About Us

Supporting Churches That Want To Grow Their Capacity to Serve Families

Who We Are

The Family Leadership Initiative (FLI) is a family ministry resource designed to help strengthen families by serving Black, Hispanic, and Asian churches in Greater Grand Rapids. Churches that participate provide quality family time, programming for adults and children, parenting support, and faith formation to equip parents with tools for leading their family. The program invests in the healthy growth of children and families.

Our Vision

We are dedicated to helping build the capacity of churches in the greater Grand Rapids area to develop and support strong, healthy families.

Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation

Family Leadership is an initiative of the Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation. Check out some of the great work by organizations committed to helping youth and families in Greater Grand Rapids!

Our Team

  • Beryl Richards

    Program Manager, Operations

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  • Lynn Snelling

    Program Manager, Finance and Evaluation

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  • Mary Jones

    Program Coordinator

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  • Ukinya Hunter

    Program Coordinator

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