Board of Directors
Dale Swanson has worked for Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 200 company and the world’s leader in motion and control technologies, since 1984. He started with the company as a college intern working in the engineering test lab and has advanced through many position within the Information Technology area. He is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and has a Master’s Degree in Operational Excellence from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business. He and his lovely wife Lori currently reside in Cleveland, OH.
Dale also served as a board member and chair of the MEMA’s (Motor and Equipment Manufacturing Association) IT Council.
Dale’s desire to be part of the International Center for Reconciling God’s Way (ICRGW) ministry started after he, his wife and two children moved to Modesto, CA and saw the ministry described in the church bulletin. Of course, this was all part of God’s wonderful plan as He just reconciled their marriage (a two-year crisis after 12 years of marriage) while living in Maine and miraculously moved them coast to coast.
His wife Lori was first asked to be part of the board of directors while another job opportunity with the company moved them from Modesto, CA to Cleveland, OH. In 2010, Dale was asked to join the board of directors. In 2013 Dale was voted as President of the ICRGW.
Dale’s favorite things to do is spend time with his grandchildren and traveling abroad with his wife Lori.
Michelle Williams is the co-founder of The International Center for Reconciling God’s Way, and co-author of ‘Yes, Your Marriage Can Be Saved’ and ‘Marriage 911: First Response’. She has been serving in ministry since 1991 and resides in Modesto, California.
Nichole Greer went to college at The Masters University and graduated with a bachelor degree in business management. She started working as the event planner for a local chamber of commerce in the Los Angeles area. From a young age, God had laid adoption and foster care on her heart, which led her to pursue her Masters degree at Liberty College in Human Services with an emphasis on Christian Leadership. This allowed her to learn more about social work and working with people as well as sharpening her leadership skills. A year later, through a series of events, God led Nichole to work for a national inner city ministry, World Impact, where the headquarters was located in downtown Los Angeles. She held the position of the Assistant Controller, which fit her previous accounting background. I t also allowed her to use her Human Services degree in a real way.
In 2012, Nichole relocated to the San Francisco area and got married. She now has two small children and has the privilege of staying home with them.
Nichole just recently joined the board as Treasurer and looks forward to being a part of Gods work in the important aspect of marriage.
Laura Nelson spent 15 years raising almonds and three children in the Central Valley of California. During this time she pursued a writing career and became a published author, chaired a number of committees, and led various youth and women’s groups. She and her husband ran a growing harvesting business until his death in 1988.
Laura then went back to college and obtained a Court Reporting Degree from Humphrey’s Law School in Stockton, CA. After graduation she was recruited by a large local church and became their Office Manager.
Seven years later Medical Ambassadors International invited her to develop their Human Resources Department, offering her the position of Director of Administration a year and a half later. In 2009 her role was changed to Vice President of Administration.
When the Lord blessed Laura with a second marriage to her current husband, Ron Nelson, they brought together a blended family. The challenges that ensued caused Laura to search for wisdom and tools to keep her marriage and family together God’s way. She took the International Center for Reconciling God’s Way (ICRGW) women’s study program with Michelle Williams along with an in-depth study of the book of Proverbs. Through God’s grace and with his truth in hand, Ron and Laura are marriage survivors and their children have grown to love one another. Laura joined the ICRGW Board from its inception and holds the role of Secretary.
Laura is a women’s Bible study leader at her church, and partners with women in prayer. Side hobbies include proofing books for friends, placing people and jobs together, traveling, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her twelve grandchildren.
Jeanne and Brock Hoyer have been married since Aug. 5, 1978. They have 3 married children and seven grandchildren. They both enjoy helping as table leaders for the Marriage 911 : First Response classes at the Modesto Free Methodist Church where they serve. Their hobbies include helping others and music. They have both travelled all over the country singing and leading music and have gone on several missions trips to the Philippines and Mexico together.
Jeanne leads worship and children’s choir at the Modesto Free Methodist Church, teaches piano, and also takes care of her 93 year old mother, who lives with Jeanne and Brock. She has a music education and piano pedagogy degree. In addition to helping in the church she has also taught piano for many years for beginning students through college classes. She has also taught K-12 vocal music in a public school and K-8 music in a private catholic school.
Brock has been a Free Methodist pastor since 1978 and has a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has planted two churches, supervised church planting in several states for the Free Methodist Church, and taught pastoral ministry classes at Spring Arbor University. He is the lead pastor at the Modesto Free Methodist Church.
As the board chair for Alternaterm since 2010 Lori Swanson brings 18 years of experience working in a non-profit women’s care clinic bringing compassionate care and resources to women who find themselves in unplanned pregnancies empowering them to choose life. Her career began as the Director of Community Education where she enhanced the abstinence curriculum and expanded the program for high school, middle school and health classes in colleges and universities. She and her team of medical professionals shared with thousands of students over the course of ten years. Lori also served on the Modesto Health Curriculum Review Board and was an active participant in the Central Valley Youth Pastor Network.
Lori moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 2008 and began serving as the Director of Client Services at Alternaterm Pregnancy Services. She soon became a board member and subsequent the acting Executive Director working to rebuild the near failing organization and restoring the original mission while pursuing her Master’s of Arts and Global Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary to enhance her mission leadership and professional development.
In 2004, Lori accepted an invitation to serve on the board of the ICRGW. Having gone through a marriage crisis of her own and God’s merciful intervention in saving her marriage, she found the tool taught by Joe and Michelle Williams to bring hope and healing and wanting to help expand the organization.
Lori has been married for 34 years and has 2 adult children and five beautiful grandchildren.
Joe Williams is a co-founders of The International Center for Reconciling God’s Way and co-author of ‘Yes, Your Marriage Can Be Saved’ and ‘Marriage 911: First Response’. Joe has been serving in ministry since 1991 and resides in Modesto, California.