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The History of the Loveland Inter-Faith Effort


L.I.F.E. was organized in 1998 by a group of individuals supported by area churches and the Loveland-Symmes Fire Department as a food pantry to serve clients in the Loveland School District. The organization obtained 501(c)3 status and is now supported by 9 area churches, the Loveland Schools, area businesses, and the community at large.

Our main focus continues to be the Food Pantry. On average, 140 families, or about 375 individuals, visit the pantry each month. Eligibility for our programs is based on Federal guidelines using an income to family size ratio. Most of our pantry items come from individual contributions and local food drives. In an effort to target what is needed at the pantry, a weekly e-mail is sent to over 130 community individuals and several churches. To sign up to receive the weekly e-mail, contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

L.I.F.E. continues to expand programs to fit the needs of our client base. For more information on the services L.I.F.E. offers, see the Programs page.

L.I.F.E is governed by nineteen Board of Directors representing the following member organizations:

  • Community of Christ Church
  • Epiphany United Methodist Church
  • First Missionary Baptist Church
  • Loveland Christian Church
  • Loveland Presbyterian Church
  • Loveland United Methodist Church
  • New Hope Baptist Church
  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
  • St. Columban Parish
  • Loveland City School District and the community at large.
  • Beth Adam Congregation

L.I.F.E. is overseen by a Board of Trustees who meet annually, and a Board of Directors who meet six times a year.

Current Trustees
Vern Foster - Community of Christ Church

Paulette Leeper - Executive Director, Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce

Reverend Dr. Timothy McQuade - Pastor, Loveland Presbyterian Church

Current Board Members

  • Carolina Maurer    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    President
  • Sue Petrus    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Vice President
  • Kathy Schroeder    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
    Secretary
  • Linda Paduk   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Treasurer
  • Chris Rubenstein     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Pantry Director
  • Deborah Camper    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Tim Carnahan        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Lori Texiera           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Vern Foster          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sylvia Grace         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Nan Dillon            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Betty Hays            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Holly Kern            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Karen LaCroix       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Ken McPhillips       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Marjorie Pitts        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Scott Pawlikowski   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Lisa Wassell          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Our Pantry Director is Chris Rubenstein. Our Food Drive Coordinator is Kathy Schroeder. You can contact any of our staff, Trustees or Board Members by calling 513-583-8222, or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it