Ministry

A Church Without Walls

For over 125 years, Volunteers of America has provided essential life-changing services to heal both the body and soul of our neighbors in need. In addition to being one of the largest national human services organizations, Volunteers of America is an interdenominational church — a church with a distinctive ministry of service. Our founders, Christian social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth, focused on a comprehensive approach to ministering to the “whole person” — to an individual’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana’s Ministry of Service, known as a church without walls, provides spiritual support for all those we touch and serve throughout our communities. We lead with love, faith, and service, shaping a better future for the neighbor in need, their family, and their community.

Our ministry of service today provides the tools to help all individuals rebuild their lives and get a fresh start. Working together with the help of our committed employees, board members and volunteers, we can achieve our mission and help our community thrive.

Our Focus Areas

  • Outreach to churches, ministries, and faith communities
  • Increase spiritual care services to clients and staff
  • Increase staff engagement in ministry

Our Ministers

John von Arx III
Kathy Atkins
Mandy Blevins
Robert Broomfield
Robert Campbell
Becky Carlino

Tara Foxworth
Penny Givan
Norika Hancock
Larcina Hicks
Tom Kmetz
Kris Lilley

Lakisha Lowe
Marlene Pope-Johnson
RoEllen Sinkewich
Amy Stacey
Rich Stepp
Hector Vazquez

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

– ROMANS 8:28, NLT

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