Executive Director

Maryann Hess has been a nurse at The Wexner Medical Center for 25 years. The last 18 years has been in the STEPP Clinic (this is a high risk Ob clinic for addiction in pregnancy). She has also worked at Children's Hospital for 17 years in Home Health and in the Infectious Disease Clinic (The Faces Program). She has served at Fairfield Christian Church in the youth ministries for 15 years. She has been the House mom at Grace Haven for 4 years and took over Directorship in June of 2018. Maryann has 3 adult children and 12 grandchildren. In her spare time she spends time with her family.


Chrissy (Christina) Kittle has been treasurer of Grace Haven ministries since 2016. She is a Commercial Cash Management Banking Officer at Fairfield National Bank in Lancaster Ohio. She has over 5 years banking experience with 4+ specifically in business, nonprofit and public fund banking. She specializes in helping business customers with a wide variety of banking services including, but not limited to, payroll direct deposit and fraud detection products. A Lancaster native she graduated from Ohio University with a bachelors in communication. Her and her husband reside in Lancaster and are members of Fairfield Christian Church. She serves on the Fairfield Christian Church worship team as a drummer. She is passionate about music and fitness and believe both are healthy for the body mind and soul. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Robert K Fox Family YMCA in Lancaster. In her free time if she is not found in the gym or at church she likes to read books and spend time friends and family.


Jackie Hardman has been involved with Grace Haven Ministries since 2016. She served as Executive Director from 2016 to 2018. Jackie is a commander of her local American Legion post, as she is a Navy veteran. She teaches a bible study at the women's prison and ministers at a nursing home with a therapy god. She is now employed in Veterinary Medicine.  Jackie is passionate about pickleball, outdoor sports, biking and service work to the Lancaster community.

Vice President

Meredith Haberle has been involved with Grace Haven Ministries since 2017. She has been a board member since 2019.  Meredith received her bachelor's degree of ministry from SOMA in 2008 and Associate degree in Information Technology. She utilized her ministry degree at The Salvation Army, where she oversaw the youth and teen programs for 5 years. Meredith is the owner of FAITH2FITNESS, a faith based fitness company that offers personal training and group fitness classes. FAITH2FITNESS has been teaching fitness classes at Grace Haven since 2018. Meredith has been the Director of Media from 2012 to present with Haberle Home Comfort Solutions.She has developed E-Commerce sites for various businesses. She has directed the media and has been the Website administrator of Grace Haven Ministries web site since early 2019. Meredith has been teaching crafting class at Gracen Haven this year and has helped with starting the crafting business.  She, also, has overseen the fundraising and grant writing this year at Grace Haven. Meredith has a loving husband, Jason Haberle and three children, Dreema, Nathan and Taylor Haberle. Jason and Meredith own a general contracting and HVAC business, Haberle Home Comfort Solutions. They have been in business for 7 years. Jason is a master carpenter of 20+ years and has been an HVAC installer for the last 5 years. Meredith is passionate about her family, fitness and helping Grace Haven Ministries in any capacity.

Board Members

Sue E. Schmitz has been involved with Grace Haven MInistries since 2016. She is the Adult Liaison to Mystical Garden Club of Bremen since 2012 to present. Sue has a Bachelor's of Arts degree from Capital University and received her Master of Science in Education at the University of Dayton. Sue taught biology and french at Fairfield Union High School till 2004. She also, served in the capacity of Children's Ministry Program Director at Bremen United Methodist Church from 2004 to 2006. She Sue attends Bremen United Methodist Church

Angie joined Grace Haven ministries as a yoga instructor in 2018.  Her passion for helping others led her to serving on the Grace Haven board soon after.  This passion resonates as well through her work as assistant manager at Power Shack Fitness and as a group fitness instructor at the Robert K. Fox YMCA.  She is a graduate of Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center where she studied dance and also Fairfield Career Center where she earned a certificate in Accounting.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, riding her bicycle in support of charity events, and traveling the country judging regional and national dance competitions.

Teresa Marshall co-owns a ServiceMaster franchise with her husband Dan.  They do commercial and janitorial cleaning in Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Pickaway, Ross and other surrounding counties.  They have owned the business since 2010, however, Dan's father had his Fairfield County license with ServiceMaster since 1984.  Teresa is the office manager and Dan handles sales and operations.  Teresa was raised in Silver City, NM and served in the US Navy from 1984-1989.  After leaving the Navy, Teresa attended college in San Diego, CA.  She graduated from San Diego State University with a BS in Nutritional Science in 1996.  In 1997, the family moved to Lancaster and Dan worked in the ServiceMaster business, while Teresa stayed home with the children and had a Direct Sales business.  They have 3 children, the youngest is a senior at FCA.  Teresa attends Zion Christian Fellowship in Pickerington, OH.  Teresa volunteers in the church nursery, facilitates a bible study in her home and serves on the boards of PDHC and DDL.  Teresa is passionate about Jesus, healthy living and pro-life issues.  In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends, shop at vintage stores, read or work outside.