My name is Deanna Rodenbeck, and I am the financial coordinator with the Community Foundation of Noble County. I joined the NHMI board in December of 2020. I married my high school sweetheart Bret, and we have four amazing adult children, a wonderful son-in-law, and two beautiful grandsons. I have volunteered and worked in the non-profit area for 22 years and I bring a vast variety of skills to NHMI. I hold tight to the values derived from my Christian faith. I have a passion for the people, and I show my love for others in a personal and empathetic sense. I also communicate that in a practical, purpose driven sense. I hope to be the kind of person you can turn to in time of need for support and guidance with compassion and effectiveness for bringing change and a brighter future. I feel very blessed to be able to share my gifts and talents with Noble House Ministries.
My name is Delores Forbes. My husband and I live in Kendallville and have been married for 41 years. My husband’s name is Bill. We have 2 daughters and son in-laws, and 2 grandchildren. I am the branch manager of Horizon Bank in Kendallville. I worked for Peoples Federal Savings Bank for 24 years. Peoples Federal was acquired by Horizon Bank in 2015 and I have worked for Horizon Bank for 7 years. I attend Legacy church. I have served on the board at Life and Family Services and as a committee member at the United Way. I joined the board in April of 2021. I grew up in a wonderful Christian home where I was loved unconditionally, even through my flaws. God has filled my heart with that same love and compassion. I have a heart to serve others and would like to make a difference in the lives of the women and children residing at Noble House.
My name is Dana Smith and I am an attorney practicing at the law firm of Emerick, Diggins & Zabona in Kendallville, Indiana. I have worked in the legal field for over 20 years and I have received my Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2020. I am a lifelong LaGrange County native. I am married to Sheldon Smith, and together we have three adult children and one granddaughter. I joined the Board of Directors for Noble House in 2022. I have always had a passion for helping people. When I was approached to be a board member, and found out more about the organization, I found Noble House goes a step beyond helping. Yes, NH provides services, skills, and education, to help people get on their feet, but more than that NH offers hope for the broken, and really a lifelong “family” and community of support. To have a small part in an organization like NH is an honor.
My name is Nancy Leonhardt. I just came on the board in June 2022. I’ve been married to my best friend, Larry, for 37 years. We have two married sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law, and one tiny but amazing grandson. I’ve worked at Don Gura’s State Farm in Kendallville for 17 years. I have seen the love of Jesus change people and situations. It is only through Christ that anyone has any hope. I look forward to being part of the blessings that happen at Noble House!
Michelle Fosnaugh has worked in the criminal justice and community supervision fields for nearly 20 years as a probation officer. She currently serves as the Executive Director of DeKalb County Community Corrections. Michelle joined the Board of Directors of Noble House in November 2021. She is a graduate of Purdue University-West Lafayette, and earned a Master’s in Public Administration from Indiana Purdue- Fort Wayne. Throughout her career, Michelle developed a focus on evidence-based practices to help clients create lasting behavior change through adult community supervision and problem-solving courts. She also currently serves on the Indiana Probation Officers Advisory Board. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with family and friends.