Dove Center welcomes 5 new trustees for 2015

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ST. GEORGE — Dove Center in St. George, a not-for-profit shelter, support and advocacy organization for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, has welcomed five new members to its board of trustees for 2015: Mary Barth, Shonie Christensen and Debra Townsend of St. George, as well as Leslie Bowler of Veyo and Ruth Weniger of Ivins.

“It is with great excitement that I welcome these new members to the Dove Board,” its President Cindy Richardson said. “They represent the best in our community. They are engaged, professional and very talented, each with a unique skill set that will help take our cause to new heights.”

The new trustees join existing board members Joanie Ayers, Lori Burgess, Calob Johnston, Andrea Roberts and Pat Shoemaker-Glessner, along with executive committee members Richardson, Vice President Teri Koenig and Secretary Sharon Hoiekvam. Barth will serve on the executive committee as treasurer.

Trustees work closely with Dove Center staff to oversee committees on community partnerships, prevention education, marketing and development and fundraising.

“I express my heartfelt gratitude for the talent, experience, wisdom and dedication of our trustees,” Dove Center Executive Director Lindsey Boyer said. “The work we do with survivors of domestic and sexual violence is so vital to the community, and I have come to rely upon our board’s input.”

Board members meet monthly and may serve up to two three-year terms. And as new members arrive, others finish their terms. Departing the Dove board this year are Paula Claymore and Rachel Naegeli.

“Sadly, with each year we must say goodbye to others who have been the foundation for our growth and progress,” Richardson said. “We will miss them but are forever grateful for their contributions.”


  • Dove Center website
  • For more information about volunteering or board service, contact Annie Fuller by email or go online

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