The more you give, the more comes back to you…because God is the greatest giver in the universe, and He won’t let you outgive Him! Go ahead, and try…see what happens!

-Randy Alcorn

Godly Counsel

In thanksgiving for wise counsel, enthusiastic support and ongoing prayers we ask God’s blessings for:

  • Sister Rosemary Loomis, OP, Dominican Sisters of the Peace, Columbus, OH
  • Very Reverend Michael J. Lumpe, Columbus, OH
  • Father Mark Peacock, Pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Lowell, MI
  • Father Timothy Ploch, Member of the General Counsel of the Salesians of Don Bosco Rome, Italy
  • Most Reverend David J. Walkowiak, 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Founding Advisors

For coming together over months of volunteer time, guidance, and generous hearts to inspire the design and birth of Uprise, may God bless your generosity always:

  • Greg Deja, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Colleen Danielle, Philadelphia, PA
  • Maddi Durbin, Washington, D.C.
  • Howard and Colleen Mitchell, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Mark Morrow, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Kelli Smith, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Robin Welsh, Rockford, MI
  • Grace Welsh, Rockford, MI

Street Team

We want to recognize and offer a very special thanks to the following wide range of individuals and groups who have offered their wise counsel, engagement, and prayers during the planning of the launch of Uprise, for which we are deeply grateful – God bless all of you:

Coleena Keast, Katherine Keast, Marie Mitchell, Carol Mitchell, the entire/extended Robert F. Durbin family, Susan Dutton, Laurie Ivanoff, Annalise Laumeyer, Joseph Felkers, Constance Stormz, Catherine Shaw, Elizabeth Shaw, Simon Vernon, Robert Gilmore, David Faber, Jean Katt, Alec Saturley, Mark Mann, Greg Ghering, Monsgr. William Duncan, Bill Lawrence, the Roy Shaw family, Patti Spring, Annie Rzepecki, Randy Hodge, Ken Rasp, Cindy Kneibel, Sean Maltbie, Catholic Central High School’s Principal’s Advisory Committee, St. Mary’s Catholic Church Women’s Group in Lowell, MI, St. Mary’s Foundation Special Gifts Committee in Grand Rapids, The Catholic Foundation of West MI, Kurt Filla of FillaLifeMedia, Don Kalisz, Kelly Kalis, Corine Smith, Pete Lounsbury, and the whole Revel team!

Make the Commitment

It doesn’t take much — giving your time to help someone, sharing a passion to empower others, or even gathering your friends to brainstorm an idea that could make someone else’s day — an act that will surely make yours, as well!