Board of Directors
Mark Wilson, President
Mark worships with the Northeast Church of Christ where he had served for many years as an Elder. His career includes working at Fermi 2 in Performance Engineering. As a child, his family went to the Romeo Home for the Aged to conduct services and visit the elderly residents. From that time forward he has had a desire to follow God's desire for us to serve the elderly.
Michael Messier, Vice President
Michael worships with the Northeast Church of Christ where he is a Deacon. He coordinates the finances/budget process as well as the insurance. Michael also is in charge of the ushers at our church. He is a broker/owner of Real Estate Professional Services, Inc. which has Utica and Southfield, Michigan. For the last 32 years he has specialized in the marketing and sale of religious, educational and institutional real estate. His parents were instrumental in helping to locate the Care Center to its current location. Michael grew up in a family where the Care Center was considered an important physical and spiritual asset to our community. He has always had a desire to help the elderly and the less fortunate, and serving on the board of the Care Center has given him an opportunity to serve and honor our senior citizens by providing a warm nurturing environment for them. Michael has seen firsthand the level of care provided and it has been a tremendous source of pride that he can in some small way be a part of helping this underappreciated and underserved part of our community. He has had the opportunity to refer several of his extended family members (uncles and cousins) to the Care Center. His cousins were so grateful for the care that their parents received and they continue to sing the praises of our facility. Mike believes this campus is a shining example of an asset to our community that continues to serve as an agent of change that can positively affect the lives of our seniors through a shared vision of reaching out and helping others. He says, "It is an honor and a blessing to serve this facility."
Tom Cardwell, Treasurer
Tom worships with the Northeast Church of Christ and has been a Deacon and the church Treasurer for many years. He currently works with Lochbridge, an IT services company. The Care Center is a return of the compassion, love and caring for our elderly who have spent their loves in compassion, loving and caring for their families and others.
John Magness, Trustee
John Magness worships with the Roseville Church of Christ where he has been an Elder for over 30 years. It is through church work that he has become familiar with the Church of Christ Care Center. He has been in the tire business all of his adult life and presently runs a commercial outlet doing mostly truck work. He strongly supports the Care Center for he has observed good work being done. Now, as one of our board members, he appreciates even more the sacrifice and loving care which goes into caring for the Center's residence. The Care Center is biblically based and fulfills the command to care for the elderly. As those in our community and nation become older, the need to care for the elderly will become even greater. Faith-based facilities like the Care Center will be more in demand. Their value is relevant today and will be critical in the years to come.
John Swantek, Trustee
John worships with the Lake Orion Church of Christ in Lake Orion, Michigan where he is one of the Elders. He serves and cares for our community of believers as we follow Christ. He has worked in the field of fluid handling for 40 years and the VP of Sales for his company. John develops marketing strategies for pump manufactures to ensure sales and financial growth.
James wrote in James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."
John believes that the work of caring for the aged is God's work. He has called John to do his part for those who cannot care for themselves. He has been blessed with the opportunity to serve these beautiful people at the Care Center by providing wisdom and good judgment to help ensure they have a place they can call home. A place filled with the patience, compassion, love and excellent health care. It is a place filled with moms and dads. People who are no different than his mom and dad before they passed on. People who need help in making sense of the changes in their life as they reach their twilight years. God calls all of us to honor our fathers and mothers in Deuteronomy chapter 5. Working with the Care Center is an extension of John's responsibility to honor his parents and beyond to those who may not be honored by their own family. It matters to John that Care Center residents are reminded by staff that God loves them and is with them. God will give them peace now and hope for the future. The Care Center is a partner with the many services the aged can receive in the northeastern suburbs of Detroit. It's a place where Christian principles are lived and shared with every resident. A place that is safe for its residents and employees. Church of Christ Care Center is a good employer and responsible member in our community.