Board of Directors



Rev. Jim Cook

Board Chair and Founder
Rev. Jim Cook is the rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Jim’s educational background includes a wide range of studies, from college and graduate degrees in journalism to a Master of Divinity degree.

Julie Keller

President and Founder
Julie Keller has worked in nonprofit and government organizations that serve children and adults in various ways. She has a graduate degree in nonprofit management and currently provides consulting services for nonprofits and other entities around the Twin Cities.

Ron McElhone

Ron McElhone was named CFO at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School in 2001, after working for 13 years in the New Jersey public school system. Ron and his wife live in Florida and are the parents of a son and a daughter.

Shannon Richter

Shannon Richter is active in volunteering and fundraising in Minnetonka Public Schools, Pet Haven, and other organizations that empower others to help themselves. Shannon has an MBA from the University of Minnesota, an M.S in Food Science from Kansas State University and a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University.