Board of Directors

Charlie and Debbie Chivers

Board President
Board Secretary

Tom Van Veen

Board Treasurer
A UW Eau Claire graduate, Tom works as the lead accountant for the Assemblies of God Wisconsin/Northern Michigan Ministries Network. Tom, and his wife, Lori, attended the Waupaca First Assembly of God Church.

Dale Hazard

Board Member
Dale has been the Senior Pastor at Augusta Assembly of God for the last 37 years. He also serves as an area Presbyter. Dale, and his wife, Sally, have been involved with Special Touch Ministry since its inception and Dale has served on the board for most of this time. During college, Dale and Sally were house parents for three men with intellectual disabilities, and to this day, they continue to have a soft spot in their heart for people with disabilities.

Jerry Bartoszewicz

Board Member
Jerry holds several credits to his Bachelor’s degree in business. He gave his heart to Jesus in 1977. Jerry received a degree in Pastoral Ministry in Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary in 2012. He serves as an elder with Grace Christian Fellowship. Jerry, and his wife, Sue have volunteered for many years with Special Touch Ministry Summer Get Away. Jerry has a heart for people with disabilities and continues to serve where able in Special Touch programs.

Gayland Hendrickson

Board Member
Gayland serves as the Missions director with the Assemblies of God Wisconsin/Northern Michigan Ministries Network. His responsibilities include oversight of World Missions, U.S. Missions and Church Planting. Prior to this, Gayland served as pastor of North Ridge Church in Marshfield.

Charlie Johnson

Board Member
Charlie is a native of Kentucky. He has been involved in the disability arena since the late 1980’s. He is owner and founder of the Law Offices of Johnson Crump, a firm specializing in Elder Law, Business Law, and Personal Injury. Charles and his wife, Tammy, have been involved in Special Touch for many years.