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Discovery House
1411 Hill Avenue, P.O. Box 163
Spirit Lake, IA 51360-1333
Phone: 712-336-5340

Board of Directors

Beth Will

Vice Present of Board - Dickinson County Board of Health Director, Elderbridge Board of Directors,  Spirit Lake United Methodist Church member.

Bob Shaw

President of Board - former owner of Shaw’s of Okoboji, member St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Carol Lee

Retired school teacher.

Chris Spaeth

VP Sales and Marketing, Energy Panel Structures, Graettinger, Iowa, St. Mary's Catholic Church member.

Gary Caviness

John E. Kerber

Owner Kerber Milling Company, Emmetsburg Methodist Church member, Chairman Trustees.

Julie Scheib

Director - Discovery House, Ladies Auxiliary VFW member, Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church member.

Kurt Wiegers


Matt Warnke

Immanuel Lutheran Church member, American Legion member.

Meghan Sloma

Secretary of Board - Board member of People for Pets.

Norm Erickson

Norman "Norm" Meinking

Kiwanis member, Dickinson County Historical Society member, Presbyterian Church member, Okoboji Foundation supporter.

Patty Steffens

We are always looking for people to help volunteer and support the Discovery House.

Mission Statement

Discovery House provides a safe, supportive, Christian environment for homeless adults and those recovering from addictions. Residents receive counseling and the tools to begin to build a new foundation for a better life.