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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

Amanda Money

Treasurer of the Board - Lake Park Fire Department, Lake Park Ambulance, Lake Park United Methodist Church, Lake Park Cub Scouts, Assistant Cub Master, employed at Shaw's of Okoboji, Bookkeeper

Ann Miller

Director Dickinson County Commission of Veteran Affairs, member National Association of County Veteran Service Officers and member of Iowa Association of County Commissioners and Veteran Service Officers, Veteran US Army.

Bob Shaw

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

Carol Elliott

Director, Discovery House

Carol Lee

St. Joseph's Church member, former elementary school teacher.

Ernest Cupp

Chairman of Board - Spirit Lake Kiwanis member, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) member, Dickinson County Community Resource Council member,  Order of St. Barbara member, Grace Lutheran Church Men's Group member, HUD Board member, Senior Network Alliance, RSVP Advisory Board

John E. Kerber

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

Matt Warnke

Immanuel Lutheran Church member, retired US Navy Chaplin, DAV van driver, Chaplin at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

Meghan Sloma

Secretary of the Board - People for Pets

Norman "Norm" Meinking

Member of Kiwanis, Dickinson County Historical Society and Presbyterian Church.  Supports Okoboji Foundation.

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.