Hunger & Homelessness Faith Leaders Symposium

American Bible Society
Oct 10, 2018 7:45am - 12:00pm

A gathering of faith leaders committed to helping end hunger and homelessness in Philadelphia through collaboration.


7:45 – 8:30 am Registration, Toolbox & Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 am Welcome & Introduction

  • Reverend Malcolm Byrd, & Pat Murdock, American Bible Society
  • Reverend Brian Jenkins, Executive Director, Chosen 300, Opening Prayer

9:00 – 9:15 am Hunger & Homelessness in Philadelphia

  • Liz Hersh, Director of Office of Homeless Services, City of Philadelphia

9:15 – 9:45 am Hub of Hope: A Trailblazing Model for Philadelphia and the Nation

  • Carol Thomas, Director of Homeless Services, Project HOME
  • Mary Horstmann, Chief of Staff, Office of Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services, City of Philadelphia
  • Q&A Plus Opportunities

9:45 – 10:15 am Bethesda Beacon

  • Vision for Engagement and Resource Center in Rittenhouse
  • Vito Baldini, Mercy Ministry Pastor, Liberti Church
  • Tina Pagotto, CEO, Bethesda Project
  • Q&A Plus Opportunities

– 15 Minute Stretch Break –

10:30 – 11:00 am Kensington Community Meals: A Neighborhood Collaborative

Moderator – Pastor Richard Harris, Firm Hope Baptist

  • Pastor Ben Rosario, The Table
  • Clayton Ruley, Prevention Point
  • Zoë Van Orsdol, Public Health Projects Manager, Impact Services
  • Pastor Jim Snider, Cast Your Cares
  • Karen Pushaw, St. Francis Inn
  • Q&A Plus Opportunities

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Table Talk, New Learnings & Next Steps

  • Introduction: Rosetta Overton, Volunteer Food Coordinator, Childs Memorial Baptist Church
  • Facilitator: Megan Storm, Food Policy Fellow, Office of Homeless Services, City of Philadelphia

12:00 pm Thank you & Closing Remarks

  • Dave Holloman, Director, External Affairs, Office of Homeless Services
  • Reverend Malcom Byrd, American Bible Society
  • Sunday Breakfast Mission Representative, Closing Prayer
  • Register Here