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Lynn Yount, UGM Volunteer

Meet UGM Ambassador Kristi Kinsinger

Oct 22, 2020 2:29:46 PM

Getting involved at the Union Gospel Mission is easy - the hardest part is figuring out which of dozens of opportunities is the best fit for your calling and resources.

Kristi Kinsinger has taken advantage of many: She’s been a volunteer, mentor, financial partner, and president of UGM Auxiliary, to name a few. In all of these roles, Kristi's a natural recruiter; she's passionate about inviting others to join her in a work that is so important. "One of our mandates from Christ is to help the poor," she says.

Now, Kristi is a member of the UGM Association Board, which provides leadership and oversight for the entire UGM organization. Serving on the board is a way for her and others to bring to the cause some of their most valuable resources: time, experience, and a heart for serving.

Working For Eternal Rewards

Sep 10, 2020 12:01:03 PM

UGM Head of Housekeeping Pat Bren enjoys the very practical yet very ministerial nature of his position.

Women's Recovery: Reflecting the God Who Sees

Jul 23, 2020 1:16:27 PM

UGM's Jana Ross discusses childhood neglect, trauma, and God's pursuit of the damaged heart.

Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Approaching retirement, Men's Recovery director Jerry Reese reminds us that God's healing of the wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

Behind the Scenes with Mary Beth Salisbury

Jan 9, 2020 10:02:31 AM

For 25 years, Mary Beth Salisbury has been a huge blessing to UGM and to Executive Director Phil Altmeyer in particular.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Greatest Stories Ever Towed

Aug 21, 2019 4:46:36 PM

It's never about the car. It's about the story. Rick Schwartz hears from donors' hearts every day as UGM Motors' tow truck driver.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.