Board of Directors & Staff

Who We Are

ChristNet Services is possible only because of the tireless efforts of our volunteers. They are the backbone of our ministry to the homeless population in the Downriver area. Our Board of Directors also give countless hours to the operation and administration of ChristNet Services. We have three full time staff members: an Executive Director, a Daytime Program manager, and a Case Manager. We also have a part-time weekend daytime program manager.

Our Staff

Debra Petri

Executive Director

Case Manager

Dan Cormier

Daytime Program Manager

Tyndareus Stringer

Weekend Program Manager

Al Petri, III

Van Driver

Daniel Cormier

Van Driver

Derrick Wyatt

Van Driver

Our Board of Directors

Rickie Rickman

President (Acting Executive Director)

Linda Dickman


Rebecca Markey


Pastor Karen Butler


Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Drutchas

ChristNet Co-Founder

Reverend Geoff continues to be one of the driving forces behind ChristNet Services. As one of the co-founders of ChristNet Services over 22 years ago, and with his continued guidance, ChristNet Services has grown from an 8 week pilot project to 35 weeks of shelter for the homeless. He also serves his congregation at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Taylor as Senior Pastor and worships there with his wife, Eileen.

Joan Forrest

ChristNet Co-Founder

Joan has been involved with ChristNet Services from the very beginning. She, along with Rev Geoff are the co-founders of ChristNet Services.

Regina Byrd

Linda and Todd Cleaver

Mark Hendrixson

Randy Ruppel

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Representative ~ Daija Butler