Non-Profit Christian Organization

About CLDI

Gospel-Focused 

Community development

CLDI is non-profit organization that seeks to transform and empower struggling communities. For nearly 40 years, CLDI has been at work in a low-income neighborhood of Billings, Montana known as the South Side. At the heart of our work is a gospel-centered desire to invest in the South Side in such a way that residents of the community thrive financially, spiritually, and relationally.

Gospel-focused Revitalization

Areas of Work

Affordable Housing

Providing second chances to individuals and families with poor credit, no rental history, or criminal backgrounds

Youth-Engagement

Engaging South Side youth by providing safe after school programs, mentorship, and new experiences.

Community Development

We labor to remove blight, renovate, and stimulate the economy through commercial development and restoration.

Women & Children Recovery Home

We work directly with women and children to provide a safe place for recovery and restoration of families.

Leadership + Job Training

We provide leadership development opportunities for young adults through our internship as well as job skill training for at-risk youth.

Discipleship

We work with mentors and counselors to provide Christ-Centered mentorship and personal development to individuals.

Rebuilding and Restoring Hope

Our Values

Gospel Response

As we lean into the needs and fabric of the community, we believe there is a gospel response to the brokenness among us.

Imago Dei

We believe that all people are made in the image of God and therefore have intrinsic value and worth and have a capacity to know, love, delight in, and worship the one true God.

Integrity

It is our aim to live and work in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord, to be accountable to Him in valuing people, honesty, transparency, and truthfulness.

Relationally Based

We believe that people have been made for relationships with God and community; thus, our primary focus is on relationships rather than programs, believing it is the best means for Jesus to be displayed and experienced.

“You’ll use the old RUBBLE of past lives to build ANEW. Restore old ruins… REBUILD and RENOVATE make the COMMUNITY livable again.” 

Isaiah 58:12

The People Behind the Passion

Our Team

Eric Basye

Eric Basye

Executive Director

Katie Wise

Katie Wise

Director of Operations

Lisa Reinschmidt

Lisa Reinschmidt

Director of Development

Kaylee Thompson

Kaylee Thompson

Youth Works Director

Kaleb Perdew

Kaleb Perdew

Internship & Youth Works Supervisor

Erika Musser

Erika Musser

Hannah House Supervisor

Colin Sauskojus

Colin Sauskojus

Rail//Line Supervisor

Dona Kabeary

Dona Kabeary

Hannah House Spiritual Mentor

Morgan Williams

Morgan Williams

Donor Relations Manager

Miriam Stahl

Miriam Stahl

KMC Property Manager

Cindy Sampson

Cindy Sampson

Assistant Property Manager / Admin Assistant

Jane Lee

Jane Lee

Rail//Line Learning & Development Coordinator

Kammy Perdew

Kammy Perdew

Development Operations Specialist

Fred Nelson

Fred Nelson

Eleos Group Director

Joan Nelson

Joan Nelson

Eleos Group

People Behind the Passion

Board of Directors

Nate Oakley

President

Kyle Young

Vice President

Dave Goodridge

Director

Jim Koessler

Director

John Hedge

Director

Kendra Moran

Director

Diane Morledge-Hampton

Director

Join an Unstoppable Community of Monthly Givers

Our community of monthly givers is known as The 100Fold because, like Jesus tells his disciples in Mark 10, we believe that when people live lives of generosity and sacrifice the blessings returned to them will be one hundred fold. 

The 100Fold is a group of people who are passionate, courageous and committed to seeing the South Side be restored through a gospel lens. You belong here.