Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
our vision and values
Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We work towards this vision, being Christ’s Hands and Feet, by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent and affordable homes. We have chosen to create opportunities for people to have sustainable housing by partnering with volunteers, donors, and corporations to break the cycle of poverty.
Since 1984, Habitat for Humanity of Boone County has been offering a hand up not a hand out enabling our partner families to achieve pride in home ownership working side by side with volunteers to build houses. We have built 64 homes helped over 200 hard working adults and children with their dream of housing stability.
Habitat for Humanity of Boone County is led by a volunteer Board of Directors that makes strategic and
long-term decisions for our affiliate in order to realize our vision of a Boone County without substandard housing.
Our Executive Director, Liz Qua, worked with the Habitat for Humanity Boone County Family Services team before accepting the Executive Director position. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and flew for the airlines for several years before choosing to stay home with her children. Liz has a heart for volunteering and has a variety of experience, serving both within HBHBC and additional service and charitable organizations in the greater Indianapolis area for the last nine years. She and her husband, Doug, live in Zionsville and have 3 grown children.
Kevin Schmidt is the President of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County. Kevin has been an active member of the financial industry for 37 years, having performed roles in advisory services, training and senior leadership. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, cum laude, from Greenville College, and has received additional leadership training at the Wharton School Institute. In addition to his work serving clients at Stifel Investment Services and the professional community, Kevin is also on the board of directors of The Villages of Indiana - a statewide organization focused on children’s needs and foster care and the past chairman and current board member of the Indiana Council for Economic Education. Kevin is an active member of the Zionsville Presbyterian Church.
Kate McGormley is the Vice President for the Board of Directors. Kate grew up in Carleton, Michigan and received a B.A. in English from the College of Wooster, and an M.A in Education from Michigan State University (MSU). Kate worked in higher education from 2005-2012. She took some years off after moving to Indiana and lead a MOPS group, volunteered in the schools, and got involved in her church, and now Kate is working again doing alumni relations for MSU. Kate's love of Habitat started when she was in high school and her youth group fundraised and built a house in her church's town. When she was in college, she did a public relations campaign for the local Habitat chapter, and when she arrived in Indiana she was thrilled to get involved with the Boone County chapter. Kate has led a women's build team for four years, enjoys fundraising, and has helped with the spring fundraiser for a few years as well. Kate has two sons, two dogs, a cat, and a hamster and has been happily living in Zionsville with her husband, Joel, since 2012.
Dan Puck is the Treasurer for the Board of Directors. Dan and his wife Jody are both Iowa natives and met while attending Iowa State University. After graduating and getting married they spent time living in Wisconsin, Tennessee and finally Indiana as they moved around with Dan’s employer, Dow AgroSciences. They have 2 grown sons who are both graduated and now happily out on their own. Dan retired from Dow after 32 years of service and as part of post-retirement life has a strong desire to increase the amount of time spent volunteering at great organizations such as Habitat for Humanity Boone County. Dan and Jody also cherish their church life at Zionsville Presbyterian Church where they have been active members for over 10 years.
Stacy Snively is the Secretary of the Board of Directors. Stacy grew up in Wabash, Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Industrial Management and Manufacturing. After college, she started her career at Eli Lilly & Company, in Finance and Pharmaceutical Sales. After meeting her now husband, Scott, Stacy moved to Chicago and worked as a National Development Manager for Paul Hemmer Companies, a commercial construction and real estate company. Stacy took some time off to raise her young family while also working for Habitat for Humanity of Boone County along side then Executive Director, Steve Furste. Stacy worked with Steve from 2010 to 2015. She is now a full time real estate broker at Century 21 Scheetz and joined the Habitat for Humanity Boone County Board in January 2018.
John Burkhardt is the chair of our Family Selection Committee and has been a loyal volunteer with Boone County Habitat for Humanity since 2009. John started working with Habitat to work with families and their finances. When an individual or family applies to our program people like John come alongside them to provide support, education and financial coaching. For the past 10 years John has served on our Board of Directors.
Rex Cheek moved to Zionsville in 1985 from St. Louis, MO. He and Darlene were married in 1991 and have three wonderful children together (Elliot, Laura, and John). He grew up in Evansville, IN and graduated from Bosse High School. After serving four years in the US Air Force , he graduated from Indiana University with a BS in business management. He worked for Ayr-Way/Target for 28 years, owned his own marketing company for five years, and was the director of retail operations for Kiwanis International for seven years. He worked on my first Habitat for Humanity house in 1993 and have been hooked from that point forward. He was a member of the original Tiger Team for the Greater Indianapolis HFH. He has been part of the Boone County HFH since 2018.
Bob Clark is an environmental and trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience. He has been named an Indiana Super Lawyer and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. Once he decided to slow down he turned his attention to his true passion - giving back. He co-founded Nokumbaya, Ltd., a not for profit that runs medical missions to some of the poorest countries in the world. He has served on the Board of Camptown, a local organization that serves disadvantaged youth through outdoor activities. With Habit for Humanity, he has been a budget coach, mentor, and part of the Repair program. Bob has two grown sons and two grandsons. An avid outdoorsman, he lives on 10 acres in rural Zionsville.
Brian Douglas became a Hoosier after graduating from Butler University in 1980. He has been a staff anesthesiologist at St. Vincent Hospital since 1988. Brian did his first Habitat blitz build in Americus Georgia in 2000, the resultant ZPC house was blessed by Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter. He recently joined Habitat Board, currently serves on The House That Beer Built team. He has a special interest in installation of hurricane clips, his clips were tested in a recent tornado in Lebanon, and passed. He and his wife Leigh Ann have three children, currently living in Michigan, Oregon and Texas. Brian hopes to engage in other Habitat missions as retirement arrives.
Glen Jourdan is a graduate of the University of Evansville and worked as an agricultural research chemist for Eli Lilly and Co. and then a laboratory manager for Dow AgroSciences. He is married to Susan and they have 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. As members of Central Christian Church, Lebanon, they participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge for 9 years with Central Christian young adults. These summer work trips were in collaboration with Habitat affiliates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee. As a family, they have volunteered with Boone Co. Habitat for Humanity [HFHBC] since moving here in 1993. Joining the HFHBC board in the fall of 2017, Glen will champion the Repair/Age in Place program.
Jim LaFayette is a midwest native; born and raised in Illinois, college and early career in Iowa, and career stops in Kansas and Minnesota before settling in Indiana over 30 years ago. He and his wife, Cindi, have raised four children in Boone County and now have six grandchildren (and counting). Recently retired from Roche Diagnostics where he was the Global Vice President of Logistics, Jim has given up the extensive international travel and now spends his time with the grandchildren, volunteering at Habitat builds and ReStore, maintaining their acreage north of Zionsville, and driving a school bus for the Zionsville School District.. He is a member of College Park Church and looking forward to serving in the role of board member for Habitat for Humanity - Boone County.
In addition to our Board of Directors, our Family Services Committee also plays an important role. The Family Services Committee is comprised of the Family Selection Committee and the Family Nurturing Committee. The Family Selection Committee is responsible for new applicant orientation meetings, reviewing applications, and selected a family to be presented to the Board of Directors for final approval for partnership. The Family Nurturing Committee is responsible for helping partner families through the home ownership process, addressing any questions, and making sure these families meet all partnership requirements, including sweat equity hours.