S C H E D U L E O F S P E A K E R S
Rector’s Forum, Fall 2012:
“And Who Is My Neighbor?”
SEPTEMBER 16: Ken Bradford, Director of Development for FACETS, a nonprofit organization that touches and improves the lives of thousands of families and individuals in Fairfax County every year. FACETS helps people meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs, helps them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and works with them to end the cycle of poverty through educational, life skills and career counseling programs.
SEPTEMBER 23: John MacPherson, Executive Director of The Lamb Center, a daytime drop-in center for the poor and homeless in central Fairfax County, Virginia. The Lamb Center specializes in counseling that encompasses spiritual, psychological, life and employment dimensions.
SEPTEMBER 30: Pam Michell, Executive Director of New Hope Housing, an organization that provides the largest provider of shelter beds in northern Virginia, and seeks to end the cycle of homelessness by providing homeless men, women and children the services they need to change their lives and succeed.
OCTOBER 7: Jim Larson, Director of CHO (Committee for Helping Others), an organization that Holy Cross has been part of for twenty years. CHO is a group of concerned churches and individuals in the Dunn Loring, Merrifield, Oakton, and Vienna community that provides simple, loving charity to those in need of goods and services which they are unable to provide for themselves or obtain from governmental social service organizations.
OCTOBER 14: Jessica Cogen, Director of Development and Outreach for Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia. Food for Others provides the assistance needed by our unemployed and low-income neighbors, and provides a safety net for people who suddenly face unforeseen emergencies such as a family illness or death, or the loss of a job.
OCTOBER 21: Dennis McIntosh and Kathryn Mendenhall, Holy Cross members and leaders of Stephen Ministry, a one-to-one ministry of support for individuals within the church going through difficult transitions in their lives.
OCTOBER 28: Dean Klein, Director of Fairfax County Office to Prevent and End Homelessness, started in 2008 to manage, coordinate and monitor day-to-day implementation of the community’s plan to end homelessness within the next 10 years.