McIntyre brings more than 20 years of experience in management, marketing and communications to the nonprofit, including more than 10 years’ worth of expertise in fund development and community engagement.
In her new role, she will help support Plainsong’s work toward cultivating a more equitable and resilient food system by leading and implementing its fundraising strategy, building a solid foundation for the nonprofit’s growth. McIntyre will also work alongside her colleagues to create farm-based education and food donation programs.
McIntyre teaches grant writing as an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University. She previously served as the development director for Streams of Hope and as the director for the Battle Creek Area Catholic Schools Foundation.
“I’m delighted to be part of the Plainsong Farm team and join its mission in growing good food for people and people for God,” said McIntyre. “I’m looking forward to sharing the great work Plainsong does to grow individuals spiritually while providing farm-based education and nutritious food for the community in an environmentally sustainable way.”
Active professionally and in the community, McIntyre has been a part of the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for several years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business and public relations from Ferris State University and a master’s degree in public administration, specializing in nonprofit management and leadership, from Grand Valley State University.
A native of West Michigan, McIntyre lives in Belding with her husband, Chuck, and their three children.
About Plainsong Farm
Plainsong Farm is a faith-based, education-oriented nonprofit organization that exists to cultivate connections between people, places and God by creating a space that nurtures belonging and the radical renewal of God’s world. Affiliated with the Episcopal Church, and open to everyone of any faith or none, Plainsong Farm was founded in 2015 and incorporated in 2019. The farm practices regenerative agriculture, offers immersive farm-based education and spiritual renewal programs for the general public, grows young leaders through its signature residential fellowship and advocates nationally for more intentional care of church-owned land. Visit Plainsong Farm’s website at plainsongfarm.com and stay connected on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.