The Step Up leadership team consists of the board of directors and house manager. Our leadership team members represent various Christian churches in Muskegon County.
Dick Kamps (Board President) – is a surgeon who has served Muskegon area patients as a partner in Muskegon Surgical Associates for 30 years. During 15 of those years he served as president of that medical group, which is comprised of 8-10 physicians and 40 supporting employees. Those years provided significant experience in the successful management of a business and the personnel involved. His work of caring for people fulfills his life.
Calvin Davis– was a displaced youth who had to live with different family members after losing both parents while in high school. It took years of grieving, pushing through educational programs, and spiritual rebuilding to refocus his life. Serving others has been his saving Grace. He worked for Harbor Hospice for 17 years serving Muskegon County families experiencing death and dying and youth grief journeys through Camp Courage. Calvin went on to finish college earning a Business Administration degree and an Accounting degree. He gained experience serving youth and analyzing grants and programs as a Data Specialist with Webster House Youth Services. Calvin is now part of the management team of Harbor Hospice serving as the Office Supervisor and feels enriched to be able to contribute to the mission of Step Up.
Greg Grenevitch – has a deep interest in building communities for youth which use education, cultural engagement, personal challenges, and community connections to strengthen their relationships with Christ. Greg’s business experience over the past 42 years includes sales, manufacturing, distribution, and consulting. He operates his own business and has experience establishing a non-profit entity in the state of Michigan.
Pamela Jackson– is a Parole Manager with the Michigan Department of Corrections who for the past 4 years has provided Reentry Services to Michigan Offenders who re integrate back into the communities from which they came. Pamela is a wife and mother who always tries to be the person God intended her to be. Pamela believes that we should all be the person we needed when we were younger and be the change you want to see.
Lynn Kamps – has shared life for 40 years with young people as an elementary school teacher, mother, tutor, and mentor. For seven years she worked as the assistant to the youth pastor at Forest Park Covenant Church where she organized events and enjoyed life with junior and senior high school students. She is currently a friend and mentor of a young woman who has aged-out of the foster care system. In this role she has developed a mutually satisfying and growing relationship with Muskegon County Department of Human Services social workers and counselors who work closely with foster care teenagers and young adults.
William Lowry – owned and operated his own Muskegon business for 23 years. He has been and continues to be active in regional business policy and promotion through the Muskegon Area Chamber of Commerce. He shares his business wisdom by serving on a variety of boards and is past-president of the board at Goodwill. He also counsels aspiring entrepreneurs as a member of SCORE.
Carolyn Walker – is a surgical technologist who has served patients at Mercy Health Muskegon for 39 years. She also serves people in many ways as a mother, grandmother, and local church member. Carolyn delights in serving and caring for others.