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Ruth Harbor Ministries 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 her first clear calling from God. "I was only 23 when God called me to help start Ruth Harbor, and serving in this ministry has been an incredible blessing. I've learned so much from the people God calls to serve alongside me.” Becky is the Vice President of Marketing for Straub Marketing in Des Moines. She and her husband, Ben, live in Waukee and have two children. They have been members of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines since 1996.

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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 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 three grandchildren.

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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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Steve Boal
(Board Director since 2019)

Steve has supported Ruth Harbor financially since 2002 because he values life and believes in its mission. Steve's passion for Ruth Harbor's mission and his wife, Carmine's, many years of faithful Board service are what urged him to join the Board in 2019. Steve has served as the CFO for Accu-Mold in Ankeny for 20 years, and his experience on Boards includes civic organizations, Christian ministries, and private companies. Steve and Carmine live in Ankeny and are the parents of three adult children and three grandchildren. They are active members of First Family Church in Ankeny.

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David Dominguez
(Board Director since 2020)

David joined the Ruth Harbor Ministries Board in 2020 because he believes Ruth Harbor provides an opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus for women with unplanned pregnancies. "The Bible talks about when we tell those in need, 'be well and warm,' but we do not provide for their need, that we are not really doing anything," shared David. "Ruth Harbor helps turn the desire to help into a reality.” David and his wife, Wendy, have five children that keep them very busy, but in his spare time, David enjoys bike riding, golfing and fishing. He is also very active at his home church, and enjoys the opportunity to teach now and then.

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Mike McDonald
(Board Director since 2021)

As an adopted child, Mike is passionate about the mission of Ruth Harbor and says he felt God’s call to help the ministry in any way he could. “I’m grateful for all of the brave women who become mothers, as well as God’s grace that gave him life.” Mike lives in Ankeny and is the CFO at Kreg Tool. He and his wife, Susy, have been married for 27 years and have two children.

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Beth Eilers
(Board Director since 2021)

Beth and her husband, Dan, first heard about Ruth Harbor through their church and wanted to know more. As the child of adopted parents, Beth was particularly interested in the ministry of Ruth Harbor, so she and Dan became long-time supporters. When Beth learned of an opportunity to join the Board, she felt it would be a chance for her to serve others and share her feelings and experiences from the viewpoint of an adopted child. Beth recently retired from teaching, and she and Dan have two adult children with special needs who live at home. Beth and her family are members of Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines.

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Kylee Malik
(Board Director since 2022)

Kylee believes every life is precious and worth advocating for.  As a child of a single mother, she appreciates that Ruth Harbor house provides refuge during one of life's most difficult storms. Unplanned pregnancy, single motherhood, and turning one's heart to the Lord's plan requires immense strength and courage. Helping young women put on their "Armor of God" is an honor and privilege. Kylee and husband, Dr. Jeff Malik, live in West Des Moines with their three children. They attend church at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines and school at Sacred Heart Catholic School.  She's an aspiring children's book author and former children's hospital administrator. As a family, they enjoy traveling, tennis, and their three beloved dogs.
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Ruth Harbor Ministries
534 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA 50312
Phone: 515-279-4661
Fax: 515-633-2157
M-F 8:30 AM-5 PM