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.

Our Board

Craig Terpstra


Alice Warner-Mehlhorn


Elaine Isely


Kathleen Teunis


Bill Franks


Robert Kamphuis


Hannah Rathamel


Ben Walsh


Our Staff

Christine Gilman

Executive Director

Grace Darling

Restorative Practices Facilitator & Administrative Assistant

Gloria Anderson

Domestic and IEP Program Manager

Peggy Janei

Program Manager

Anne Domanski

Restorative Justice Program Manager

Tina Murua

Director of Restorative Practices

Nicole Fontanez

Restorative Practices Facilitator

Pam Johnson

Restorative Practices Facilitator

Ellen Stroo

Restorative Practices Facilitator

Sal Moreno

Restorative Practices Facilitator

Jeanne DeWaard

Restorative Practices Facilitator