Staff picture outside the Christian Care building

About Us


Frank Roe
Executive Director

Cindi Gramenz
Operations Manager

Angela Timm
Finance-Officer Manager

Marketing & Events Specialist- TBD

Resident Services Manager

Richard Spencer
Street Outreach Services

Angela Potenzo
Service Coordinator-Mission

Shannon Murphy
Service Coordinator-Martha’s House

Estephan Briones
Food Services Coordinator

Client Advocates

Sherry Dore
Zavery Johnson
Edward Maxwell
Kayla Spooner
Steve Vernon

Board Members

Mike BraggMike Bragg - President I retired from John Deere Parts Distribution Center after 34 ½ years. My wife Pam and I live in Carbon Cliff. We have three children and four grandchildren, and attend St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colona.

Bruce PetersonBruce Peterson - Vice President and his wife Sue are former owners of Navarro Canoe Company, located next to Christian Care in Rock Island, IL. They have three children, Kristin, Jessica and John, along with five grandchildren.

Bob SwansonBob Swanson - Treasurer is a retired attorney, teacher, and athletic director. He served 14 years as Rock Island Athletic Director, 12 years in private law practice, and taught at the high school and college levels. Bob and wife Debbi have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is active in Rotary, Rock Island-Milan Booster Club, and the Rock Island Girls Softball League. Bob and Debbi reside in Rock Island.

Nicole MartyNicole Marty - Secretary works at Genesis Health System as a project manager. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling to new places with her 3 sons. She is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rapids City and volunteers teaching 7th grade Confirmation there.

Dale HendricksDale Hendricks is a retired Navy Captain and a retired John Deere engineer. Dale and his wife, Alison, live in Davenport. He is a member of Trinity Anglican Mission in Rock Island. His son and daughter in law and two grandchildren live in Cleveland, Ohio.

Steve PetersonPastor Steve Peterson has been at the helm of Elim since Spring of 2014. Steve comes from a very diverse background working in churches and the missions field alongside his wife, Elizabeth and their children rachel, Abigail, and R.J. Steve current volunteers as a chapel speaker for the Rescue Mission.

Dean SuttonDean Sutton is a retired attorney, married to Darcie who is a retired teacher, with two children and six grandkids. He began his career working in legal assistance for low income folks and ended the same way, although in volunteer work. Thirty plus years in private practice separated the two stints. They are active members of Christ United Methodist Church in East Moline.

John McEvoy, Jr.John McEvoy, Jr John is a retired SVP/COO of Quad City Bank & Trust after 46 years in the banking sector. John and his wife Geralyn live in Rock Island. They have three children, one son and two daughters, and six grandchildren. We are very fortunate in that they all live here locally in the Quad Cities! John also serves on the Rock Island Parks and Recreation Board and the Friendship Manor Marketing Committee. John was involved in Rock Island Girls Softball for 28 years, and he is a current member of the Rock Island Evening Lions Club.

Kimberly MayeskiKimberly Mayeski is a recent retiree after a 32 year career. Kim's employment started with the United States Forest Service in Pocatello, Idaho as a GIS (Geographic Information System) analyst, then worked for SIMPOT implementing Precision AG and GIS. These experiences led to a position at John Deere in 2000 as part of an effort to provide producers with farm management tools using these technologies. Kim has had various IT, Business and Management roles during her 23 year career with John Deere.

Kim's focus is now on volunteering in the community. These volunteer activities include tutoring at Project Renewal, certified CASA (court-appointed special advocate), working at Cinderella Cellar and participating on multiple boards.

Kim and her husband Mark live in Bettendorf, IA and are the parents of two girls. Madelyn (23) is in her first year of graduate school at the University of Iowa and Maya (20) is a Junior at Cornell College.