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

Heather Gates

Clearinghouse Coordinator

Cindy Pawley

Clearinghouse Coordinator

Michelle Steinmetz

Marketing + Communications Coordinator

Barbara Briggs

Product Mobilizer

Helga Hogya

Assistant Store Manager;
Centsible Furnishings

Stephanie Barton

Store Manager;
Centsible Furnishings

Michelle Prinzing

Case Manager;
Journey INC

Cole Hendrix

Product Mobilizer

Zachary Parker

Product Mobilizer

Geno Tolbert

Transport Team
Product Mobilizer

Board of Directors

Jill Esposito –
Chairman

Business Manager;
Trinity Lutheran Church

Rev. Bruce Dillman –
Vice Chairman

Associate Pastor;
Hope Lutheran Church

Ginger Wray –
Secretary

First Baptist Church at the Villages

Dr. James Keough

Pastor; The Congregational Church

Dr. Otis Lane

First Baptist Church at the Villages
John Lazo
Elder;
North Lake Presbeterian Church