Prayers for Portland Rescue Mission
“I know how to live when I am poor, and I know how to live when I have plenty. I have learned the secret
of being happy at any time in everything that happens, when I have enough to eat and when I go hungry,
when I have more than I need and when I do not have enough. I can do all things through Christ, because
He gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:12–13 (New Century Version)
We added a second Car Sales and Donations site last year, Prayer Focus for March
which increased our services to the west side of Portland, We’re excited about the new
but it’s been challenging to maintain a full supply of vehicles.
weekend lunch service at our
Please pray for an abundance of vehicle donations. Pray for God
to move people to support the Mission in this creative way.
Burnside Shelter! This service
provides more than 300 meals
Pray also for our staff as they go through shifts in job descriptions. to men and women each
Please pray for our Outreach team as they work with eight weekend, at a time when many
volunteer homeless guests to run the Burnside Shelter activities other agencies do not serve
each night. This opportunity opens up relationships with these meals. Please pray that the lives
men as they help in the dining room and prepare our shelter of our homeless guests would
space in exchange for an overnight bed. Pray that God would
be reached in a positive way
reveal His goodness to the men as they work with us.
through this new endeavor.
The Children’s Center at Shepherd’s Door is a ministry to
greater Portland. Please pray for our community families—
people who use the Children’s Center for childcare—this week.
Some parents struggle with addiction, others have financial
challenges, and some of the children face learning difficulties.
While our recovery residents’ children have special needs,
our community children need just as much attention to
develop in a healthy way. Pray for their spiritual and physical
growth and for the stability of their families.
Last month, we welcomed three New Life Recovery Ministry
graduates into the GRAD Ministry, a year long job-training The new meal service meets a tangible need,
and it opens the door to more relationships
opportunity. Praise God for His provision! Please pray that with homeless guests at our Burnside Shelter.
our GRADs would adjust to a new schedule, work well with
staff and volunteers, and feel challenged and rewarded in their ministry alongside staff and volunteers.
Pray also for the staff member who leads the GRAD Ministry. As he juggles many work obligations,
we pray that his work with our GRADs would be focused and fruitful.
On Sunday, five men will graduate from New Life Recovery Ministry. Praise God for His work in their
lives! Pray for their steps of faith to move into the next season of life. Pray especially that they would rely
on God as well as their church and families as they pursue work and integrate into the community.
As always, we pray for our staff’s service to homeless guests and recovery residents. Please pray for our
staff’s growth in faith, wisdom, patience and compassion as they seek to fulfill God’s call on their lives.
We’d like to pray for you! Send prayer requests to Prayer@PDXMission.org, call 503-MISSION (647-7466) or mail it to us at P.O. Box 3713,
Portland, OR 97208-3713. Check out our website at www.PortlandRescueMission.org for more current events and prayer opportunities.
Board of Directors and Staff
Board of Directors Darlene Crawford, Night Ministry Team
Todd Sheaffer, Chair Wendy Gerkman, Night Ministry Team
David Dannemiller, Vice Chair Megan Gornick, Night Ministry Team
Kathy Anfuso, Secretary Katherine Kalpakis, Night Ministry Team
Janine Schulwitz, Treasurer
Erin Fowler, Night Ministry Team
Merrit Quarum, M.D.
Children’s Center at Shepherd’s Door
Nancy Singleterry, Children’s Center Manager
Kelly Huck, Children’s Center Sub-Director / Teacher
Executive Staff Tabitha Sheeder,
Eric Bauer, Executive Director Children’s Center Sub-Director / Teacher
Bill Meadowcroft, Chief Operating Officer Andrea Benson, Children’s Center Teacher
Bill Miller, Director of Development Ministry Tiffany Braman, Children’s Center Teacher
George Vaughan, Director of Partnership Ministry Kelsey Fong, Children’s Center Teacher
Erin Holcomb, Executive Assistant Forrest Johnson, Children’s Center Teacher
Abigail Liezen, Children’s Center Teacher
Outreach Ministry Katelyn Polivchak, Children’s Center Teacher The Mission received a high honor
Timothy Desper, Guest Services Manager for its effectiveness.
June Cassell, Administrative Assistant Partnership Ministry
Daniel Roby, Outreach Chaplain Jan Marshall, Senior Ministry Specialist
Samuel Nagel, Evening Outreach Specialist Holly Hummel, Group Involvement Specialist Charity Navigator, a
Sean Dinno, Night Ministry Team Dallas Lange, Community Partnership Chaplain
Austin Easley, Night Ministry Team Justin McMahan, Community Partnership Coordinator third-party evaluator
Sally Pella, Reception / Partnership Associate
Ukiah Hawkins, Night Ministry Team
Mark Johnson, Night Ministry Team Dan Williams, Volunteer Involvement Specialist of nonprofits, has
Justin Spahn, Night Ministry Team
Justin Modrell, Weekend Outreach Team
Open, Ministry Communications Specialist
given Portland Rescue
Paul Moffatt, Weekend Outreach Team
Kent Factora, Video / Audio Producer Mission a 4-star rating!
Christopher Hall, Warehouse Inventory Associate
Brian Merrell, Community Relations / Media Specialist
Nathan Smith, Creative Lead / New Media Specialist
One recovery resident
J. R. Baker, Senior Chaplain
returned from the
Dominic Abaria, Administrative Associate
John Boehm, Resident Advocate / Intake Specialist
Howard Andrews, IT Specialist
Rick Franklin, Database Specialist
hospital last month
Jim Bradley, Next Step Counselor
Kevin Bradley, Learning Center Manager
Alissa Goble, Staff Ministry Manager from surgery, and he
Josh Hodney, Gifts Processing Associate
John Dominguez, Discovery Specialist
Bob Rapp, Recovery Chaplain
Michael Marcello, Gifts Processing Specialist is healing well.
Charles Romanic, Recovery Team Manager
Ted Wachsmuth, Food Services Coordinator
Kathy McClung, Accounting Specialist
JonMarie Purvis, Accounting Manager A Shepherd’s Door
Open, Recovery Chaplain
Reid Stady, Staff Ministry Associate
Dave Whiting, Burnside Operations Manager
resident who left the
Car Sales and Donations ministry in 2011 has
Open, Manager of Shepherd’s Door
Kay Askey, Life Skills Manager
Dick Osborne, Manager
Jon Anderson, Service Lead
returned to pursue
Kathleen Bradley, Recovery Team Manager
Bobbie Braker, Recovery Counselor
Gary Abraham, Records / Sales recovery again!
Victor Armendariz, Sales
Lindsay Chang, Life Skills Specialist
Carolyn Thompson, Recovery Specialist
Jim Cooper, Sales Our expansion and
Ruth Cooper, Administrative Lead
Hannah Hayes, Administrative Associate
Bethany Hewitt, Lead Resident Advocate
Luis Hernandez, Detail Technician remodel of Next Step
Chris Jensen, Home Life Specialist
Taylor Holcomb, Mechanic
Troy Williams, Sales
men’s recovery site
Christine Kan, Resident Advocate
Rebecca Long, Kitchen Manager Vocational Ministry starts April 1!
Crystal Strickler, Discovery Specialist
Marty Sturdivant, Chaplain
Tom Lister, Manager of Vocational Ministry
Dave Ketah, Maintenance Manager
Linda Trier, Part-Time Nurse
Father, please grant the Portland Rescue Mission board
and staff wisdom and compassion as they work with
hurting, homeless men, women and children of our city.