Executive 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. As executive director Rev. DeWard will focus on strengthening existing missions, leadership training, donor development and expanding into new Michigan county jails. 



Director Emeritus: 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. After serving as Executive Director for 4 years, Bill will now be focused on strengthening donor relationships and working on special projects for FMM. 



West Region Director: Scott Hall

Scott joined Forgotten Man in April of 2018 after a 40-year career in the hardware distribution industry. He has also served in prison ministry for several years. Scott will be responsible for the oversight of 19 county jails currently served by FMM in West Michigan.


East Region Director: Darryl White

Darryl joined Forgotten Man in November of 2018. Darryl has made a career of assisting many non-profits to reach their full potential as well running his own business. Darryl will be responsible for the oversight of 15 county jails currently served by FMM in Eastern Michigan.



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 - Nathan DeWard


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

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