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CEO Announcement

As you may know, the Board of Directors has been conducting a prayerful search to find the right person to replace Steve McRee after he passed away last April.


Our Chief Financial Officer, Wendy James, graciously agreed to step in as interim CEO and has done an outstanding job leading the organization during the search. We are very thankful for her hard work over the past few months during this transition period, and she will continue to serve in a leadership role.


I am pleased to announce that Carol Patterson will be the new Chief Executive Officer of Shepherd’s Gate beginning January 15. Carol was a senior executive at Cityteam corporate headquarters in San Jose for over 17 years, focused on homelessness and addiction. Her expertise in nonprofit ministry, finance and operations positions her to be a visionary leader for our organization.


However, it is Carol’s tremendous passion for homeless and abused women and children in the Bay Area that is her most important asset. She is deeply committed to Christ and helping more women break the cycles of homelessness, abuse and addiction. Carol will continue Shepherd’s Gate’s mission and advance our programs to help even more women and children transform their lives. Our commitment has always been, and will continue to be, to share the love of Christ with abused and homeless women and children.


As we embark on a new chapter in 2018, I ask for your prayers for God’s blessing and guidance for Shepherd’s Gate’s leaders. But most importantly, I ask you to join me in praying for the women and children we serve: those currently in our program, and those who God has not yet brought to our doors.

Alan Cerro
President, Board of Directors