Board of Directors

Bruce Berry – Secretary

Bruce Berry a great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery succeeded his grandfather, Merrill H. Berry, on the Board of Directors in May of 1976. As a young man Bruce felt a drawn to law enforcement but ultimately was called into business as a partner at Berry Saw Mill in Cazadero, California where he worked for over 58 years. Bruce has been a tremendous asset to Home of Peace since he joined the board. He serves justly and with integrity and his character and judgement are testimonies of his faith.

Kathleen Dombrowski – Board Member

Kathy serves on the board of the Home of Peace after serving as the Executive Director from 2011 to 2022. Previously she worked for AT&T and later as the CEO of Galilee Enterprise. Prior to joining Home of Peace she served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Redwoods, Alliance Women of the Central Pacific District, Home of Peace of Oakland (treasurer), Mike Silva International, and the Simpson University Trustee Board. Kathy was an industry leader and early adopter of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She lead Southwestern Bell’s GIS team to produce maps for strategic and tactical planning and has been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley and a frequent guest speaker at GIS conferences around the world.

Now, Kathy continues to provide support as a Board Member and enjoys leading bible studies at church, volunteering as a Sunday School teacher, helping at the church food pantry, and serves with her husband on their church’s development committee.

Maria Jack – Board Member

Maria joined the board of the Home of Peace in 2020. She has faithfully served the Lord in the Bay Area for many years.

Rick Hall – President/Chairman

Rick joined the Board of Directors on March of 1994 and has served as chairman since March of 1998. Rick hall grew up in the Bay Area and attended St. John’s University in New York City, then graduated from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Rick served on Active Duty in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1996, then worked for Scott Paper Company while on active Reserve. In 1974 Rick returned to the Army as a full time Army Reservist until he retired in 2000. Following his Army service rick worked for the County of Sonoma until 2014. Rick currently serves as a Ruling Elder and Clerk of the Session at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Santa Rosa, California. His enthusiasm for ministry service to the Home of Peace never goes unappreciated.

Kawika Kelly – Executive Director

Kawika (k-uh-V-EE-k-uh) brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to the Home of Peace ministry. Kawika was born and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. During high school Kawika devoted his life to God and felt called to pursue a life of ministry and service. Kawika holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is currently finishing a Bachelor’s in Ministry. Prior to joining the Home of Peace, Kawika worked as a Crisis Therapist and most recently as the Director of Supported Employment for an Oakland non-profit. Kawika is joined by his wife Reina and they are both eager to use their skills, knowledge, and faith to lead the Home of Peace ministry.

Eileen White – Treasurer

Eileen White has been coming to the Home of Peace since 1994. Eileen was born and raised in Redding, California where she currently lives with her husband Chris. After being saved at the age of 8, Eileen has enjoyed working in volunteering in ministry in addition to her work as registered nurse in the State of California. She currently teaches aquatics at her local YMCA. She and her husband attend Risen King Church where they facilitate a Grief Share ministry for those dealing with the loss of a loved one. Eileen and Chris serve in ministry side by side and have experience as Sunday school teachers, marriage mentors, missions leaders, financial ministry facilitators, and are always eager to jump in and serve. In her spare time Eileen enjoys traveling with her husband, playing violin, and watercolor painting.

Honorary Board Members

Bea Berry

Loren Berry

Dick Taylor

Joseph Dombrowski

Chris White

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