Our Mission

Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Board of Directors

Bruce Schuck

​Vice Chair
Donn Winckler

Darrin Shemon

Margaret Fleck

Steve Dresler
Andy Engan

Where We Serve

Executive Staff

Marybeth Nelson

Executive Director

Marybeth Nelson joined Habitat for Humanity in February 2015 as the Fund Development Director. In March 2016, she stepped into the Executive Director role. After nearly 30 years working in the healthcare field, Marybeth says she feel grateful for the opportunity to serve Willmar and the surrounding communities in a different capacity. Passionate about Habitat’s mission, Marybeth always looks forward to the preparation and completion of new home projects.

Marybeth resides in Willmar and is the proud parent of two grown children, Ryan and Rachael. Please feel free to reconnect with me or introduce yourself, whether it is to visit or to schedule a speaking event at your church, school or other function

Nancy Bruggers

Operations Support Manager

Nancy joined Habitat’s staff in January 2001, but she even before that, Nancy was active with Habitat since the early days of the organization as a founding volunteer in 1993. She was hired as the Office Manager first and now serve as Operations Support Manager. Prior to working at Habitat, Nancy was employed with Heartland Community Action Agency for 22 years as a Housing Program Director and Operations Manager. She feels blessed to be part of two great organizations whose mission is to help families in need.
Nancy lives in Willmar and has two sons, one who works in Fargo, ND, and the other who is a sophomore at UND in Grand Forks, ND. Nancy is very active in her church, Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Kandiyohi, serving on church council, social concerns committee and involved with a variety of activities.

All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity of West Central Minnesota has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.