Executive Director: Bill Cariano

Bill is a veteran business executive with experience in both prison and jail ministry. Bill began his work with Forgotten Man in 2012 as the Director of Mission Advancement where he has worked to build relationships with supporting churches and individuals. As Executive Director, Bill seeks to strengthen existing missions, encourage chaplains and volunteers, and expand into new Michigan county jails. 



Assistant Director: Rev. Nathan DeWard

Rev. DeWard began working with FMM in 2014 after 16 years of working in ministry and non-profit settings. His professional life has included chaplaincy, recruiting, fundraising, church planting, and pastoring churches. Rev. DeWard is responsible for developing relationships with supporters through FMM's print, web, and other media communications. He assists the Executive Director in leader recruitment, hiring, and training.  



Board of Directors


President - David Ellis, Retired school administrator

Vice President-Herb Lantinga, Board Chairman-Notions Marketing

Treasurer - Dan Helmholdt, CPA/CEO Helmholdt & Co. LLP

Secretary - Linda Haveman, Licensed Professional Counselor, and consultant

Executive Director - Bill Cariano


Matthew Antkoviak - Attorney with Antkoviak & Antkoviak PC

Robert Ellis - Business consultant

Jay Kuiper - Retired business manager



Forgotten Man Ministries
3940 Fruit Ridge Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Tel: (616) 784-4620

Email: office@forgottenman.org

Forgotten Man Ministries is a tax-deductible 501 (c) (3) charitable religious organization.
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