Love INC of Clay County
2050 Plumbers Way; Suite 160
Liberty MO 64068
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 994-6927
Fax 816- 781-3261
Mission Statement
Love In the Name of Christ of Clay County exists to bring Christian churches together to help the poor in coordinated, tangible ways that demonstrate God's love.
CEO/Executive Director David Rathbun
Board Chair Andrea Gomez
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hallmark Cards
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1990
Former Names
Love INC of Clay County
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
To donate:
  • Mail check to Love INC of Clay County, 2050 Plumbers Way, Suite 160, Liberty, MO 64068
  • Go to web site at www/ and select "Donate" tab
  • Use PayPal.Me/loveincofclaycounty
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Love In the Name of Christ of Clay County exists to bring Christian churches together to help the poor in coordinated, tangible ways that demonstrate God's love.
Background Statement
Love INC National began in Holland Michigan in 1977 to help network churches with area agencies serving the poor.  Love NC of Clay County began in 1990 as a network of churches providing information to families in need.  It has now grown into a clearinghouse for poverty services, a provider of emergency services, and an organization that follows up on clients to ensure further needs are met.
Love INC serves more than 400 individuals each month with an average of $5,000 of in-kind assistance with personal care and household cleaning items and $5,000 in rent and utility assistance each month.
In addition, Love INC has a referral network of over 300 low income and poverty assistance program, services, and organization serving Clay County.  Love INC is a member of the Northland Community Services Coalition, Mid American Assistance Coalition, with accounting and payroll services provided by Support KC.  Addition resources are provided through partnerships with Giving the Basics, Happy Bottoms, and Hillcrest Hope.  Love INC currently has 25 church partners who provide ongoing referral and financial support.
Impact Statement

Clearinghouse Ministry maintains information on resources available to people in need through community agencies, and church outreach ministries.

Emergency Financial Assistance Ministry provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families facing eviction from their home or apartment or the shut-off of their utilities.
Gap Ministry that fills any unmet need or “gaps” in community services for people in need. The primary focus is a Personal Care Pantry that provides our clients with the opportunity to receive personal care items with dignity.
Prayer Ministry, a way of living out that value, a ministry that connects client, volunteers, staff, churches, and board members in a network of prayer. 
  • Number of households served in 2017:  1,565
  • Number if individuals served in 2017:  5,996
Needs Statement
Greatest needs are:
  1. Funding for emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities for poor families facing eviction or the shut off of their utilities.  Budget $60,000 but could use $120,000 annually.
  2. Ongoing support for facilities and staff. $120,000 needed annually.
  3. Support for innovation to expand assistance to help families get into their first home, get free from predatory lending, and find budget, parenting, and life skills training. $50,000 needed.
Service Categories
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Love INC of Clay County was founded in 1990 to addressing the issues facing families in need in our own communities. By focusing on the power of local churches, community volunteers and other human service providers, we have built a foundation of genuine love and respect for people, turning our hope for sustainable change from a mere dream into a reality. Today we serve as the premier network for collaborative community transformation in Clay County.

There are 350 programs, services or agencies in the Love INC referral network, and 26 area church partners.  Love INC's executive director currently serving as the president of the Northland Community Services Coalition, which acts as a forum for the exchange of information on matters related to human services in Platte, Ray, and Clay Counties.

In 2016 Love INC assisted 1,252 poor families made up of 1,883 adults, 130 seniors, and 3,069 children.  Also in 2016, 39 families were able to stay in their homes and avoid eviction and 51 families were able to avoid the shut off of their utilities because of Love INC.
Over the years many have sacrificed their time, money, and creative resources to help us help others. If you are one of them, we thank you. We also invite those who don’t know us to get to know us. We invite you to pitch in. Help us make amazing things happen.
David Rathbun
Executive Director

Love INC of Clay County serves anyone with a manageable need who is living at or below 150% of poverty, and is a current resident of Clay County, Missouri. A manageable need means that there are people and resources identified and available from local churches or community agencies to address the need.

The Clearinghouse is an emergency assistance center with volunteers taking calls and meeting with low income clients in need. In the Clearinghouse, after a client is validated as low income, Love INC may meet the need or refer clients to other human services agencies or organizations that can meet that need.
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success
  1. Short term success is making certain families are fed, clothed and in environment where they have the tools to be successful.
  2. Short term success is also providing tools such as hygiene kits, clean clothing and job referrals if we are asking clients to go to work.
  3. Short term success is providing encouragement to young mothers in need for proper care items for their children.
Long-Term Success
The end goal of Love INC of Clay County is for our clients to receive assistance giving them the tools to become self sufficient either through employment or budgeting.
Program Success Monitored By
  1. Volunteer feedback
  2. Partnership feedback
  3. Client feedback annually
Examples of Program Success
  1. Clients who are employed and standing on their own two feet
  2. Children in school who have basic needs met to be successful
  3. Homeless clients in their cars or living in tents now employed and managing their own life.

Love INC maintains a care pantry of personal care and household cleaning items that are offered to clients to assist them in being successful on their road to self sufficiency, and for transient and homeless individuals in need of dignity items.  These items are provided to fill the GAP in services offered by other area programs.

Program Budget $201,400.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success

The GAP ministry goal is to provide tools to assist clients to feel good about themselves, maintain cleanliness, and becoming self sufficient.

Long-Term Success

GAP ministry provides emergency care and dignity items not provided any other ongoing program, and assists families seeking financial help with ways to cut their household spending.  GAP items also help those individuals who are homeless stay healthy and clean.

Program Success Monitored By

Monitoring the # of clients assisted and collecting testimonials from clients.

Examples of Program Success

Families who have what they need to meet basic needs of their families.

Description Love INC also provides emergency financial assistance to individuals and families facing eviction or the shut off of their utilities.  Individuals receiving emergency financial assistance must be able to maintain their household after assistance is given and have income sufficient to meet their ongoing needs.  Love INC support the family with a six-month care plan which includes items from its GAP Ministry.
Program Budget $201,400.00
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Expense Assistance
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success  It will also be measured by the amount of financial stability achieved during and shortly after the program. This will be an area that will allow Love INC to see initial budget changes.
Long-Term Success The long term success of the program will be determined by the number of individuals who go through the program and are able to remain self-sufficient and budget wisely in the years following the program. These individuals will experience an decrease in debt and be able to effectively handle bills without monetary assistance.
Program Success Monitored By Ideally, clients will not need to come back to Love INC for monetary assistance because they will be able to budget wisely and move out of debt and into self-sufficiency and higher standards of living.
Examples of Program Success

Clients are self sufficient and do not return for assistance.

Description Love INC keeps in touch with assisted families through its monthly care plan ministry.  The Care Plan is a promise to families receiving financial assistance that Love NC will stay connected by providing six months of ongoing GAP assistance, and personal card, calls, and prayers.
Category Human Services, General/Other Family Preservation
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short-Term Success Families able to provide for their families short term household needs.
Long-Term Success Families with receive support and encouragement, will build self esteem, and will be able to better maintain their household.
Program Success Monitored By Individual testimonials received during six-month care plan.
Examples of Program Success Families back on their feet, working, and maintaining their households.  One single mom came to Love NC homeless with one child and one on the way, is now in her own home and working as a store manager.  She return to Love NC to share her story and to say she would no longer be in need of assistance.
Description Love INC continues to work with area churches and human services agencies to identify underlying or systemic needs in their own communities, ans help them address the deeper issues that contribute to poverty and hopelessness.  As a part of that pledge, Love INC developed and continues to hold the Making a Transformational (T4M) Difference Workshop to help volunteers and staff communicate more effective with people in poverty.
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Development, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Program participants have expressed their thanks for helping them understand individuals in poverty and have learned ways to help people in poverty understad the hidden rules of the middle class.
Long-Term Success In the past three years, Love INC has trained more than 100 area volunteers and staff, helping them better understand poverty.
Program Success Monitored By Workshop feedback, and participant referrals.
Examples of Program Success Love INC volunteers are experiencing less stress and frustration in their face-to-face contact with clients in need.
CEO Comments One of the biggest challenges is dollars.  Their is much Love INC can do with its eager volunteers and in-kind help.  But dollars are needed to maintain the space were it all happens, provide emergency rent and utility assistance for families facing eviction or the shut off of their utilities, provide professional staff, and respond to family and community crisis.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director David Rathbun
Term Start Feb 2013
Experience Senior Executive

David has more than twenty-five years of executive leadership experience working as a nonprofit executive director, a human resource and organizational development vice president, and a leadership development consultant and trainer.

International Consultant & Trainer

David has fifteen years of international experience conducting leadership training and professional development workshops and seminars in all fifty states and more than a dozen countries.

University Educator

David also has more than nine years of higher education experience with the University of Missouri, serving eight of those years as a University Extension Area Program Coordinator and Community Development Specialist. He also taught on the collegiate level and has served in adjunct positions with two universities.


David holds Masters Degrees in Guidance and Counseling (MS) and Education (MA), and a Graduate Certificate in Community Development.

Areas of Specialization

  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Organizational Development and Transformation
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Team Formation and Development
  • Strategic Planning with Hoshin
  • Organization, Board and Executive Team Assessment
  • Conflict and Crisis Management
Former CEOs
Shawn PersellMay 2012 - Jan 2003
Senior Staff
Title Executive Director
Experience/Biography 25 years
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 4
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 24
Retention Rate 75%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 4
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 3
Male 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  1. Partner Churches (26 in 2019)
  2. Business Partners
  3. Northland Community Services Coalition
  4. Mid American Assistance Coalition
  5. Giving the Basics
  6. Happy Bottoms
  7. Hillcrest Hope
  8. Hillcrest Ministries
  9. Rebuilding Together
  10. Giving the Basics
  11. Salvation Army
15 years of serviceLove INC National Organization2006
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments Guided by our core values and mission statement, Love INC strives to meet unmet needs of Clay County low income clients clients through referrals, and in-kind and indirect monetary assistance.  Love INC of Clay County assisted 5,996 individuals in 2017, provided $77,003 of in-kind assistance with hygiene and household cleaning items, and paid $60,595 in rent and utilities, helping 44 families avoid eviction and 117 families keep or reconnect their gas, electricity or water.
Board Chair
Board Chair Andrea Gomez
Company Affiliation Hallmark Cards
Term July 2016 to Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Jerry Conner
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Cheryl ApplePleasant Valley Baptist Church
Mary Burke
Jerry Conner
Andrea GomezSt James Catholic Church
Graham Jobson
Baiju JohnHoly Family Catholic Church
Roy ScottNebo Baptist Church
Shane StammOpen Door Baptist Church
Pam Strang
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments Guided by our core values and mission statement, Love INC strives to meet unmet needs of Clay County low income clients clients through referrals, in-kind assistance,  and indirect monetary assistance with rent and utilities.  Economic times have made it difficult to stay up with the needs of our clients with the number of families coming to us for help.  Funding is needed to fund client needs. 
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $182,000
Projected Expenses $182,000
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals. 
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$194,244$180,684$180,346
Administration Expense$54,258$60,080$57,193
Fundraising Expense$12,256$9,964$12,050
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.910.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses74%72%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$106,406$107,933$129,882
Current Assets$98,415$107,273$128,629
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$2,299$2,745$1,726
Total Net Assets$104,107$105,188$128,156
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities42.8139.0874.52
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Financial and payroll services are provided by Support Kansas City, an audited, nonprofit financial services organization.
Other Documents
Annual Report2017View
Annual Report2016View
Annual Report2015View
Annual Report2014View
Annuual Report2013View
Organization Name Love INC of Clay County
Address 2050 Plumbers Way; Suite 160
Liberty, MO 64068
Primary Phone (816) 994-6927
CEO/Executive Director David Rathbun
Board Chair Andrea Gomez
Board Chair Company Affiliation Hallmark Cards
Year of Incorporation 1990
Former Names
Love INC of Clay County