A Christ-centered home & programs for young moms who are facing unplanned pregnancies or parenting young children.

Ruth Harbor Board of Directors


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Bill Zook
President (Board Director since 2008)

Bill Zook says what brought him to the Ruth Harbor board is the opportunity to serve young women with unplanned pregnancies to ensure they and their unborn babies are safe in God’s hands.  Bill retired from Target Stores in 2015 after 39 years of service, most recently as Store Manager at several Target / Super Target Stores in the Des Moines Metro including Ames, Urbandale and West Des Moines. Bill is a past board member of the United Way of Story County, and while with Target Stores, he was involved in many non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, School Partnerships, Food Pantry, Highway Cleanup, National Night Out and others.  Bill and his wife, Tammy, reside in Ankeny where they attend Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny Campus.  Bill and his wife enjoy traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with their two children and four grandchildren. 

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Becky Zemlicka
Vice President (Board Director since 1996)

One of Ruth Harbor’s three original founders, Becky is most passionate about Ruth Harbor because, “It was the first clear calling from God I received. At the young age of 23, He asked me to serve Him by helping to start this ministry, and so I did. It’s been a blessing ever since.” Becky earned a BA in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Northern Iowa and owns Mindz Eye Marketing. In addition to serving on Ruth Harbor’s board, Becky is also a director on the boards for Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp and the Iowa Credit Union Review Board. She volunteers in a variety of ways at her home church, Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

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Joe Mooney
Treasurer (Board Director since 2012)

Joe Mooney is excited for the opportunity to serve in a ministry both he and his family believe in. A Des Moines native, Joe earned a degree from the University of Northern Iowa before taking a position with Principal Financial Group as an accountant.

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Carmine Boal
Secretary (Board Director since 2008)

Carmine Boal believes every life is precious in God’s sight and that we must show compassion and love for those who face an unplanned pregnancy. She says “This is done through assisting with the physical and practical needs of these women.” Carmine has served as a school board member and state representative for 10 years before currently serving as Chief Clerk of the Iowa House of Representatives. She and her husband, Steve, are active members of First Family Church in Ankeny.  They have been married for 41 years and are the parents of three adult children and one granddaughter.

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Rosezine B. Wallace
(Board Director since 2011)

Rosezine B. Wallace says she, “accepted the opportunity to serve Ruth Harbor in hopes that my small contributions could enable the ministry in its efforts to see young women have more than a viable option to abortion, but a resource for getting both her life and her child’s life aligned with the plans and purposes of God. Every person should know that God does not discard people. He knows how to take the threads of our lives and weave them into a beautiful tapestry when all others only see broken threads. Ruth Harbor is a place of hope, help and wholeness.” Rosezine’s extensive education background includes a Masters of Theology from the Great Commission Bible Institute & Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is currently the Senior Pastor of Grow Up Ministries Church in Des Moines and a distant learning student at More Than Conquerors College in Charlotte, NC.

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Dr. Lori Miller
(Board Director since 2017)

Dr. Lori Miller joined the Ruth Harbor board in January of 2017 after attending Ruth Harbor's annual fundraising banquet. Lori is a Physician at The Livewell Clinic in Clive, Iowa, and as such brings her medical knowledge and experience to the board and staff.  While Lori enjoys serving on the board, she says her true passion is serving in the home. "God has been challenging me to expand my culture, and volunteering in the Ruth Harbor as a back-up houseparent has given me that opportunity." Lori lives in Norwalk with her husband, Brad, and both are active in their community. They have two children, Collin and Camille. Lori and Brad are members of Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines campus.

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A Christ-centered home and program for young women facing unplanned pregnancy.

Ruth Harbor
534 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-279-4661
Fax: 515-633-2157
M-F 8:30 AM-5 PM
info@ruthharbor.org