A big vision requires a team that leads with clarity. Meet our team!
Melissa is in her sixth year as Executive Director with a staff of nearly 70 and a $4 million budget. Her previous 11 years at Vision House were spent serving as Human Resource Manager. She has a passion for Leadership and Organizational Development with a focus on Servant Leadership. Melissa obtained a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the University of California and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. Melissa loves to travel, read, play golf, but most enjoys spending time with her husband Steve, their four kids and spouses, and two grandchildren.
Jeff has 32 years of experience in accounting and finance. He has a BS in Business Administration majoring in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. For 9 years Jeff worked as a CPA in public accounting serving a diverse client base including several non-profit organizations. The following 20 years he worked in investment banking for a fixed income broker dealer. His responsibilities included technical support to institutional accounts, compliance, and office administration.
James has more than 29 years of leadership experience working at a Christian non-profit in many different roles. He has led before and after school programs, run camps and retreats, and at times led a staff of over 100. He has done volunteer work with children in 4H and WA Junior Poultry and has been President of Christian Camping Conference Center Association North West. James enjoys working with people as well as teaching CPR and First Aid for the Red Cross. He has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Western Washington University.
Venetia is a native Seattleite, lives in Renton, and is smitten with her Cavalier Spaniel, Jasper. She has served as Development Manager at Vision House for eight years. Previously she worked in events management at Hopelink, missions in Russia with the Navigators, and retail banking with SeaFirst Bank. Believing generosity to be a part of everyone’s spiritual formation, Venetia delights in helping people on that journey. She loves gathering with friends, gardening, estate sales, and discovering connections with people. Venetia also leads a Bible Study for career women through Crossroads Bible Church, where she has attended since 1981.