Joseph Mettimano

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.

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.


Royster Wright
President, Board of Directors


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News Coverage

August 10, 2022

Interview with Joseph Mettimano about Monkeypox precautions at the Mission

Mission taking precautions for Monkeypox – Part 2

Joseph Mettimano interview on WMAL

August 3, 2022

Monkeypox cases reported within D.C.’s homeless community

May 14, 2022
DMV-Connect with Robert Mcdonald-Davies
with guest Joseph Mettimano

May 04, 2022
In this week’s episode of #CoffeewithClosers, we talk with Joseph Mettimano, the President and CEO of Central Union Mission, a faith-based nonprofit and the oldest private social service agency in Washington, DC. Mr. Mettimano discusses the organization’s work serving the homeless and underserved in our nation’s capital, which has one of the highest homelessness rates in the country. He also discusses how Central Union Mission is trying to solve the homelessness and poverty crisis and the steps the organization took to carry out its work in the face of COVID-19.
Coffee With Closers

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

Don Kroah Show, WAVA-FM | Washington, DC

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

On September 20, the Historical Society honored four history makers with its Making DC 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.)

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

Breakaway w/Kevin Kruger WGTS | Washington, DC

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

NBC4 News | Washington DC

Press Releases

September 12, 2018

At The Mission

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











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