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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

Berkley Bedell

Chairman, National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, President’s Circle, National Academy of Sciences, member, former member of Congress, member Spirit Lake Kiwanis club, member Okoboji Foundation, member Friend of Lakeside Lab, member Spirit Lake United Methodist Church

Bob Shaw

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

Ernest Cupp

Chairman of Board, National Association of County Veteran Service Officers member, Iowa Association of County Commissions of Veteran Affairs member, Spirit Lake Sunrise Kiwanis member, Iowa Association of Counties (General Relief Affiliate) member, American Veterans (AMVETS) member, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) member, Dickinson County Community Resource Council member, Character Counts member, Order of St. Barbara member, Grace Lutheran Church Men’s Group member, ISU Extension Council Board member, HUD Board member, Senior Network Alliance

Harold 'Al' Pals

Treasurer of Board, retired Comptroller, Diamond Vogel Corporate headquarters, Okoboji Lakes Bible and Missionary Conference Board of Directors, member Good News Community Church

John E. Kerber

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

Julie Scheib

Director, Discovery House, Iowa Physician Health Committee member, Dickinson County Community Resource Council member, Dickinson County Nonprofit Directors member, Ladies Auxiliary VFW member, Lakes Community Theatre Board of Directors, member Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church

June Goldman

Lay Pastor of Fostoria United Methodist Church, member of several District and Conference Boards of the United Methodist Church, member of Board of Humane Society of Northwest Iowa

Mary Erickson

Retired elementary school teacher, member Outreach Board of Faith Evangelical Free Church, volunteer at Pride Group Residential Care Facility, and recipient of Spirit Lake Education Hall of Achievement award

Matt Warnke

Immanuel Lutheran Church member, American Legion member

Meghan Sloma

Board Member, 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.