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Meet our Board of Directors

Lawana Martin, President Lawana Martin, President

Introduction coming soon …

Rick McRostie, Board Member Rick McRostie, Vice President

Rick began teaching in the New Life Discipleship Program in 2014 and it brings him great joy to see the power of God’s Word and the work of the Holy Spirit change the lives of so many men and women. He joined the ERM Board in 2022 and is currently the vice president.

After 29 years as Senior Pastor at First Covenant Church of Eureka, he retired in August 2019. He and his wife Helen, participate in the Fortuna Senior Hiking Group each Friday and enjoy exploring the beauty of God’s creation in Humboldt County. They have two married daughters and three grandchildren, with whom they stay in contact through Zoom and in person visits.

Mike Fuller, Secretary Treasurer Michael Fuller, Secretary/Treasurer

Mike has been with the Mission since 2013 when he became a teacher at “The New Life Discipleship Program.” He is very passionate about being part of a ministry that sees the lives of men and woman completely transformed over a one-year period. In his own words: “Discipleship is not the final goal; the ultimate goal of a disciple of Jesus is to help others become disciples.”

Mike became a Board Member in 2018 and was elected Secretary/Treasurer in 2019. Mike has become invaluable in his role in this position by keeping detailed notes during each meeting.

Richard Waters, Board Member Richard Waters, Board Member

Retired from the Pacific Lumber Company, he has devoted 50 years to ministry, serving both as Youth Pastor as well as Senior Pastor.

Since attending Bible school in 1961, Richard’s whole life has been dedicated to teaching the Bible. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, yardwork, and connecting with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren via FaceTime.

Richard Waters has been teaching the Bible at the New Life Discipleship Program for 10 years and has been serving as a board member for 7 years.

Wendy Belisle, Board Member Wendy Belisle, Board Member

Wendy was born in Fortuna, but spent her childhood growing up in Orleans on the Klamath River. She returned to Humboldt county in 2007 and is now married with 3 beautiful children and 6 grandchildren.

Wendy works at Ray’s Food Place in Fortuna part time. She has been there 5 years and thoroughly enjoys getting to know the community.

Over the course of her life Wendy has been involved in different ministries and is now blessed with having the privilege of being on the board of directors at the Eureka Mission and seeing the Mission help so many! Mostly, Wendy loves Jesus!