Our Story

Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides supportive services, at NO CHARGE, to Marathon County residents age 60 and over, regardless of income, religious belief, race, or ethnic background. Services are provided by trained volunteers, from area congregations, the community, and organizations to help seniors improve their quality of life and remain independently in their home as long as possible.

Services include: Medical Transportation, Transportation for Grocery Shopping, Delivery from The Neighbors’ Place, Friendly Visiting, and our Senior Home Safety Program. These services are not available elsewhere, FREE OF CHARGE, and are often the barrier that stands between remaining independent and safe in your own home environment rather than having to move to professional, institutionalized care.

Call our office for more information: (715) 848-8783.

Our History

Faith in Action began with a grant from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation in 2002 devoted solely to improving health and healthcare for all Americans, where the grant was funded for 3 years. At the end of the grant in 2005, the national offices were closed and Wisconsin Faith in Action stepped in to guide local programs throughout the state, including Faith in Action of Marathon County. Since then, funding has been secured on the local level.

Donations from individuals, local businesses, congregations, as well as grants and fundraising events have enabled Faith in Action of Marathon County, Inc to continue to provide services to area seniors at NO CHARGE since that time.

Our Board of Directors

President: Eric Steinbach* 

Vice-President: Julie Kuehn*

Secretary: Laurie Sazama*

Treasurer: Amanda Gadke*

Attorney: Michael Stueland

Additional Board Members: Kimberly Drake, Chris Selnes, and Ruth Hebbe-Program Director

Executive Team*

Our Staff


Ruth Hebbe, MBA

Program Director/CEO

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Ruth joined Faith in Action (FIAMC) as Program Director in October of 2017.  Her passion is for serving people effectively.  She strives for operational excellence, systematizing workflow, maximizing efficiency; specializing in handling interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.

Ruth utilizes her thirty years of professional experience in Business Administration, Networking, Customer Service, and Volunteer involvement. These proficiencies are combined with a genuine desire to make a positive difference in the lives of people from all ethnic backgrounds.

Ruth works directly with the Board of Directors (all of whom are community volunteers) to ensure the continued growth, sustainability and success of Faith in Action of Marathon County.

Jamie Carpenter

Volunteer Coordinator

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Jamie joined our Faith in Action “family” December 2018.  She has over 18 years of administrative experience.

Jamie is focused on excellent customer service, strong front office skills, and dedicated to assisting others as needed.

Our Sponsors

Faith in Action of Marathon County wants to give a special thanks to our corporate sponsors for their contributions. Together we can help area seniors remain independent.


United Way

United Way goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in communities around the world. By bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions, we impact millions of lives every year.


B.A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation

The B.A and Esther Greenheck Foundation was established in 1998 by Bernie and Esther Greenheck. Their purpose is to provide financial support for meaningful projects in Central Wisconsin that enhance the area’s arts, education, health, economic and social development resources.


Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin

The Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin seeks to provide people of all means an opportunity to make significant and lasting gifts to their community. They are dedicated to supporting our community and enhancing the quality of life in Marathon, Portage and Waushara Counties by connecting donors to the causes they care about. “Philanthropy is our only business.”


Bader Philanthropy Foundation

Bader Philanthropies, Inc. strives to be a philanthropic leader in improving the quality of life of the diverse communities in which it works. Through the Helen Daniels Bader Fund and the Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund, the Bader Philanthropies makes grants, convenes partners and shares knowledge to affect emerging issues in key areas. After 25 years and $250 million invested in addressing major social needs, Bader Philanthropies has created strong partnerships to lift individuals and their communities, in Milwaukee, across Wisconsin and in places across the world.