Board and Staff

Charles VeinCharles Vein, Chairman

Charles Vein is the President of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services Inc., (AE2S), a specialized civil/environmental consulting engineering firm. He started AE2S with his business partner in 1991. Charlie has been a member of Faith Evangelical Church in Grand Forks for approximately 30 years. He and his wife Leeza have three daughters and live in Grand Forks.

Lee ReddigLee Reddig

Lee Reddig is a native of North Dakota, a graduate of North Dakota State University, a US Army Veteran, and presently Senior Loan Officer with Ag. Country Farm Credit Services of Grand Forks.  Lee has been active on the Ag Committee of the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, various boards at Faith Evangelical Free Church and is a former board member of Cooperstown Bible Camp.  Lee and his wife Marsha have 3 grown children and one grandson. They live in Grand Forks.

Arylce GibbsArlyce Gibbs

Arlyce and her husband Dusty are the owners and operators of Residual Materials Inc. in Grand Forks. Arlyce is currently serving on the Booster Board for the University of North Dakota on on the YMCA Board of Directors. She also stays busy with numerous church activities including leading women’s Bible studies and teaching children on Wednesday evenings. She and Dusty have been married for 36 years and have three children and six grandchildren. They live in Grand Forks.

Paul KnightReverend Paul F. Knight

Paul is the lead pastor at Hope Evangelical Covenant Church in Grand Forks, N.D. Paul grew up in Duluth, Minn and earned his BAS in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, received a Certificate in Bible from Northwestern College, and received a MDiv from Bethel Seminary which included one year of Covenant orientation studies at North Park Seminary in Chicago. Paul enjoys watching his kid's sports and music activities. He and his wife Bonnie have three children and live in Grand Forks.

Scott HulstScott Hulst, Administrative Director

Scott is the business administrator for Faith Evangelical Free Church in Grand Forks and also serves on a part-time basis as the administrative director for Vessel Christian Foundation. Scott had worked in the insurance business for several years before joining the staff at Faith Evangelical Free Church. He leads a bible-based personal finance class at the church and serves on the mission committee. He and his wife Kelly live in Thompson, ND. 

Michelle Walters Michelle Walters,
Executive Director

A native of Grand Forks, Michelle Walters was appointed the first Executive Director of Vessel Christian Foundation in May 2009. She is responsible for the growth and development of the organization locally and regionally. This will include building relationships with donors and partnering agencies who will benefit from community support.  A member of Hope Covenant Evangelical Church in Grand Forks for the past 10 years, she has served in a variety of volunteer roles within the church and community. She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Grand Forks Women's Pregnancy Center and was recently elected Secretary. She and her husband Derek, along with their son Bennett, live in Grand Forks.