Joseph Mettimano to Lead Mission as Executive Director

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2018

Contact: Deborah Chambers
Senior Director of Strategic
Partnerships and Community Outreach

Cell: 202-534-9965
dchambers@missiondc.org

Joseph Mettimano to Lead Mission
as Executive Director

Washington DC—July 9, 2018Central Union Mission today announced that Joseph J. Mettimano has been selected as the next executive director of the ministry. Mettimano will assume this role on August 6, 2018. Regarded as the oldest social service agency in Washington, D.C., Central Union Mission is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with six locations throughout the Washington metropolitan area, including an overnight shelter program, family ministries, rehabilitation and job training programs, transitional housing, a food pantry, and a camp for underprivileged children.

“As the Mission enters its 135th year of service here in the District, we are excited to see the energy and innovation that Joe will bring as he leads Central Union Mission,” noted Roy Wright, president of the Mission’s board of directors. “We expect to accelerate the service and engagement the Mission provides to the poor and homeless people in the nation’s capital.”

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, D.C., 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, Virginia.

“I am grateful and honored to serve with such an amazing organization and group of people,” stated Mettimano. “Washington is known as the hub of power, but it also is home to nearly 7,500 people living on the streets. With the help of our donors, volunteers and partners, I’m committed to changing this reality and showing the love of Christ to every person who walks through our doors.”

Joseph is succeeding retiring executive director David Treadwell who served the mission for 20 years. During his tenure, Treadwell moved the Mission shelter to a state-of-the-art facility near Union Station, completely renovating an historic public school building with private funding. He also renovated a warehouse on Bladensburg Road to house the Family Ministry Center, a food pantry and free clothing and housewares “shop” for disadvantaged families and seniors. Mr. Treadwell will serve as an advisor to Mr. Mettimano in an emeritus role.

About Central Union Mission:

Central Union Mission is a faith-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit with its homeless shelter located at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20001. In addition to its emergency shelter program, the Mission operates rehabilitative and job training programs for men, a clothing and furniture distribution center, a retreat and recreation center with a camp for underprivileged children and a ministry to families and senior citizens. www.missiondc.org

GuideStar awarded Central Union Mission a 2018 Gold Seal for our financial transparency and GreatNonProfits has given Central Union Mission a 2018 Top-Rated award.

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