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Steve Ellisen

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On Assignment for the Kingdom

Last summer, UGM was actively seeking a Development Director. Today, we’re introducing the unique man whom God called to the position.

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Unchanging Truth in Changing Times

When Former Men’s Shelter Chaplain Jim Carson told us he’d like to host a Facebook fundraiser in honor of Union Gospel Mission’s 70th anniversary, we...

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Working Where God is at Work

Behind the scenes at UGM, you’ll find a number of people who don’t like to attract attention, but whose work is essential to the mission of reaching...

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Gwen, UGM's Director of Ministry Advancement, helps our ministry partners

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Giving from the Heart

Gwen Schwartz’s journey into her position at UGM was so much more than a job search. God prepared her with the passion, experience and skills she...

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Your Money’s in Good Hands.

Charlonne Ostrander’s job is all about money. Except it’s not. As donations processing manager, Charlonne oversees all the financial donations that...

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Keeping UGM's Doors Open: Robbie Bremer

The counselor cannot say to the maintenance worker, “I have no need of you,” nor again the meal server to the case manager, “I have no need of you.”...

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Passionately Serving the Most Vulnerable

Randy Altmeyer has worked at UGM for 30 years, serving in various positions, and he and his family have played an integral role at the Mission. He is...

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30 Years Serving at UGM

UGM Men's Shelter Chaplain Randy Altmeyer has served at UGM in several capacities over the span of 30 years. He is now retiring to embark on a new...

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Q & A: UGM Staff Veterans

This month, we at UGM have explored the topic of freedom - what it is and what it is not. Recently, we asked some UGM staff military veterans...

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July 4th Traditions

We asked UGM staff and residents about their past or present Fourth of July traditions. Here’s what they had to say.

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A Heart for the Homeless

Rich Schaus has completed 13 years of ministry at the Union Gospel Mission. He served approximately 5 years at Anna Ogden Hall before being appointed...

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Leadership and Community Engagement

In this second part of an interview with Debi Pauletto, Debi describes her history at UGM and looks forward to the future. But first, Executive...

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Engaging the Community to Help Women and Children

This week, we are celebrating Debi Pauletto, the community relations coordinator at the Center for Women and Children. Debi has worked at UGM for 16...

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UGM Motors Sales Manager: Tom Frederick

Tom Frederick recently took the title of Sales Manager at UGM Motors, but he has held several positions since arriving at UGM. Here, Tom shares about...

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A Look into Vocational Advancement

Recovery from addiction takes healing the whole person. Joel Brown works in Vocational Advancement helping men heal both mentally and emotionally. He...

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