About the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan

The concept of a community resource for dispute resolution grew out of work done jointly by Calvin College and the Grand Rapids Community College Consortium in 1983. These organizations worked with the justice system, key agencies, and community leaders in the Grand Rapids area to create a vision for how disputes could be resolved outside of the courts. The Community Reconciliation Center was established in 1986. In 2005, we became the Dispute Resolution Center of West Michigan. 2016 marks our 30th anniversary.

Our Board

Mr. James Rosloniec


Mr. Jeffrey Kaiser


Ms. Kathleen Teunis


Mr. Jon Griffin


Elaine Isely


Anne Domanski


Our Staff

Christine Gilman

Executive Director

Gloria Anderson

Domestic and IEP Program Manager

J. Kate Pigott

Agricultural and General Civil Program Manager

Marilyn Booker

Restorative Practices Program Manager and Trainer

Kailey Deurloo

Administrative Assistant