UFM Board

Current Board of Directors

John “Jack” Boyko Jr., President  – Current Board President Jack (John) Boyko has been on the UFM Board since 2009. He has been an attorney for 40 years and has served in various capacities with local urban ministries for more than 30 years. He and his wife Joan have three married children and have been blessed by close relationships with several UFM kids. They have been active members of Calvary Non-denominational Church in Grand Rapids for over 25 years. In his spare time Jack enjoys skeet and trap shooting, revving up his chainsaw, and beating hapless opponents in basketball games of H-O-R-S-E.

 

Daniel LewisDaniel has been at Urban Family Ministries since the age of 5. Urban Family has been a stable force in his life allowing him to grow in his faith through Super Saturday, mentor opportunities, and helped him get a great education by going to a private Christian school.  He has been serving on Urban Family Ministries board since 2015.  Daniel stays busy being a husband and a dad to two children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barb Thomas – Barb is a long-time member of the Grand Rapids urban community.  She understands what families face when they are forced to live in poverty-stricken neighborhoods.  Barb’s life didn’t take a “traditional” trajectory but after time,  she realized she was not going in the right direction and was able to complete her education  She now holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Grand Valley State University.  Barb is a mom, grandma, and great-grandma.  Her passion is to be a light in a dark place for others to come to know Jesus by helping others.  Her desire to hold a board position was “because UFM is a faith-based agency that serves our community sharing the love of God.  I can be a part of bringing change to our community.”  Barb joined the board in 2021.

 

 

 

  

Danielle Eerdmans has lived in the Grand Rapids area her entire life.  Several years ago she learned of UFM and the necessary work they were doing in urban Grand Rapids.   God has filled her with a special love and passion for UFM.  Danielle loves how individual people are being the hands and feet of Christ’s love, using their life experiences and gifts to build other individuals up, who may then in turn give someone else a helping hand. Danielle volunteered in the After-School Bible Club when it first started.  As her family continued to grow, she took time away to raise her and her husband’s five kids.  She is excited to join back into the mission of UFM.    Danielle joined the board in 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Rinzema is a recently retired business owner and now volunteers his time and energy by serving on several local non-profit ministry boards.  His passion is using the skills and knowledge he was blessed to be able to learn during his business career to help Christian ministries become more effective at accomplishing their Kingdom mission.  He and his wife Diana attend Ada Bible Church, have two married Children and four grandchildren, and enjoy spending time at their cabin in northern Michigan.