MAC Home

Temporary shelter for those in need.

Merrill Community Homeless Center, Inc.

Board Members

Mike Ravn - President

Mike Ravn President - Board Member since 2016

Retired Church Mutual Executive

I want to help our community meet the shelter needs of individuals facing a "rough patch" in their lives.

Mike Ravn
Dee Olsen

Dee Olsen Secretary / Treasurer - Board Member since 2016

Dee is the Executive Director of the Merrill United Way since 2011. United Way served as the fiscal agent for Merrill's first warming Center in late 2014 until May of 2016. She is the secretary treasurer for this organization.

Pastor Susan Christian

Pastor Susan Christian Board Member since 2016

Pastor Susan is the retired Pastor from Calvary Lutheran Church, Town of Pine River.

I have been involved in social justice issues for many years in the community that I have served. I have had friends and family that were homeless at one time in their lives. I wanted to be part of something that could help alleviate the problems of the homeless.

Pastor Susan Christian
Kathy Gruett

Kathy Gruett Board Member since 2016

Kathy has been a Merrill resident for many years working and raising her children in community. She is an active member of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church and serving on several commitees.

Having MAC Home available to those in need is close to my heart. I have personally known people who are homeless due to circumstances beyond their control. Thankfully, it was a for a short period of time, the need was there just as it is here now. Merrill is a very caring and giving community... Thats what Merrill does, it gives back!

Kathy Gruett
Don Heyel

Don Heyel Board Member since 2016

Don is Retired Tri State Manager - Wright Tree Service

My heart has driven me to help others in need in the community.   -   May God bless you and keep you.

Don Heyel
Sue Norenberg

Sue Norenberg Board Member since 2016

Sue has been helping the community with St. Vincent de Paul for the past 10 years.

I see the need for temporary housing in this community on a regular basis and I wanted to be a part of the positive change for all the residents in this area.

Sue Norenberg
Paul Wagner

Paul Wagner Board Member since 2018

Paul is employed at Lincoln Wood.

I like to help with the community needs, I am glad to be part of the board to help the homeless in the community.

Paul Wagner
Tom Zentner

Tom Zentner Board Member since 2019

Tom is a retired psychologist. He is a member of Merrill Area United Way Board and a member of the Merrill School Forest Friend’s Group.

I hope to help make the MAC Home a valuable resource for our town. Homelessness is a very real problem in our community - the need for a warming shelter and transitional living is dearly needed.

Tom Zentner

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