Thank You for Your Support!

The Pine Rest Foundation exists to provide Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services with financial resources and community support so its ministry of love and healing in Christ's name can be enhanced and continued.

The Pine Rest Foundation was established in 1961.  The Pine Rest Foundation oversees a general endowment generated through annual membership gifts, proceeds from special events, bequests, and other outright or deferred gifts.

The Foundation's general endowment is funded by the generousity of our donors. The Foundation hosts a number of special events, including the Golf Classic and the Pine Rest Foundation Dinner, presenting the Jay Van Den Berg Leadership Award to individuals who have made significant contributions to Pine Rest and the Foundation through their leadership in giving of their time, talents, and resources. The Pine Rest Foundation is also the beneficiary of bequests and planned gifts (such as charitable remainder trusts or charitable gift annuities), and receives gifts of securities, real estate, memorial gifts, proceeds from individual trusts, and insurance policies.

For more information about the Pine Rest Foundation or to inquire about how you can support the work of the Foundation, please contact Teresa Newmarch,  Executive Director of the Foundation at 616-258-7520 or

Pine Rest Foundation Board of Governors:

Executive Committee:

  • Jeff Yonker, President
  • Steve Wert, Vice President
  • Peter Baldwin, Secretary
  • Jan Winters, Treasurer
  • Tim Schowalter

Board Members:

  • Peter Boumgarden
  • Peg Breon
  • Tony Campbell
  • Mark Eastburg, CEO, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
  • Samantha Howell
  • Suzanne Keep
  • Laurie Murphy
  • Teresa Newmarch, Executive Director, Pine Rest Foundation
  • Abbey Sladick
  • Allen VanderLaan
  • Gary Werkman

Pine Rest is grateful for the vision of the individuals who established the Foundation more than 50 years ago, and to all those past and present who have so generously supported the work of the Foundation that make these gifts possible.

Support the Pine Rest Foundation.