Meet the Board of Directors

Mark Donnelly
Mark Donnelly

Mark Donnelly was born in 1957 and raised in Eau Claire, WI. He is an entrepreneur and started his first business when he was 19 years old. Since then he has started or been a part of a number of different businesses ranging from several employees to several hundred. Realizing the emptiness of materialism, he dedicated his life to Christ in 1987.

In 1998 he and his wife Cindy founded Hope Gospel Mission. Mark is currently the President and part-owner of Crusts Unlimited, Inc. in Osseo, WI, which makes pizza crusts for frozen pizza manufacturers, pizzerias and grocery stores nationwide.

He and his wife Cindy both actively volunteer at HGM and their church. They have 3 children and live in Eau Claire.

Bruce Acomb
Bruce Acomb
Bruce Acomb is a retired member of the community. He has past experience in commercial property casualty underwriting for a major insurance company. Bruce has been part of the Hope Gospel team since 2008.
Rick Hendel
Rick Hendel

Rick Hendel was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in the Twin Cities. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1973 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting. His career in finance as a Controller was spent primarily in the food industry with The Pillsbury Company and ConAgra Foods. Rick relocated to Eau Claire in 1992 with ConAgra and is currently retired. He has served as an elder and leader in his local church and has served on the Hope Gospel mission board since 2009. He was active in coaching various youth sports in Eau Claire.

Rick and his wife Dawn have 9 children and 14 grandchildren. They currently reside in Eau Claire.

Jeff Eitreim
Jeff Eitreim

Jeff Eitreim graduated from Luther College with a B.A. in music education. He taught music for eight years and then worked for a major music company for several years. The combination of his experience in education, sales and marketing took him into the medical products industry where he spent nearly twenty years overseeing medical business distributorships around the world before retiring in 2007.

Jeff and his wife, Dianne, have three grown married children and nine grandchildren. He remains active in various musical organizations in the region by directing, singing and playing. He has been involved in mentorship with prison inmates as well as at HGM. He joined the HGM board of directors in 2014.

Tim Pabich
Tim Pabich

Tim Pabich was the owner and president of Royal Construction, Inc. from 1990 until 2015. After selling the business, he remained as vice president of project development for Royal Construction. Having been involved in several non-profit organizations in the Chippewa Valley, Tim feels very strongly about the mission and vision of Hope Gospel Mission and is excited to contribute to the future growth and continued success of the Mission.

Tim has been married to his wife, Denise, since 1981. They have three children and one grandson.

Mike Vold
Mike Vold

Mike Vold was born in 1960, and grew up in Eau Claire. After Graduation From UW Stout in Construction Management, Mike and his wife Jackie relocated to Wausau Wi, where Mike worked as an estimator for Sterling Homes. After 2 years, they moved back to Eau Claire and Mike has worked in Construction Management and Sales since.

Mike’s involvement in the Mission started with the remodel of the Farwell St location in 2000. He then served on the Board from 2004-2006. I am excited to be back and look forward to serving on the Board once again.

Mike and Jackie live in Eau Claire, and are members of a local church. They have 3 adult children, and 5 grandchildren.

Haley Wiedenhoeft
Haley Wiedenhoeft

Haley Wiedenhoeft was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Major in Middle Level Education. Her career started at Whitehall Middle School where she taught English for 5 years before deciding to stay home with her children full time. She has a heart for Youth Ministry and has served in many capacities from youth leader, to kids club coordinator on various mission trips.

Haley and her husband, Max, have two daughters. They live in Pigeon Falls, WI.

Steve Neumann
Ellen Scott