Steve Ruschill - President
Marketing Technologist, SAP Customer Experience
"Hollis is the fullest expression of the outdoors in the middle of our big city. It is a place you can get away from the busy. It is the “outdoors in our backyard”.
Helping to keep this space here for all to enjoy is why I serve at Hollis."
Wilson R. Stafford - Vice President
Attorney at Law
"Why Hollis? We believe everyone needs to rest, relax, renew and retreat. To do so in a beautiful and welcoming natural setting enhances the experience. With Christian hospitality, we strive to make Hollis Renewal Center available and affordable to everyone who is open to enjoying its comforts and surroundings."
Rev. Peter Rehwaldt - Secretary
Interim Pastor, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)
"I see the world differently each time I am at Hollis (I'm surprised by God!); sometimes this happens through the site itself
(what I see on the trails, cozy fire in the fireplace in the winter, etc.), other times this happens through the event that brings me to Hollis,
and still other times it is my interactions with others (the people and relationships)."
Marianne Hunerdosse - Treasurer
Nazdar, Corporate Accountant
"My "why" is I want to help others by using my own talents to serve, as we can provide a peaceful place to gather, reflect and emotionally heal."
Kansas City Steak Co., Customer Service Manager
"I have always been passionate about outdoor ministries, and Hollis provides the opportunity for everyone, at any age,
to experience the joy and peace that comes with experiencing all God has to offer"
Music Educator, Retired
"WHY HOLLIS? A local space to experience the peace, and beauty God has created in nature.
Where we encourage kids to come share God's natural creation, especially with kids whose life situation has not exposed them to this nature creation."
Fundraising Consultant, Retired
"Time spent outdoors is vital to good health--physical, emotional, and spiritual. For many years, I’ve experienced and witnessed how Hollis builds healthy relationship between people and with God’s natural world. I am proud to support this place where all are welcomed. "
Retired, U.S. Corp of Engineers & Northrop Grumman
"Hollis is a place to relax and feel closer to God’s creations."
Triangle Sales, Vice President/Owner
"Why Hollis….better question is why not…Christian hospitality at its finest in a remote and secluded corner of the metro area where young and
old can unplug and relax while enjoying the surprises Mother Nature has to offer."
The board of directors defines the vision and direction of Hollis Renewal Center.
Directors of the Board are elected by partner congregations at an annual meeting each year.
Directors serve three year terms, which are renewable. Positions are voluntary.
Dave Mareske - Executive Director
Dave is responsible for overseeing the vision and direction of Hollis Renewal Center.
He manages the day-to-day operations of the center and travels frequently to promote Hollis within the extended community.
He and his family live at the center.
Dave cherishes welcoming the next guest to Hollis, believing they bring something to the table that helps complete our space that we hold together. By encouraging the guest to set the table for the next, Hollis creates a cycle of community care-taking for Hollis and beyond.
This vision creates a space where all people can find place to pause from their daily grind, invite nature, friends, family
and God into that pause to create a place for retreat, rest and renewal.
Erin Tieman - Office Manager
Erin specializes event coordination, communication and social media.
Dave Lawrence - Grounds Keeper
Dave oversees our grounds keeping and maintenance.
Hollis Renewal Center
11414 Kansas Avenue
Kansas City, Kansas 66111
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