Board of Directors

Charlie and Debbie Chivers
Board President
Board Secretary

About Us

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.


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.


Dennis Hodgson
Board Member

Dennis Hodgson worked in many different departments and positions before retiring from John Deere Horicon Works. He is a former board member of Mayville Assembly of God church. In the early years, Dennis Hodgson and his wife, Joan (prior to her Alzheimer’s diagnosis), were instrumental in bringing the ministry of Special Touch Summer Get Away to people all over the world. Dennis has served as a Summer Get Away Tech Team volunteer, program manager, caregiver, and worked with the Special Touch Beaver Dam Chapter.