Many of us are used to calling the office in Pasadena, Ca., to talk to our regional organizer.
Starting in October, we will be calling Portland instead. (Most of us communicate with our organizer by e-mail, so we probably won't be "calling" that often).
And with the change to a new location comes a new regional organizer.
Welcome Matt Ching!
He replaces Zelinda Welch, who left in June to enter into a graduate program at the University of Southern California.
Matt, who comes to us from Sojourners and Call to Renewal, will be starting in Portland on Monday, October 9. (If you went to the National Gathering in 2005, you might remember that Bread for the World and Call to Renewal (CTR) co-sponsored the national gathering. Matt was the CTR contact person).
Matt is also a graduate of the Congressional Hunger Center's National Fellows Program, which is named after the late Rep. Bill Emerson of Missouri.
Matt will be sharing the office with our grassroots media organizer Shawnda Eibl. His e-mail address is: email@example.com
Here's the address and the phone number for the Western Region: 0245 SW Bancroft Street, Suite B Portland, OR 97239 301-960-4913
Matt, welcome to the western region!