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KyHFH State Conference

June 9 - June 12

Meet with Habitat for Humanity senior staff, participate in workshops and interact with other Habitat affiliates, staff and volunteers. If you are staying overnight, a block of rooms has been reserved for June 8, 2019 – June 11, 2019. The special room rate will be available until May 13th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Saturday June 8th

3:00pm  Check-In Dinner on your own

Sunday June 9th

6:30am Breakfast
7:00am Check-In/Registration
8:00am Habitation Service Clive Rainey
9:00am Beginning of the Competent Person Training Alan & Shelley Davis, HFHI Care-A-Vanners
12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch
1:15 – 3:00pm CP Training Resumes
3:00pm Break
3:15 – 5:30pm CP Training Resumes
5:30pm Manager’s Reception Lobby
6:30pm Dinner

Monday June 10th

6:30am Breakfast
7:30am Check-In/Registration
8:00am Devotion Clive Rainey
9:00am CP Training Continued
9:00am – 5:00pm
“Introduction to ReStore Safety Guide”
“Making the Mission Shine in your ReStore”
“ReStore Branding & 2019 Style Guide – Q&A”
“Daunting Donations”
Lindsay Kirkwood & Megen Meserve Linden Room
5:30pm Managers Reception
6:30pm KYHFH Awards & Celebration Dinner Ballroom
7:30pm Introduction of Special Speaker D. Jeffery Noel, VP of Communications & Public Affairs Whirlpool Corporation
8:15pm Awards Celebration

Tuesday June 11th

6:30am Breakfast
7:30am Check-In/Registration
8:00-8:45am Pleanary Session – Clive Rainey
9:00-10:15am Workshop 1
10:30 – 11:45am Workshop 2
12:00 – 1:15pm Lunch, Update on the Cost of Home and Collaborative Operating Model – Mary Shearer
1:30 – 2:45pm Workshop 3
3:00 – 4:15pm Workshop 4
4:30 – 5:30pm Workshop 5
5:30pm Managers Reception
6:30pm Dinner
6:30 – 9:00pm Executive Directors Dinner & Forum Linden Room

Wednesday June 12th

6:30am Breakfast
7:30am Check-In/Registration
8:00-8:45am Pleanary Session – Clive Rainey
9:00-10:15am Workshop 1
10:30 – 11:45am Workshop 2

Sunday June 9th

Workshop 1 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Competent Person Training Alan & Shelley Davis, HFHI Care-A-Vanners

Monday June 10th

Workshop 1 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Competent Person Training Alan & Shelley Davis, HFHI Care-A-Vanners

Workshop 2 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lindsay Kirkwood & Megen Meserve Linden Room

  • Introduction to ReStore Safety Guide
  • Making the Mission Shine in your ReStore
  • ReStore Branding & 2019 Style Guide – Q&A
  • Daunting Donations

Tuesday June 11th

Workshop 1 – 9:00 – 10:15 am

  • KHC #1 HO & Repair Updates Smith/Stauffer
  • MPAR#1 Policy Handbook Adoption Sonia Lee
  • Leadership Tammy Page
  • Serving Veterans in your Area – Ideas of how to Connect and Funding Avenues David Gilkeson, Purple Heart Homes

Workshop 2 – 10:30 – 11:45 am

  • Habitat 101 Clive Rainey
  • Board Development & Recruitment Tammy Page
  • KHC #2 HO Repair/Set-Ups – Are we missing the boat? How you can get the funding you really need Smith/Stauffer
  • MPAR #2 Fair Lending Tera Doak

Workshop 3 – 1:30 – 2:45 pm

  • USDA RD Programs Blaine Barne, KY USDA RD Office
  • MPAR #3 Servicing your own Notes – Everything you need to know Sonia Lee
  • How to Evaluate the Economic Impact of your Affiliate Clive Rainey
  • When Your Affiliate Cannot Serve a Family – Where do you turn? What resources are out there to recommend? Homelessness and Housing Coalition KY

Workshop 4 – 3:00 – 4:15 pm

  • MPAR #4 Repairs – Owner Occupied Tera Doak
  • FHLB of Cincinnati AHP Jill Cravens, FHLB of Cincinnati
  • KHC Environmental Reviews Curtis Stauffer, KHC
  • MPAR#5 Post Purchase Support Marsha Beeler

Workshop 5 – 4:30 – 5:30 pm

  • Round Table Small Affiliate (1-2 homes annually)
  • Round Table Medium Affiliate (3-10 homes annually)
  • Crossroads Mission Helps Build Hope Brian Snively, HBH
  • So you want to be a CHDO – What is it and how can it work for my affiliate? Wendy Smith, KHC

Wednesday June 12th

Workshop 1 – 9:00 – 10:15 am

  • Successful Fundraising in Rural Communities Tammy Page
  • KY Specific Mortgage Law Watkins/Vance
  • Good standing what does it mean? Tammy Page

Workshop 2 – 10:30 – 11:45 am

  • KY Specific Mortgage Law Watkins/Vance
  • Capacity Building Grant What this funding can do for your affiliate Tammy Page
  • MPAR#6 Applicant Recruitment Marsha Beeler

Workshop Facilitators

Marsha Beeler MPAR HFHI
Blaine Barnes KY USDA RD
Jill Cravens FHLB of Cincinnati
Wendy Smith Kentucky Housing Corporation
Curtis Stauffer Kentucky Housing Corporation
Tamara Page ODC, HFHI
Brian Snively Help Build Hope, Crossroads Missions
Alan and Shelley Davis HFHI Care-A-Vanners
Lindsay Kirkwood ReStore- HFHI
Megan Meserve ReStore- HFHI
Adrienne Bush ED, Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Greg Coker Capital Link, Inc.
Jim Watkins Limestone Bank, Inc.
Rick Vance Stites & Harbison PLLC
David Gilkeson Purple Heart Homes

Mr. Clive Rainey

Clive Rainey joined Habitat for Humanity International on April 1, 1977, soon after the organization was formed, as its first volunteer. One of his early duties was serving as chair of the Family Selection Committee for the house-building program of Koinonia (Koin-o-KNEE-ah), a rural Christian community where the idea of building homes in partnership with the poor was conceived. It was Rainey who brought the concept of “sweat equity” to Koinonia—and ultimately Habitat—after learning that developers of middle-class housing sometimes used a family’s unskilled labor on their house in lieu of a down payment. In the summer of 1978 Rainey was sent to Immokalee, Fla., to assist Habitat’s fledgling second affiliate in setting up its family selection process. The first homeowners there volunteered to do 2,000 hours of sweat equity— a number they suggested and the equivalent of a whole year paid labor! 

After sitting in on planning sessions for the launch of a Habitat project in Kinshasa, Zaire, Rainey felt called to be involved in that effort. In May 1979, he went to Kinshasa and began three years of work on Habitat’s third international project. During that time Idi Amin, the infamous dictator of Uganda, was overthrown and the opportunity arose to start Habitat work in northern Uganda. Inspired by two books – A Distant Grief, by Ugandan pastor Kefa Sempangi (Kay-fah Sem-pahn-gee) about life under Amin, and a biography of David McKay (Mc-EYE), the first Protestant missionary to Uganda – Rainey felt compelled to take the lessons he had learned in Zaire and apply them to the effort to rebuild Uganda. The first permanent structure built in Uganda in a decade was a little two-room house built by Habitat for Humanity with a widow and her two children as the occupants.

From September 1983 until September of 1989 Rainey served as Habitat’s first Africa area director. Under his direction Habitat’s work in Africa spread to 12 countries located throughout the continent. From 1989-1999 he served as a fundraiser helping to fund the Sumter County Initiative- Habitat International’s effort to eliminate substandard housing from its home community. Currently he serves as Director of Community Relations for HFHI. In this role, he travels to affiliates asking them what they are prepared to do in leading their communities in the elimination of substandard housing. He urges affiliates to plan for and work toward significant increases in their own housing production and to create collaborative partnerships with other housing providers, local governments, civic groups, churches, and other organizations and individuals in order to meet Habitat’s goal of eliminating substandard housing worldwide. As local communities take on this challenge Rainey works with Habitat field staff to strengthen affiliates for their role in the effort. This includes raising the affiliates’ profile in their communities and helping them to develop the resources needed to meet the challenge. 

Rainey’s active speaking schedule as a promoter of Habitat and its 21st Century Housing Challenge also includes teaching Sunday school classes, preaching and speaking at fund-raising events, civic clubs and other venues. He holds a B.S. in history and an M. Ed. in reading from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA. Prior to his association with Habitat, he served in the U. S. Army for three years and taught 7th and 8th grade reading and social studies for three years. He is an honorary chief of the Village of Assin Akropong (Ah-seen Ah-crow-pong) in Ghana, West Africa, an honorary Conch (kahnk) of the Florida Keys and an honorary citizen of several other U. S. communities. At home in Americus he is active in church and civic organizations, and has served on the boards of art, tourism, education and literacy groups as well as his local Rotary Club. He is a member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Americus and also worships with a Hispanic Baptist congregation on Sunday evenings.

He is a birder and pursues this hobby with the same passion that he has for Habitat. His other interests include learning Spanish and studying the natural and social history of Central America to which he hopes to retire in a few years. There he hopes to volunteer as a literacy teacher and with local Habitat groups. He also hopes to organize and lead budget birding trips for visitors to Central America.


D. Jeffery Noel

Jeff Noel was appointed corporate vice president, Communications and Public Affairs, in 2004. Noel is responsible for the company’s global external and internal communications, government relations, corporate affairs, and business travel departments. He also serves as the president of Whirlpool Foundation, which includes oversight of the company’s 20 year relationship with Habitat for Humanity that has touched over 200,000 families. He has managed delicate issues for the company in the US and abroad and conducted interviews on major evening news outlets, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning and CNN among many others. Noel has served as vice-chairman and chairman of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, and past chairman and current managing director of the Harbor Shores Development ─ a $500 million planned golf and residential redevelopment property ─ and Bluffside projects, a $12 million tourism based development. He also serves as a member Business Leaders of Michigan Board of Directors. Noel is vice chairman of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and president of the Michigan Economic Development Foundation. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Noel served for 11 years as president of Cornerstone Alliance, a Benton Harbor-based economic development group. He also served as commissioner of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Department, director of government affairs for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, and executive assistant to U.S. Senator Wendell Ford of Kentucky. Noel also was an owner/developer of more than 700,000 sq. ft. of commercial real estate. Noel holds a master’s degree in business administration from Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky.


Start: June 9
End: June 12
Cost: $60
Event CategoriesConference, Extended Learning


Venue Name: Embassy Suites Louisville East
Address: 9940 Corporate Campus Dr
Louisville, KY 40223 United States