Pathfinder trio attends development conference

Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman (left) joins Suzanne Anarde (center), vice president of Rural LISC, and Pathfinder Services board member Richard Strick at the recent Rural LISC annual seminar in Bozeman, MT.
Pathfinder Services President and CEO John Niederman (left) joins Suzanne Anarde (center), vice president of Rural LISC, and Pathfinder Services board member Richard Strick at the recent Rural LISC annual seminar in Bozeman, MT. Photo provided.

Justin Barker, John Niederman and Richard Strick, all of Pathfinder Services, attended the Rural LISC annual seminar, “Big Skies, Bigger Opportunities in Rural America,” Aug. 28 through Aug. 31 in Bozeman, MT.

The seminar is an annual national conference for rural community development professionals.

Barker is director of the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center and Strick is a Pathfinder Services board member.

Niederman, president and CEO of Pathfinder Services, served on a panel to discuss the Creative Abilities Art Center project that is in the planning stages for downtown Huntington.

This year’s seminar, co-sponsored by Rural LISC Partner Human Resource Development Council of District IX, provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about national trends, exchange information, gain insight into ways to improve the community  and network with rural colleagues from around the country.

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit comprehensive human and community development organization headquartered in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966.

In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also serves individuals and families in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Elkhart, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, St. Joe, Starke, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Additional information about Pathfinder Services can be found at www.path finderservices.org.