STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anne Marie Noble, Executive Director
Anne Marie Noble is married to John Noble, has two grown daughters, and attended classes at KSU. Anne Marie is the Executive Director of The Haven of Portage County. From 2010 to 2017, Anne Marie was the Director of Emergency Outreach Services for Family & Community Services and her responsibilities included managing the Center of Hope, supervising the County Clothing Center and Kent Social Services. For 10 years she was the Director for National Service Programs including AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Companion, Foster Grandparent and Retired Senior Volunteer Programs (RSVP). Prior to joining the family of F&CS, Anne Marie was employed at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities as the AmeriCorps Program Director.
Chris Rucker, Program Director
Chris Rucker is the Program Director of The Haven of Portage County. He’s been married for 21 years and has 2 sons. He has been a resident of Portage County since 2010. Chris is a veteran of the United States Army and he served in Desert Storm. Prior to moving to Rootstown Ohio he served as a deacon at Eastside Christian Reform Church in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Chris has passion for helping people and is committed to helping our clients maintain stable housing through our program.
Debra owns her own law firm, representing Northeast Ohio debtors in Consumer Bankruptcy cases and related matters. Debra and her firm treat clients with integrity, compassion and respect during this very difficult time in their lives. She has a degree in financial planning and earned her Juris Doctorate at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Debra has a passion for helping people who are homeless and in need and actively participates in outreach ministries.
Kristine is a general dentist with a private practice in Alliance, Ohio. She is a member and deaconess at Portage Community Chapel and serves there in Women's ministry, local and abroad outreach, and leading Bible studies. Kristine is trained by Rahab Ministries to mentor and work with women who are victims of human sex trafficking and for six years she has served as a short term missionary dentist to the people of the Dominican Republic. Kristine hopes her experience owning and operating her own business for the past 17 years is something God will use to contribute to the Haven of Portage County.
Tim Miller and his wife, Rebecca both grew up in Portage County and are raising their own family here. Tim earned a Bachelor's degree in Aviation Business Management in Aerospace Design from Kent State University just as the airline industry crashed, so he took his degree and continued working in construction after graduating. He has 25+ years' experience in residential and commercial construction and came to work full time at Portage Community Chapel as the Missions/Administrative Pastor in 2012.
Tim has a passion for outreach and has been the local and global missions’ directors at PCC for over 20 years.
Barry is the Pastor Emeritus of Portage Community Chapel. He has a Bachelors and Master of Divinity degree from Grace College and Seminary. Prior to seminary he served six years at Camp Carl. He served eighteen months as youth and young marrieds pastor at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Mt. Morris, Michigan. Barry was Lead Pastor at PCC for 38 years and as Pastor Emeritus spends his ministry time doing visitation, developing and teaching classes in the Berean School and occasionally preaching. Barry and his wife, Eileen, have two grown daughters, seven amazing grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Joyce is married to Dan Cavanaugh and both were born and raised in Mantua Ohio. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. Joyce has been a business owner, an office manager, and is an advocate for the homeless with an eye on a better, brighter, more hopeful future for all of us.