Brandon LaBonte

Executive Director

Brandon has been Director of Serve Moses Lake since April 15th, 2019.  He has been married for 18 years to a fantastic bride, Melanie.  Together, they are raising two twin boy teenagers and a beautiful daughter who thinks she’s in charge.  He graduated from Multnomah University with a degree in Leadership & Ministry.  He enjoys bird hunting, camp fires, road trips, and coffee with his wife.  His heart is to see people encouraged, especially in Christ and growing closer to God.

Brian Meiners
Board Chair
Brian has over 26 years of experience in the food industry with Basin American Foods (, 20 years of experience leading cross-functional and multi-location teams. Brian served as Plant Manager of their Moses Lake plant for 12 years before relocating to Portland, OR area to manage Harry’s Fresh Foods after it was acquired by Basic American Foods in 2007. During his time as Moses Lake Plant Manager, Brian served on the board of Grant County Economic Development Council and other community-related and industry-focused boards and committees.

Pat O’leary
Vice Chair
Pat has spent his career helping and serving people as a pastor.  He spent thirty years in Auburn Washington as a community builder in conjunction with the Mayor’s and the churches.  Pat states that his love for people is the cornerstone of his work.  Pat married his wife Bobbie in 1975 in Moses Lake and has four children and four grandchildren.  Pat and Bobbie enjoy the small town, family, a garden and reading.  Pat feels privileged to work at Kayser’s Chapel of Memories, serving families in this vital role.

Dave Eck
The Moses Lake community means so much to Dave.  He enjoys helping people.  This is why he volunteers at Serve Moses Lake.  In addition, he serves on the the City Council to offer his time and expertise in the areas he is passionate about.  His faith in Christ has been an integral part of his life and journey as a Christian.  Dave has a huge heart to see that our homeless community needs are met.

Clinton Meharry
Clinton is the senior Pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Moses Lake.  It is his aim to be available to fulfill the call of God in our community by loving people the way Christ did.  These last three years as a board member has been a great experience in witnessing the way God has used Serve Moses Lake to help people find the help they need.  His joy has also been when Serve Moses Lake clients come by the church and visit over a good meal and conversation.

Ed Burns
Ed has been the Lead Pastor at Journey Church since it began in 2009. He was born and raised here in Moses Lake, but went on to pastor in Oregon, Washington and Idaho before returning “home.” As a teenager, who attended Moses Lake High School, the Lord captured his heart. Since Jesus has changed his life, he is inspired to help others experience the Jesus who transformed him. He’s married to his beautiful wife of 40 years, Judy. He is also dad to two adult children and “Papa” (grandpa) to five.


– Ann Frank

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