Auxiliary Committee

Volunteer with the Auxiliary Committee

Our Helping Hands

The Auxiliary includes parents and family of core members as well as friends of the community. Their mission, to support L’Arche Jacksonville by building one-on-one relationships with core members and creating projects for awareness and fundraising, brings the group into a wide range of L’Arche activities: for example, filling in when assistants need an afternoon or evening off and volunteering at the Gate River Run, the L’Arche Golf Tournament, the Living Nativity and more. Contact us to join the Auxiliary.


  • Eileen Bain, President
  • Dawn Smyser, Secretary
  • Jeanne Vliek, Treasurer
  • Paul Poirrier, Development Director
  • Destiny Johnson, Development Associate

Committee Members

  • Eileen Bain
  • Juanita Beidelman
  • JoAnn Bennett
  • Pam Chappell
  • Cherl Evers
  • Pat King
  • Maripat Meide
  • Cheryl O’Connor
  • Nancy Smith
  • Dawn Smyser
  • Myrna Stokely
  • Anne Thrasher
  • Jeanne Vliek
From left: Destiny (House Coordinator), Viva (Core Member), and Dottie (Volunteer/past Community Leader)

L’Arche Jacksonville relies on the talents, creativity and friendship of volunteers. These generous people assist with everything from fundraising to yard work to special projects and events..