Our Mission + Vision

Love INC of the Heart of Florida 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 Florida 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.

Our Staff

Dana Parker
Executive Director
Julia Coppock
Associate Executive Director
Kristen Mann
Clearinghouse Coordinator
Michelle Steinmetz
Executive Administrative Assistant
Barbara Briggs
Volunteer & Product Mobilizer
Helga Hogya
Assistant Manager;
Centsible Furnishings
Kari Eary
Customer Service;
Centsible Furnishings
Linda Bridgewater
Customer Service/Cashier;
Centsible Furnishings
Dottie Blankenship
Product Mobilizer
Jonathan Smith
Product Mobilizer
Michelle Prinzing

Case Manager;
Journey INC

Cate Frantz

Case Manager;
Journey INC

Board of Directors

Michael Coppock – Chairman
Associate Minister of Worship; Fairway Christian Church
Dr. James Keough –
Vice Chairman
Pastor; The Congregational Church
Gail Raber –
First Baptist Church at the Villages
Jill Esposito –
Business Manager;
Trinity Lutheran Church
Mabe Fink –
Hope Lutheran Church
Rev. Bruce Dillman

Associate Pastor;
Hope Lutheran Church

Ginger Wray
First Baptist Church at the Villages
John Lazo
North Lake Presbeterian Church
James McKeithan
North Lake Presbeterian Church