About Us

Goldenrod is a faith-based ministry that works to create community with people of all abilities. Services are truly individualized to meet the needs of each person we serve and their family. We do all of this with faith at the forefront of service provision.

Goldenrod works to empower people of all abilities to reach their individual potential. We provide in-home care, respite care, community-based habilitation in both 24- and non-24-hour settings. The goal of our services is to enhance the self-esteem and self-worth of each person we serve through increasing daily living, social and communication skills. We do all of this with faith at the core of every service we provide.

Mission Statement

Goldenrod provides faith based community services to empower people of all abilities to reach their individual potential.

Vision Statement

Goldenrod envisions a community where all people are valued equally without exception.



We are responding to God’s call in our lives therefore our Christian faith undergirds everything we are and do.


We treat everyone with respect and dignity, and do what we say we will do.


We enter into accepting relationships with all community members for our mutual understanding and benefit.


We demonstrate compassion, selflessness and service to others in all of our interactions.


We expect quality of execution in our own work and the work of our colleagues.


We embrace change in ourselves and others, for this is how we grow.


Includes active communication, community engagement, embracing ability, stewardship, safety and of course having fun.

Executive Staff

Our staff is committed to the Goldenrod vision and approach all of our work with faith at the forefront of service provision.
Tammy Friesen

Tammy Friesen

Chief Executive Officer

Leanne Farmwald

Leanne Farmwald

Director of Outreach & Development

Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith

Chief Financial Officer

Ken Mauzy

Ken Mauzy

Director of Maintenance

Kristin Yoder

Kristin Yoder

Chief Operations Officer


Board of Directors

Tom Bontreger, Middlebury, Ind.
Dr. Mary Graber, Elkhart, Ind., Vice Chair
Lisa Haeck, Elkhart, Ind.
Trisha Handrich, Goshen, Ind.
Galen Kauffmann, Goshen, Ind.
Calla Patka, Millersburg, Board Chair
Mary Jo Sartorius, Bristol, Ind.
Tim Saylor, Nappanee, Ind.
Dan Steiner, Goshen, Ind.
Jim Stiver, Middlebury, Ind.
James Valencourt, Goshen, Ind.
LeAnne Yoder, LaGrange County

Waiver Service Provider

Goldenrod is an Indiana state approved Medicaid Waiver Service Provider. We offer a variety of services such as residential habilitation, community engagement and respite care. Well-trained Direct Support Professionals deliver the services as provided on each individualized support plan. All services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual and their family.

Title VI Program

Goldenrod operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Goldenrod.


1514 College Ave
Goshen, IN 46526


M – F : 9am–4pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed


T: 574.533.9720
F: 574.534.9817