MODESTO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 31, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the Modesto Gospel Mission, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue mission that serves Stanislaus County, today announced the resignation of Executive Director Kevin Carroll and the appointment of Jason Conway as Interim Executive Director. The Mission’s Board will soon embark on its search for a new Executive Director to help navigate the organization’s current financial state and lead the ministry into its next phase of transforming lives in the community.

“Mr. Conway is the right leader to bridge the transition,” said John Villines, Chairman of the Board. “As the Mission’s Operations Director and a graduate of the organization’s New Life Program, he has an intimate understanding of all areas of the day-to-day ministry operations.”

Since 1948, the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided a refuge for recovery and restoration through the power and love of Jesus Christ. For 69 years, the Gospel Mission has been wholly supported by generous individuals, businesses, churches and community partners and does not receive any grants or government funding.

“The Board would like to thank the loyal donors and volunteers for their past support, and we encourage them to continue to partner with the Mission as it ministers to the displaced and downtrodden individuals in our city,” said Jonathan Meek, Chairman of the Finance Committee and Board Member.

“Each night the Mission provides nutritious meals, warm beds and a safe place for the homeless to lay their head. But more than food and shelter, the Mission offers hope to the hopeless through a variety of services, like the New Beginnings sober-living program and the 24-month New Life program,” Meek continued. “We minister to the whole person – not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.”

The Mission, located at 1400 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95354, sponsors several outreach programs geared toward improving the future of its guests, a demonstration of its long-term commitment to the community. In addition to classes in the areas of life skills, budgeting, parenting, healthy living and discipleship, the organization offers GED and educational programs, employment assistance and vocational training, such as security guard, forklift driving, and ServSafe food safety certifications. The Mission also engages local neighborhood youth with its after-school programs and offers free medical services through its dedicated medical and dental clinic, staffed by local healthcare volunteers, to anyone who needs services.

The Modesto Bee reported in May 2017 that a survey of the local homeless population revealed there were 1,661 homeless individuals in Stanislaus County, including 243 children. Three-quarters of this population (1,221 people) live in the City of Modesto.

“Our city needs the Mission to continue to offer refuge, recovery and restoration to the homeless that live here,” said Villines “In order to fulfill its calling, the Mission will need ongoing support from the people of Stanislaus County to continue to help transformation take place in our community.”

To get involved or for more information regarding the Mission, contact us at (209) 918-1003.

MODESTO, CALIFORNIA – JULY 31, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the Modesto Gospel Mission, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue mission that serves Stanislaus County, today announced the resignation of Executive Director Kevin Carroll and the appointment of Jason Conway as Interim Executive Director. The Mission’s Board will soon embark on its search for a new Executive Director to help navigate the organization’s current financial state and lead the ministry into its next phase of transforming lives in the community.

“Mr. Conway is the right leader to bridge the transition,” said John Villines, Chairman of the Board. “As the Mission’s Operations Director and a graduate of the organization’s New Life Program, he has an intimate understanding of all areas of the day-to-day ministry operations.”

Since 1948, the Modesto Gospel Mission has provided a refuge for recovery and restoration through the power and love of Jesus Christ. For 69 years, the Gospel Mission has been wholly supported by generous individuals, businesses, churches and community partners and does not receive any grants or government funding.

“The Board would like to thank the loyal donors and volunteers for their past support, and we encourage them to continue to partner with the Mission as it ministers to the displaced and downtrodden individuals in our city,” said Jonathan Meek, Chairman of the Finance Committee and Board Member.

“Each night the Mission provides nutritious meals, warm beds and a safe place for the homeless to lay their head. But more than food and shelter, the Mission offers hope to the hopeless through a variety of services, like the New Beginnings sober-living program and the 24-month New Life program,” Meek continued. “We minister to the whole person – not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.”

The Mission, located at 1400 Yosemite Blvd, Modesto, CA 95354, sponsors several outreach programs geared toward improving the future of its guests, a demonstration of its long-term commitment to the community. In addition to classes in the areas of life skills, budgeting, parenting, healthy living and discipleship, the organization offers GED and educational programs, employment assistance and vocational training, such as security guard, forklift driving, and ServSafe food safety certifications. The Mission also engages local neighborhood youth with its after-school programs and offers free medical services through its dedicated medical and dental clinic, staffed by local healthcare volunteers, to anyone who needs services.

The Modesto Bee reported in May 2017 that a survey of the local homeless population revealed there were 1,661 homeless individuals in Stanislaus County, including 243 children. Three-quarters of this population (1,221 people) live in the City of Modesto.

“Our city needs the Mission to continue to offer refuge, recovery and restoration to the homeless that live here,” said Villines “In order to fulfill its calling, the Mission will need ongoing support from the people of Stanislaus County to continue to help transformation take place in our community.”

To get involved or for more information regarding the Mission, contact us at (209) 918-1003.

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