An affordable, inviting and collaborative space for ministries and nonprofits

Transition Team Update:

The COAH Transition Team, with the help of Patrick Cisler from Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance, has been involved in an executive search process to fill the Executive Director position at the end of this year. The Transition Team reviewed all 77 cover letters and resumes submitted and selected 14 candidates to move on to the next step. Two person teams from the Transition Team conducted phone interviews with these 14 candidates during the week of Sept 26-30. Seven of those candidates were then scheduled for in-person interviews with the full Transition Team from Oct 17 – Oct 20. The Team selected two final candidates that were interviewed by the full Board of Directors in early November. Be on the lookout on our website ( as well as our social media accounts to see any further updates. Thank you for your prayers as God leads the COAH Board through this search process!

Gary Ellens – Executive Director 2016-2022

Community Resource Ministries

Doors of Hope

No matter the life circumstances, Doors of Hope is here to help. Doors of Hope offers a listening ear, aid in obtainable goal setting, advocacy, accountability, life skills coaching and healthy relationship building, all at no cost.


Open to the public, our non-profit Café features a full barista bar with specialty coffees and fresh-baked gourmet muffins, cookies and other treats, along with lunch served Monday through Thursday.  The Café also provides meaningful work and volunteer opportunities for seniors, persons with disabilities and others who love to serve.

Health Clinic

Our Clinic provides free medical care for minor injuries and illnesses for uninsured and underinsured persons. Care is given by qualified, volunteer medical staff. Patients must call ahead for an appointment.

Leader Renewal

To support and encourage pastors and other leaders in the community, we have set aside a private space on our third floor. The Leader Renewal Room can be reserved to have time away from the demands of life and ministry, escaping the busyness of offices and homes to rest and recharge.

Resident Ministries

City on a Hill empowers more than 40 ministries to do more good throughout our community and the world. By providing low cost space and other amenities, our resident ministries impact countless people through diverse services including foreign and domestic missions, foster care support, home repair, medical transportation and more.

Event Room Reservations

City on a Hill offers three meeting spaces for use by resident ministries as well as the public. The spaces are free to resident ministries. Members of the community can use the rooms for meetings, family gatherings, open houses and other events at a reasonable cost.

Support City on a Hill


City on a Hill could not operate without volunteers who provide many different services. Learn how you can support our mission and connect to your community.


Donations are City on a Hill’s lifeline, making it possible to operate our own four ministries and also helping finance building operations to support our resident ministries. The donations we receive help save each resident ministry an average $12,000 a year in costs, allowing them to focus more of their resources on their missions.

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Art show to illustrate hope, raise funds  

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