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Board Members

Pastor Michael Laidlaw, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Pastor Michael has over 25 years of working with the homeless in Stearns County and the surrounding counties. He is a former Chairperson of the Immediate Needs of the Homeless Committee for the Central MN., Continuum of Care. A former member of the Mayors Taskforce for the Homeless, City of St. Cloud. as well as a former Co-Chair of Central MN., Continuum of Prison Ministry and a former Housing Committee chairperson for the NAAC.


Joe Gibbons, Board Chair

Joe Gibbons is a retired owner of Marketing Unlimited, a marketing, advertising and Public Relation Agency. He is a past Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Central MN Re-Entry Project. They assist ex-offenders who are returning to society in order to become responsible citizens. He is past Co-founder of the Community Furniture Program, which provides furniture to families in need, and a past Transitional Coordinator at Dream Center, which also helps individuals re-entry society. He is also a past Chairman of the Board of Director at Tri-Cap, a community Action Agency, that assists low income individuals and families.


Dave Chabot

Dave Chabot recently retired after thirty-six years with the Minnesota Department of Corrections. During this time he was a correctional officer. He also served for two years as a Chemical Dependency counselor, six years as a case manager and the last twenty years as a special supervision agent. Prior to this he worked at the St. Cloud Children’s Home. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He has been married to his wife Cathy for thirty-six years and they have two lovely daughters.


Beth Busse

Beth Busse past accomplishments include being a Career Counselor at Avivo, which is a a welfare to work program. She also did Behavioral Support work with St. Cloud Independent School District 742 helping children with behaviors in a school setting, Adult Targeted Case Manager/Shelter Plus Care Coordinator at Central MN Mental Health Center, helping adults integrate treatment and basic living skills while living independently, Behavioral Support at Children’s Home, Catholic Charities, Case Manager at Salvation Army Emergency Shelter, Ameri-Corps Vista, 2 years- Mentoring Children of Inmates (Catholic Charities) and Re-Entry Specialist (Central MN Re-Entry Project)



For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me. Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.

Matthew 25:35,36,45



Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

James 1:26