Maribeth Roncz is a woman on a mission.
Volunteering is a mission that echoes Maribeth’s belief that life is not about how long you live, but how you live. It is not about the duration of your life, but the donation of your life. She has been a volunteer at the Center for the Homeless for 16 years, the past nine as a member of the auction committee.
In 2005, Maribeth was asked by Pastor Rob Wegner to establish and lead the Center for the Homeless Ministry for Granger Community Church. With a lot of help, from her church friends, hundreds of volunteers now serve the Center each year. In 2007, Maribeth was honored to accept the Center’s Volunteer of the Year Award on behalf of Granger Community Church. In her career as a veteran mortgage loan originator of 17 years with First Federal Savings Bank, Maribeth’s mission is to assist people in financing (and refinancing) their dream homes.
With her family, Maribeth can usually be found hanging out with her grandchildren, Reeann and Michael. Whether at the ballpark, school programs, or in the backyard pool, she strives to be the best “Mimi” she can be. But no matter where the three of them may be, Maribeth’s mission is clear: to give them lots of love. Maribeth’s newest mission is to dance with the fantastic (and very tolerant) Matt Smith for the 20th Anniversary Miracle Auction. Her grandchildren are thoroughly convinced she will rule the competition, and are now referring to her as the “Dancing Queen.” Whether queen, or loyal subject, Maribeth has a passion for the Center for the Homeless, it’s people and its mission.
Matt Smith currently resides in Elkhart, Indiana. Matt has been dancing and teaching all the the Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing for the past 3 years. He competes professionally, with his partner Nicole, and Pro/Am with his students. He also enjoys art illustration, graphic design, and martial arts. Matt is currently a full-time dance instructor at DanceSport.