The Union Gospel Mission is pleased to announce the hiring of JoAnn Zajicek (ZI-check) as Director and Debi Pauletto as Community Relations Director for the new UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene.
JoAnn has degrees in nursing and public administration. She said she believes God has been grooming her for this role her whole life. “I grew up in a tumultuous home, where fighting, addiction and family dysfunction were the norm.” She can relate to the turmoil homeless women experience and is excited to be part of a ministry focused on the life- transforming work of Jesus Christ.
Debi Pauletto has spent the last three years in relationship development with UGM’s champions. Before assuming her role in advancement, Debi was the Director of Anna Ogden Hall for nearly a decade. She describes her life’s mission as “helping women experience their full value as daughters of the King.”
Executive Director Phil Altmeyer said, “We as a team are excited to welcome JoAnn and Debi to their new positions. Their hiring is a confirmation of all we’ve been praying for. Please join us in making them feel welcome.”
Additional positions will be filled throughout the summer. Volunteer staff will play a central role in the operation of this facility. If you’re interested in being involved, please call (208) 665-HOPE or visit ugm-inlandnw.org/kootenai. The next volunteer orientation is scheduled for July 24, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Center.