Andy & Melinda Piatt - Founders
Andy and Melinda share a common desire to provide food to people in need. Their involvement in the local community and multiple trips to Haiti inspired them to organize I92 Ministries to advocate for and bring hope to people in need and provide opportunities for others to get involved.
Melinda is a registered nurse at the University of Michigan. She has many years of experience in the mission field both overseas and domestically utilizing her skills as a nurse. Andy serves as Executive Director and has 23-years of experience in the food industry; 15-years in logistics and 8-years in procurement, processing, and product development. They have been married for 26-years.
Pastor Dan Crist - President
Dan is a passionate leader and speaker who loves God’s Word and helping others to see the power and purpose they possess as a follower of Jesus.
Dan the Founding/Lead Pastor of a missional faith community called 1Mosaic Church (est. 2010 – Adrian, MI). He sits on multiple faith-based non-profit boards in his area that aid in food relief, homelessness, addiction and recovery.
Dan married his high school sweetheart (Kayla) and they now have 4 boys and one ‘princess’. Dan received his Bachelors degree from the University of Toledo, a Teaching Certification from Siena Heights University and then his Masters degree in Ministry Leadership from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Scott Vanetten - Director
Scott lives in Adrian and is a Graduation Coach at the Adrian Public Schools 7/8 building.
From 2007-2010, Scott was the Program and Event Director at the Christian Family Centre. Prior to that, Scott taught 4th grade and served at a church in the Detroit area.
Scott obtained his Bachelors Degree from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN and majored in Education with a minor in, Business.
Scott loves spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and kids, Tyler and Mya. Scott loves golf, basketball, fishing, sporting events, traveling, Lake Michigan, reading (especially near a pool, ocean or lake) and coaching his kids' sports teams.
Lora Marks - Secretary
Lora and her husband, John, have been married for over thirty years and are proud parents of six kids and three grandchildren.
Taking a trip to Israel to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary was a life-changing experience in their faith journey. Lora also traveled to Haiti and saw first-hand the vast poverty and malnutrition that many people experience, as well as the great joy that exists in the midst of difficult circumstances.
Lora has been teaching math to middle school, high school, and college students for over thirty years. She is currently a Title 1 8th-grade math teacher. In her roles as teacher and foster and adoptive parent, she has seen first-hand how lack of nutrition has a negative effect on learning.
If a student is hungry or stressed about where to find their next meal, then it's very hard to learn. She is excited and very grateful to serve on the board with others who are equally passionate about this ministry.
Richard Maki - Treasurer
Rich is a retired accountant who grew up in Lenawee County and graduated from Clinton High School in 1981. He attended the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and obtained Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) degrees in 1986.
Starting in 1986, he was employed by public accounting firm Price Waterhouse until 1995. From 1996 to 1998, he was employed by OHM Corp. in Findlay, Ohio as Corporate Tax Manager. From 2000 to 2010, Richard was Associate Director of Tax of Borders Group, Inc., parent of Borders Books & Music in Ann Arbor. Since 2009, he has served as the Treasurer and a Director of the Clinton Fall Festival, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
In 2016, Rich's sister, Lisa Snead, first told him about the great work being done by her long-time friends Melinda and Andy Piatt, helping to feed kids going hungry in our local school systems. When he learned of this need in his local community, Rich just had to find a way to help. Rich started to volunteer for I92 in 2016 and joined the Board of Directors as Treasure in 2017
Dr. Kyle Griffith - Director
Dr. Kyle Griffith joins the I92 board with a passion for helping others. Kyle has served Lenawee County students as a teacher, coach and administrator for over 25 years with the Morenci Area Schools and the Lenawee Intermediate School District.
In 2017 Dr. Griffith was recognized as the Siena Heights University Outstanding Alumni, for his efforts in education and the community.
In 2016, Kyle worked with the Mayor of the City of Adrian and officials of the Italian government to identify an unmarked grave that held over 100 Italians from the Wreck of the Wabash in 1901.
In his role as a school administrator, Dr. Griffith has developed programs and worked to change state policy in order for students to obtain over one million dollars in tuition savings. Kyle and his wife Amy currently reside in Blissfield, and have four children (triplets plus one).