The Board:

Board members

The board members would like to introduce themselves. They do this work entirely on a voluntary basis.

Dick Verlaan - chairman

In the summer of 2018, together with our youth-group I reconstructed the roof construction and renovated the entire top floor of the house. This was my first contact and I was immediately touched by seeing how happy these abandoned children were in the family home because they are embraced into a loving home.

When I was asked to serve on the board, I said yes almost instantly.

Petra Kleijn-Stuij - secretary

As I became excited by all the stories about The Obed Foundation and the work of Danny and Rianne, I decided to join the board in the spring of 2018.

In November 2018, i visited the family home for the first time. With my own eyes, i saw how much love, warmth and hope the foster children are given!

Daan Klomp - treasurer

In 2014 I became involved in the work and Rianne and Danny wanted to do in Romania. Inspired by them and their efforts, I offered to act as treasurer for The Obed Foundation.

It is very fulfilling to support the great work they do in Romania as treasurer of the foundation.

Frits de Breij - general board member

Since 1991 I have been involved in assistance to Romania, where I have also come into contact with abandoned children and from the Netherlands I have also been able to support a children's home with financial support and regularly visit. When Danny and Rianne wanted to start a family home in Romania, I could imagine everything about their vocation. During the period that they started this family home in Romania, we started as a family home in the Netherlands and we regularly had the opportunity to think along with Danny and Rianne from that role.

I am pleased that from the summer of 2022 I can be part of the board with this knowledge in order to remain involved in the work of Danny and Rianne.

Danny & Rianne - family home parents

The family home is currently led by Danny and Rianne Kommer. They moved from Heerde, The Netherlands, to Ghimbav, Romania in 2014. For more information about Danny and Rianne and their motivation to do this work you can go to their website. Danny and Rianne