The Ruth Fund Committee

We Are A Group Of Passionate Women 

Who Are Blessed To Be A Blessing 

To Other Women 


We've  Been Where You Are, 

So We Know How You Feel. 


Donna Sallee', D. Div. , Founder​

Donna Sallee'

Dr. Donna is the Founder/Director of Fresh Hope Ministries.

​She is an ordained minister.

She is married to the love of her life, Dr. Paul Sallee’. They have 3 children, Zahn, Tara, and Kallai, and 8 precious grandchildren.


​Her greatest passion is to see broken and hurting people healed by the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, and then equip them to pass along that same miracle working power as in 1 Corinthians 1:4 ” He comforts, consoles and encourages us in every trouble, so that we may also be able to comfort those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” ​

Linda Krehling

Linda is the Vice President of Fresh Hope  Ministries and the Founder/President of MEGA Ministries in Naples, Florida. She has a natural gift and ability to understand, teach and  play the piano. She leads a team of 27 musicians and singers who delight in honoring God through the music they play and the songs they sing. She is a powerful woman of God!

Lori Merschdorf

Lori is an Ordained Minister , a Board member of Fresh Hope Ministries and the Founder of Fire to Freedom Ministries. She has an acute sense of discernment to those who are hurting, broken and abused. Her  ministry came from a life testimony of victory from ashes  and has given her immense compassion!

Darla Leon

Darla Leon is a wife of 41 years, mother to three children and grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 1. 

Darla is on the Board of Directors of Fresh Hope Ministries and is the Accountant for The Ruth Fund. 

Darla’s extensive experience in the financial arena as Sr. Accountant and Financial Analyst has opened outlets in the spiritual realm to use these resources in serving others. Darla is honored to work with founder, Donna Sallee. She is blessed to be a part of The Ruth Fund and support through her time, giving, and ministry to these women.

Marianne Luchansky

Marianne is the Founder/President of BELONG, a Christian Women's  Community Outreach group. in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  BELONG hosts many community outreach and fundraising events to support  local charitable organizations.  Their mission is to equip women one at a time with: Courage, Confidence, and Conviction with a focus on fellowship one with another.  Our desire is to empower women to be women of God who were created to live life with a purpose; to stay the course and not lose faith!

Tara Sallee'

Tara is the first daughter of our founder, Donna Sallee'. She is the proud mother of 4 children, and 1 precious grandchild!  She has a degree in Psychology and works with at-risk families as a family support worker. She has a passion to make a difference in the lives of hurting kids and families. God has healed her from many life complications and difficulties which causes her to love him with all of her being. Tara is a strong, resilient woman of God!

Kallai Santana

Kallai is the youngest daughter of our founder, Donna Sallee'.               She is married to Frankie Santana, and they are the proud parents of 2 beautiful children. She is an Independent Beauty Consultant at MARY KAY and loves empowering women to be all they can be in life. 

Kallai went through a difficult season that brought her to a close relationship with Christ. She learned her true identity comes from what He says about her in His word, and not what people say or how she feels.  Kallai is a determined, kind woman of God!  

Monique McIntyre


Elizabeth Walker Goins