Who We Are

Our Team

We are committed to serving as a loving, cooperative team, believing that teamwork best reflects the glory of God.

Brenda Neuenschwander

International House’s inception in 1998 came from Brenda’s participation in a prayer initiative for the 1040 Window. God soon opened doors for her to be in the homes of local international women, teaching them English. As that opportunity grew and grew, she recruited her friends to help her. In 2001 she founded Local GO!, which in 2004 became International House, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization.

Brenda graduated with a B.A. in Social Work from Oral Roberts University in 1973. She earned her MSW in Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and received a B.A. in Pastoral Studies Ministries from Taylor University in 1999.

Ann Heign

Ann joined the staff at International House in 2015. She volunteered with IHouse in a variety of ways over the span of 10 years. She has traveled extensively overseas on short term mission trips, both as participant and leader. Ann is responsible for program implementation and infrastructure, personnel, public relations, and administration.

Ann has a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Trine University. She has also completed Perspectives courses and held leadership and teaching roles in her church.

Heather Richards

Heather is the newest member of the IHouse team, coming on board in October 2016. Prior to that, she was CFO at a local retail establishment for 14 years. She has traveled overseas on several short term medical mission trips and has spent time volunteering at a pregnancy resource center and within her church. Heather is responsible for managing the Glad Nations department of IHouse as well as assisting Ann in various programming and administrative functions within IHouse.

Heather has an A.S. in Applied Science and is a Certified Medical Assistant. She has also completed Perspectives courses and is active in leadership and teaching positions at her church.

Our Board of Advisors

Thanks to our Board, International House is able to have a profound impact on our community. We are currently seeking additional board members.

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