Our Staff Team
John Paszkiet is a long time Bozeman resident along with his wife Corina and his two children Ezekiel and Naomi. The Paszkiets love Bozeman due to its diversity, its beauty, and its access to the outdoors and all its activities. Both John and Corina work in the non-profit sector. Corina with The Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach and John as the Director of Greater Impact. Greater Impact, was born from the desire to give people a hand up in their time of need. Serving the needs of individuals in desperate situations is very important to the Paszkiets.
John is also a Community Outreach Pastor with Venture Church. John has witnessed God and the local church transform people’s lives first hand. “It is amazing when you get to play a part in God radically grabbing ahold of someone and giving them a new start, and the hope that comes with that.” - John
The Paszkiets love being a part of opportunities where they get to cultivate new relationships and be part of a group that loves people and is not afraid to get out into the community and serve.
My name is Linda Walker, a wife, a mom and Recovery Director with Greater Impact Inc. I've been volunteering with this nonprofit for over 4.5 years. Helping people that have struggled with addiction and other hang-ups is something I'm very passionate about. Being able to walk side by side with them and help them learn how to live purposeful and fulfilling lives is one of the greater gifts God has called me to do.
In 2020, we opened a women’s recovery house. It is so important to have a safe place for women, and to help them learn how to manage life, but also discovering who they are is something that is vital to a new beginning in recovery. We have seen so much healing and growth in the women we serve! Now, we are working to open a recovery house for men, so they can experience the same restoration. I am so humbled and grateful to be part of Greater Impact and to give a hand up in a time of need!
My name is Kyle Eichmann, I am a long time resident of the Gallatin Valley. Born in Alabama, my family moved several times while I was growing up, before finally landing in Bozeman when I was 8 years old. I graduated from Belgrade High School and attended Montana State University for a few semesters. After my brief academic career, I knew the traditional path traveled by most people through life wasn’t for me. One thing I knew for sure was I loved this place called Bozeman and it’s people.
I began working on cars in the driveway with friends, including tuning on race cars. After a few jobs and some hard life lessons, I began to consider the automotive field as a serious option for my life. I started at a regional shop in town, quickly working my way up to the management level. As fulfilling as this should have been, something was missing.
I had been serving with what would become the Greater Impact Auto Team for a couple years at the time. I stepped down from management and began focusing more of my time on the Auto Team as the volunteer leader. After two years, July 21st 2020, I took a full time position as Greater Impact's Auto Director. God is moving in big ways in my life, and I get to partner with Him and my amazing team of volunteers as we give people in our community a hand up, and empowering others to do the same.
Financial Coaching Director
My name is Barbara Kuhlemeier and I am a third generation native of the Gallatin Valley. I left for several years but have always felt the pull back to Bozeman. I enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. I most recently retired as a Program Accountant for HRDC, working with the low-income housing and property management program.
I am the Financial Coaching Director for Greater Impact. I have a passion for and am honored to work with clients, creating budgets, working with them to lower debt, and following up to help ensure success. We offer Financial Peace University. This encourages our clients to base their financial perspective on Biblically sound principles. I also volunteer with the Case Management Team, working with clients at a personal level, scheduling appointments and referring them to local agencies.
I love being part of a non-profit that builds relationships with their clients and makes a direct impact on their daily lives.
I have been in the building world in many ways my entire life. From project management of multi-million dollar projects, to running businesses all over. I am passionate about community, and helping others puts this passion hand-in-hand with building long term community developments, giving people a hand up with housing repairs, and building a community.
I started helping with Greater Impact about 4 years ago, after getting to know John. I fully support what Greater Impact is doing, so about a year ago, John asked me if I was interested in being housing director. After going to God and listening to his calling, I made the conscious choice to listen and follow what he had for me instead of just pursuing my own business.
The housing team helps people with firewood delivery in the winters, works on homes if they need a hand up with potential evictions depending upon the situation, and we are in development/meetings to build a Community First Development for affordable housing.
Ignite Learning Center Director
Desiree has always found herself teaching and being with children since she was a child herself. She started with babysitting, then worked at a daycare during her high school career. Desiree decided to go to school to become a teacher. She attended the University of Montana Western and received her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
After more than a decade of serving children in multiple educational settings. Desiree decided that she would homeschool her own children. That is where her passion really began. The learning opportunities were boundless for her children. She has been homeschooling for six years now. Desiree saw a great need within the homeschool community in the Gallatin Valley. Through much prayer, research, and Jesus’s guidance and blessings, Ignite Learning was created.
Desiree wants to spark a passion in parents/caregivers’ to homeschool and encourage them to continue to invest in their children, through community, encouragement, and resources for the beginner homeschool family to the seasoned homeschool family. She wants to see the power of the Holy Spirit ignite the love of learning in these students.