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A Smooth Transition

Harbor House Ministries has a new Executive Director, but she’s no stranger.  Renee Veltema took the reigns as the Executive Director of Harbor House Ministries July first.   Veltema has been with Harbor House Ministries from the beginning, serving on the board of directors since its inception in 2000.

Since 2004, Veltema has served as Administrative Assistant and Human Resource Director and played a key role in the administration as the ministry grew.   In February, the Harbor House Ministries board of directors unanimously voted to hire Veltema as the Executive Director upon the retirement of Jean MacDonald, who had served as Executive Director since 2004.

The succession planning of the board made for a smooth transition at Harbor House Ministries.  “I am excited to continue the great mission of Harbor House; to come alongside of the men and women we serve and provide opportunities to live life to the fullest,” explained Veltema.

Harbor House Ministries is grateful to Jean MacDonald for her leadership through the last decade.   Her wisdom and guidance brought the ministry from the very early days through the construction of two homes and the Cove Activity Center.   MacDonald is not leaving the organization.   She has agreed to serve on the Board of Directors.






"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

- MATTHEW 25:40