Quail Ministries, Inc.

Quail Ministries, Inc. was created in 1985 (501 c 3) by a cross-section of professionals (accountant, architect, teacher, pastor, and musician) with a mission to help re-locate for the wounded in spirit, the indelible, God given, joy resident in humans hearts and ignited by faith in the mercy of Jesus Christ. This they sought to do primarily through the creative works and activities of writer/performer, Michael Kelly Blanchard . The first 15 years focused generally on collegiate and faith-based communities, with the ministry articulating a realistic hope and tangible faith to these groups, through hundreds of MKB performances; 15 full length albums; two musical drama productions, numerous television and radio appearances; a PBS National Holiday Special (There is Love) with Noel Paul Stookey; as well as a variety of workshops, seminars and retreats across the country. Then in the next decade, QMI teamed with professional chaplains in working with two indispensable service sectors of the human family: health care providers, through The Stories Workshop program, and returning troops and their families, providing original music and presentations through the U.S. Army's 'Strong Bonds' program.

As the spiritual and organizational awning over Michael's work, Quail Ministries seeks to be a tool in the belt of the Divine Carpenter. Quail's goal and vision are to be a piece in God's merciful mosaic as He replaces our pain and loneliness with grace and forgiveness. Through stories, story/songs, plays and thought-provoking articles, Michael has chosen a non-threatening vehicle in which to tell of the larger Love that warms, heals, encourages, redirects and corrects our smaller loves.

Quail Ministries, Inc.
Board of Directors

Richard E. Schoenhardt, AIA, NCARB
Founding President, Schoenhardt Architects

Lynne Schoenhardt
Registered Nurse, Retired

Joseph J. (Trip) Sinnott
Publisher, Attic Studio Press
Clinton Corners, New York

Joseph Dietrich
English Department Head, Masters School
West Simsbury, Connecticut

Marion Dietrich
Middle School Teacher, Masters School
West Simsbury, Connecticut

Greta Blanchard
Lower School Teacher, Masters School
West Simsbury, Connecticut

David Blauw, MS, M.Div
Chaplain, Holland Hospital
Holland, Michigan

Ruth Wagner
Office Manager/Executive Assistant, Retired

Bill Eckert
Computer Software Executive and former CPA, Retired
Colebrook, CT

Ginny Eckert
Consulting Pharmacist
Colebrook, CT

Director of Operations
Michael Kelly Blanchard
Unionville, Connecticut