Harder’s commitment and dedication while the board was formed and during several transitions in the ministry.

“Keith has been instrumental in forming the board and giving strong leadership through a difficult time of transition and two major capital campaigns,” Sullivan said. “His leadership has given stability and kept the ministry focused on its mission during the past several years. “

The buildings which house Main Street Ministries have recently undergone renovation by replacing all of the windows. A capital campaign for this project is still about $13,000 short of its goal of $55,000.

In addition, a new office is nearing completion. The office, located in the lower north corner of the annex is designed to give Main Street Ministries office space for staff and an area where youth group meetings and self-help classes can be conducted.

Work on the office project has been largely done by volunteers, especially Ken Neufeld and Don Penner.

Shawn Winter, Main Street Ministries director, praised Neufeld and Penner.

“There are a number of people who have given time to the office project, but Ken and Don have given many hours of their time and we’re thankful for them and everyone who helps to make this ministry possible,” he said. “We’re hoping to have an open house for the public sometime in May.”

Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible contribution to these projects can make checks payable to Main Street Ministries, 415 S. Main, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

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