Established in 1986, The Hope Center is a compassion ministry of WELS United located on the campus of St Matthew Lutheran Church in downtown Appleton, WI. The center is a non-profit, volunteer agency financially supported by members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We provide a loving and supportive place for families in the community by enriching the lives of clients physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We are a Christian-based group, but are here to serve people in the community with any religious background.
Board of Directors
Paul Phillips, Chairman - St Peter, Appleton
Dione Gagnow, Financial Director - Immanuel, Greenville
Lynn Schmaltz, Secretary - St. John, Kaukauna
Pastor Jon Kuske, Spiritual Oversight - St Matthew, Appleton
Pastor Dave Olson, Spiritual Oversight - St Matthew, Appleton
Al Thern, Member at Large
Mary Pellinen, Member at Large - St. Matthew, Appleton
Jen Grady, Volunteer Coordinator - Bethel, Menasha
Janet Meyer, Supplies Coordinator - St Matthew, Appleton
Kathleen O'Neill, Communications Coordinator - St. Matthew, Appleton
1316 W Lawrence St
Appleton, WI 54914