An Update


My name is Katelyn Holmer and I am the recently hired executive director of Common Ground of Central Illinois. I wanted to post an update about what’s been going on lately and what we have to look forward to. I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to serve in Delavan and appreciate all of the support through this journey of transition.

First of all, a HUGE thank you to Dee Ann Schaalma and all of the hard work she put into the Common Ground Thrift Store. It’s amazing to see how God has used each woman who has been in charge of the Thrift Store to improve it and make it grow. I’m honored to be joining these women and tacking Thrift Store coordinator onto my job description. I’ve already been overwhelmed by the beautiful stories shared and relationships begun. If you are interested in volunteering, please click this link.

I encourage you to look around the website. I’ve been making some changes but still have quite a few to go, so keep checking in for more updates! Some other things also in the works are more fundraisers (like a BINGO night) and a beginner’s sewing class at the Common Ground North building. If you are interested in joining a fundraising committee, please email me at with fundraising committee as the subject name.

As always, we appreciate your prayers and your support. If you are in need of any assistance, please contact us through email or the Facebook page and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. God is incredibly good and moving in this organization!

God bless,



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