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Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Rescue Mission Names Sonntag as Interim Executive Director after Curry Resigns

The Rescue Mission has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer David Curry.

Curry served as CEO for the Rescue Mission for nearly nine years and will be joining Open Doors USA in California as its new CEO, beginning in August.

The resignation announcement also stated that Brian Sonntag will serve as the interim executive director while the Rescue Mission board conducts a national search for a new CEO. Sonntag served most recently as the Washington State Auditor before joining the Rescue Mission team as Chief Financial Officer in February.

“Brian is a tremendous asset to the organization and has already made a significant impact on our operations,” said Donna Haynes, chair of the Rescue Mission board of directors. “We’re fortunate to have a respected leader in Brian, who will be able to quickly and skillfully step in.”

During Curry’s tenure as CEO of the Rescue Mission, he led the development of the new Adams Street Family Campus, expanding vital services to homeless families. The organization also added a youth department, alumni program and a variety of other programs to help those experiencing homelessness lead a self-sufficient life.

“We’re grateful to David for his dedication, leadership and faithfulness in helping grow our organization to serve the women, children and men who need our vital services,” adds Haynes.

The Rescue Mission provides 1,000 meals to community members struggling with hunger. Each night the nonprofit shelters 800 displaced men, women and children.