Meet our new Executive Director

A Letter From The President of the Board of Directors

Dear Mission Partner,

I am pleased to announce that through God’s providence Central Union Mission’s board of directors has selected Joseph J. Mettimano to be our new executive director. We believe his proven leadership skills, non-profit experience and heart for the homeless and people of God make him uniquely qualified for the role. Retired executive director David Treadwell will serve as a special advisor to Mettimano during the transition, as well as a continued resource and supporter of the Mission in an emeritus role.  August 6th is Mr. Mettimano’s first day in his new role.

Mr. Mettimano has 28 years of nonprofit management experience working with organizations such as Global Impact, Prison Fellowship, World Vision, UNICEF USA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. With these and other organizations, he served causes as varied as global poverty, prisoner transformation, malaria, child trafficking, and the environment through his advocacy, communications, fundraising and marketing roles.

His personal involvement with the homeless community spans over 20 years, including serving for the past six years as a pastor on the streets in Washington, DC, where he preaches every Wednesday night and leads a weekly outreach with food distribution and a time of fellowship. He is an associate pastor and elder at The Orchard Church, in Arlington, VA. He has lived in the Washington, DC, area for the past 28 years and currently resides in Herndon, VA, with his wife Cam-Vien and daughter Ella.

I’d like to invite you to an Open House to welcome Mr. Mettimano to the Mission on Friday, September 14, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. (Please rsvp here for the Open House.)  Also, please consider joining us on September 20 or November 2 for our free Taste of the Mission luncheons or dinners, where you can meet our new executive director, enjoy a meal and tour our shelter facility. (Please rsvp here for a Taste of the Mission event.)  I also invite you to contact me with any of your questions at RWright@missiondc.org.

As the Mission enters its 135th year of service in the District, we are excited to see the energy and innovation that Joe will bring as he leads Central Union Mission. We expect to accelerate the service and engagement the Mission provides to the poor and homeless people in the nation’s capital. Please join us in supporting Joe with your prayers as we work together so that no one in DC lives hungry and homeless.

Sincerely,

Royster Wright
President, Board of Directors

 

More Information

Read Joe’s Biography>

Read the Press Advisory>

Meet the new Executive Director at these events:

Joe Mettimano

Tune in to WGTS this Saturday August 18, 2018 between 9 am and 11 am when the Mission’s Executive Director Joe Mettimano will be the guest on Kevin Krueger’s show Breakaway.

News Coverage

August 6, 2018
Joe takes action on his first day on the job.

NBC4 News | Washington DC


August 22, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interview on Breakaway with Kevin Krueger

Breakaway w/Kevin Kruger WGTS | Washington, DC


September 20, 2018
Joseph Mettimano and David Treadwell honored with the Making D.C. History Award at the Newseum

On September 20, the Historical Society honored four history makers with its Making D.C. History Awards. From left: Joseph Mettimano and David Treadwell (Central Union Mission), Charlene Drew Jarvis (Drew Jarvis Family), John “Chip” Akridge (Akridge), and Drew Mucci (HITT Contracting, Inc.)


Historical Society of Washington, DC


September 21, 2018
Joseph Mettimano interview on Don Kroah radio show


Don Kroah Show, WAVA-FM | Washington, DC


September 24, 2018
Advanced Advocacy September Suit Drive with Joseph Mettimano, Deborah Chambers


Advanced Advocacy | Washington, DC

August 14, 2018
Press Advisory – Promoting Academic Success for City Students

August 17, 2018
Press Release – Promoting Academic Equality for City Students Through Generosity

August 21, 2018
Media Advisory – Help for People Experiencing Homelessness to avoid Deadly Synthetic Drugs

August 28, 2018
Cheap Synthetic Drugs Killing the Vulnerable – Immediate Help Offered to People Experiencing Homelessness

August 29, 2018
Heat Threatens Homeless Population – New Director Announces Hyperthermia Plans

September 7, 2018
Press Advisory: We Just Might Save Your Life! – Health Fair offers free testing.

September 12, 2018
Compassionate Hearts Warm Homeless Community

September 12, 2018
Homeless in a Hurricane

September 13, 2018
Press Release: Health Fair offers free testing.

At The Mission

Meeting with residents and employees during his first week at the Mission:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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