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Meet Board Member Barron Geiger


Each of our board members bring their own unique gifts and talents to help Caring Hands Outreach Center mobilize compassion towards our neighbors in eastern Polk County. Barron Geiger is a stellar example of a mission-minded board member who is passionate about our organization’s success. Here’s what you need to know about Barron:


Tell us about your family. My wife Heidi and I will celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary this December. We have two grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. Heidi is a long-time teacher at Altoona Elementary School.


What do you do for a living? I’m a pastor at Southeast Polk Family Church which is our church home.


When did you join the Caring Hands board of directors?

January 2010


What inspired you to join the Caring Hands board of directors?

When I was asked to serve on the board at Caring Hands, I saw it as a great opportunity to show compassion and offer hope to people right here in my own community. As a pastor, I believe that the oppressed and the hurting hold a special place in the heart of Jesus. When serving them, I believe I am serving Him. When their needs are met, I am reminded of the goodness and mercy God has shown to me.

What do you hope Caring Hands accomplishes in the next six months?

As Caring Hands continues to grow, I hope to see us expand our services, providing opportunities for our neighbors in need to receive counseling, training, and the means to escape cycles of poverty. I also hope to see us provide increased opportunities for people to receive spiritual support and encouragement.


What do you wish people knew about Caring Hands?

The members of our organization, the Executive Director, the staff, the board, and all the volunteers do what they do out of genuine care and compassion for people.


What is one thing that most people don’t know about you? Although I was mostly involved in sports in high school, I did play the lead character, Albert, in the musical Bye, Bye Birdie my senior year.


Thank you to Barron and all of our board members who give generously of their time to help Caring Hands break the cycle of food insecurity and poverty in eastern Polk county.