John Schaefer


John is the Human Resources Manager for Agri Valley Communications, Inc., which serves phone and internet businesses in both the Thumb area of Michigan and Northern Michigan. Agri Valley is a controlled group with three affiliates, and this company of 110 employees helps people stay connected. 

John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and he is a certified financial planner. 

John has a great deal of experience in financial planning: He managed a trust department at a bank for 26 years;  previously served on the Huron County Community Foundation Board; and currently serves on the Scheurer Hospital Board of Trustees (1991-2018). Because John believes in providing service to others, he had been a member of the Pigeon Rotary Club for 40 years.

John and his wife JoAnn belong to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Caseville, and they have a son Matthew. John enjoys golfing, fishing, and hunting. 

“John wants to use his talents and vast experience with other trusts and foundations to help the Catholic Community Foundation achieve its goals and better serve the people of Mid Michigan.”

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