Board of Directors


Bill Barnhart

Bill has served on the board for 2 years and currently works as an attorney for State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, Illinois.  Prior to working for State Farm, Bill started and grew a successful pool construction business in New Mexico.  Bill’s wife, Debbie, is a volunteer at the PRC in Bloomington-Normal and they are actively involved in the ministries of East White Oak Bible Church.

Bob Goetting, Treasurer

Bob joined the board at the beginning of 2014 and brings a wealth of knowledge from his years working as a corporate and public accountant.  He recently became the Chief Financial Officer at A&R Mechanical Contractors Inc. in Champaign, IL.  Bob and his wife, Sally, are the proud parents of four adopted children, and worship together at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broadlands, IL.

Rev. Kim Ernst

Reverend Kim has been the head Pastor at Faith Fellowship in Fairbury since 1991. His wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Karen in Chatsworth. Kim previously served on the board for 6 years and recently returned after taking a mandatory year off from service.  He has been a friend of the ministry since its incorporation in 1985.

Nate Himes, COO, Secretary

Nate began as an intern in the Champaign PRC in 2008, mentoring men and couples along with his fiance at the time, Ashley.  Nate later joined the Board of Directors and was hired as an Executive Director in 2011 after graduating with a Master’s in Social Work from the Univ. of Illinois.  Nate, Ashley and their toddler son, Jack, worship at the Salvation Army Church in Champaign..

Carolyn Rasch, CFO

Since 1988, Carolyn has served as a volunteer, Assistant Director and Director of the Champaign PRC, and as the CFO since 2010.  Carolyn has been a member of the St. Joseph, IL community for over 20 years and worships with her husband of 36 years, Don, at Living Word Family Church where they have attended for 30 years.  She is the proud mother of 4 and grandmother of 8.

Sherry Sherwood, CEO

Sherry has worked for Living Alternatives since 2004 and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2009. The mother of three daughters, Sherry and her husband, Scott, are members of First Church of the Nazarene in Pekin, IL.

Daniel Stites, Chairman

“Danny” joined the board in 2016.  He has been a bank manager in Champaign for over 10 years and currently works for Midland States Bank.