Our mission and vision

Love INC of Cedar Valley is one of more than a hundred Love INC locations across the United States and Kenya, who partner with over 7,800 Christian churches to serve hundreds of thousands of people in need.

Our local Love INC serves families who reside in Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Evansdale or attend one of our Love INC partner churches. How? By mobilizing local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. Here’s why that works:
Without Love INC
Churches serve their communities in different ways. One area may have a financial literacy program, while another has housing assistance. Yet, when care is not coordinated, needs can be overlooked or duplicated, and people are not served in a holistic manner.

With Love INC

Love INC fosters collaboration and organizes holistic care to help churches serve their neighbors through resources and relationships. By networking churches together, each church is able to lean into their strengths, knowing that their neighbors will be cared for by the body of Christ within their community.

Our Partner Churches

Christian churches from across at least six denominations partner together to form a Love INC. Within these partnerships, Love INC serves as the scaffolding upon which greater growth is possible. However, it is the Christians in these churches who model Christ’s love and answer God’s call to serve. Working together as the body of Christ, we can best love and serve our community.

Ascension Lutheran Church

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Candeo Church

Cedar Falls Church of Christ

Cedar Heights Baptist Church

Cedar Valley Community Church

Celebration Church

Central Christian Church

Countryside Vineyard Church

First Baptist Church

Our Staff

Jenny Nelson
Executive Director
Riley Jo Battreal
Connection Center Coordinator
Cadi Trask
Director of Relational Care & Communications
Luann Gregg
Finance Manager

Board of Directors

Ann Lyons

Board Member
Orchard Hill Church

Brandon Pedersen

Board Chair
Candeo Church

Debbi Allender

Board Member
Trinity Bible Church

Enrique Ochoa

Board Member
Nazareth Lutheran Church

Jim Husmann

Board Member
Nazareth Lutheran Church

Kevin Harberts

Board Member
Hope City Church

Larry Fox

Treasurer
Nazareth Lutheran Church

Lucy Kerns

Board Member
Cedar Valley Church

Natalie Miller

Board Secretary
Prairie Lakes Church

Shelley Schlatter

Board Vice Chair
Candeo Church