DaNita Carlson was the Vision Carrier for Love INC of South Wood County; developing a team in late 2015. She loves seeing how God transforms lives through fellowship with others. “Relationships are powerful. A Christ-like relationship, filled with love and acceptance, can help people overcome any obstacle or challenge they are facing. Love INC will be the catalyst for relationships that promote fullness in all areas of people’s lives. ” DaNita has over 25 years of experience working in the South Wood County area. In this time, she’s learned one person can make a difference, and a group of people can be a strong force for positive change in a community. DaNita considers it an honor and privilege to serve her community through Love INC.

Deb Skerven

Deb Skerven learned about Love INC in 2015. As a follower of Christ, she knew that loving others was central to the Christian Faith. Jesus commands us to “Love one another as He has loved us” (John 15:12). Love INC shares the love of Christ with our neighbors and gives hope to those who are hurting. She is excited to be a part of Love INC of South Wood County and to see how God is going to work to make all things new in our community.


We’re looking for a few talented people interested in sharing their unique abilities, talents, and gifts. This bundle of talents is God given; making you who you are and setting you apart from others.


Richard Merdan started out in 2016 on the Development Board. He was moved by Christ’s directive to “love your neighbor” (Mark 12:31) and has found in Love INC the model by which to live out this command ecumenically with other denominations.
Paula Graves became a board member in January 2018. Paula has served alongside her pastor husband for twenty years and was frustrated that giving to those in need only seemed to put a band-aid on their situation. Paula is excited that Love INC provides a way to meet the needs of the community through relationship. She says, “I think its great that the churches can come together to be the hands and feet of Jesus.”
Paul Liebherr was a member of the original Love INC of South Wood County Development Board. He believes Love INC will be used by God as a catalyst in our communities, uniting churches in a purposeful way and transforming the lives of people living in South Wood County.
Jonna Kronholm started on the Love INC Board in September 2017. Jonna is drawn to Love INC’s mission “Mobilizing Christian Churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ.” Jonna thinks the concept of uniting the efforts of churches to make a difference in other’s lives is so wise. She is excited to think that through these efforts, people will be encouraged to make positive changes in their lives.
Matt Casper was first introduced to Love INC through DaNita Carlson. When he learned how Love INC was connecting our Churches to be the “hands and feet” or Jesus, it seemed like a natural fit to be a part of the body of Christ in that way. He is looking forward to seeing how the Lord will continue to use Love INC to draw people to Him.
Dave Mickelson has been in the ministry for 37 years. Dave was on the Development Board of Love INC of South Wood County since its inception in April 2016. As he was introduced to Love INC, he realized there are some components which will very effectively help people out of the challenges they face. There are two areas which drew him to Love INC: 1) transformation individually as well as community wide and 2) getting to the root of the problems people face.
Donna Dewitt became a member of the Board in September 2017. She was introduced to Love INC in June 2017 through a presentation held at her church. She was drawn to Love INC by its core values, in that everything we think, say, and do is in the name of Christ. Donna was intrigued by the clearinghouse process to carefully screen those in need to identify the root cause of their problems and then work toward solving them. “I look forward to the partnership of local churches addressing these needs in Christian love and kindness, and having a profound impact on our community.”
Phyllis Neahous was introduced to Love INC in the spring of 2019 by the Pastor of her church. She became a Board Member thereafter. She was drawn to Love INC because of its strong Christian values and the idea of mobilizing Christian Churches to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ. She is looking forward to working with Love INC as it moves into the future and continuing to see its impact in the community.
Dave Ecke became a board member in August 2018. Dave first heard of Love INC at a Parish Council meeting and became convinced this ministry was God’s answer to prayer for our community. He believes as Love INC unites and mobilizes the Body of Christ we will be able to better serve the needs in our community as we share the light and love Christ has for each of us.
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Penny Antell learned about Love INC through the Heart of Wisconsin Leadership Program. Upon discovering the goal of Love INC was to "teach a man to fish" and provide a hand-up vs. a hand-out, she felt God propelling her forward to get her own hands on deck. There is nothing more important a person can do than to help lift another through teaching him to help himself. Through teaching, each person gains a sense of worth and a "can do it" attitude. This provides a blessing to the giver and the receiver both.



Church partnerships are essential to Love INC. Without church partners, there is no Love INC affiliate. Each Love INC partner church joins with other local Christian churches to provide prayers, volunteers and finances for the operation of Love INC.

If you are a Church Partner that would like to make a referral, click below click below or email clientcare@loveincswc.org.

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We collaborate with other agencies and organizations, working together to make a difference in our communities.

If you are Community Partner that would like to make a referral, click below or email clientcare@loveincswc.org.

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Our volunteers are the heart and soul of Love INC. Each volunteer's heart beats to serve people who need help.

Volunteering through Love INC is more than simply completing a task. It's a way to give back to your community and see lives transformed. Join us by using your God-given gifts and abilities to make a difference.

“Each of you should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms”

1 Peter 4:10 NIV


Join us! We believe that God has uniquely wired you with abilities, gifts and strengths. We're looking for people who are willing to share their time and talent to make a difference in our community.


  • All Volunteers must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be in agreement with the Apostles' Creed.

  • There may be additional requirements depending on the Volunteer position.