LEADERSHIP

Peace House Community truly needs a village to keep its doors open. For more than 30 years, volunteers have shown up to volunteer with the right set of skills, knowledge and spirit to keep us moving forward.

IS PEACE HOUSE COMMUNITY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE?

Celebrating more than 30 years of nourishing the bodies and souls of economically challenged and marginalized women and men in the Twin Cities.  

The community members know that at Peace House Community they will be honored as human beings, known by their names, and not judged because of how they look, their mental health, or what they have done in the past. Peace House Community is a place of safety and respite from the streets.

IS PEACE HOUSE COMMUNITY WELL MANAGED?

ABOUT OUR CHAIR

Anita S. Duckor, chair of Peace House Community’s Board, is founder and president of Duckor & Associates. As a consultant, Anita has helped transform a variety of business, nonprofit, and government entities, implementing a range of services, including strategic planning, business strategy, marketing, sales and communications planning, and organizational design. 

Anita’s ministry work includes being a Consociate, a layperson’s affiliation with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province – serving God and neighbor without distinction.  For the past four years, she has served in a leadership role at Peace House Community.   She is a board member of the Ministries Foundation.

Anita is active in her community, serving as an elected Minneapolis Public Library Trustee from 2002 to 2007. In that role, she led and facilitated a merger of two library systems and raised more than $16.5 million for the new Central Library. Anita was the executive director of The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library.

Anita has served on more than 20 regional, state, and national governing boards for the arts, community and economic development including affordable housing, trade associations, and business. 

ABOUT OUR LEADERSHIP

The ministry continues to operate with an all-volunteer Board of Directors, all-volunteer Leadership Team, and approximately 40 volunteers in total – serving from less than one year of service to more than 28.  

A paid part-time staff of community members provides facilities, security, kitchen and janitorial services.

The board members have proven experience in areas of nonprofit administration, finance, legal, spirituality, and volunteer development.  The Board has developed and maintains a Board of Directors Handbook, Volunteer Handbook, and an Employee Handbook for our community member staff.

With the contribution of community members and all volunteers, Peace House Community developed and maintains a three-year strategic plan that guides the organization’s work.

Peace House Commuity 2016 Board of Directros include:

 

  • Anita S. Duckor, Chair
  • Susan Oeffling, CSJ, Vice Chair
  • Jim Stillman, Secretary and Treasurer
  • Mary Cassioppi
  • Irene Eiden
  • John Gries
  • Ed Hasselman
  • Gwen Martin
  • Paul Tatro
  • Catherine Mamer, Honorary Board member

The Leadership Team volunteers (with experience in each area) perform the following functions: 

SERVICES

  • Art Class
  • Hygiene Kits
  • Health Nurse Services
  • Library
  • Spirituality/Ministry
  • Students/Interns from high schools and universities

FINANCE

  • Financial Planning, Reporting and Banking
  • Fund Development
 

OPERATIONS

  • Building Maintenance & Security
  • Communications
  • Human Resources
  • Kitchen Operations
  • Office Administration
  • Volunteer Relations

GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE

  • Board of Directors’ Governance
  • Leadership Team (Administration)
  • Planning (Operations and Planning)

IS PEACE HOUSE COMMUNITY SUSTAINABLE?

Peace House Community has been serving the marginalized women and men of the Twin Cities for more than 30 years.  Beginning with Rose Tillemans, CSJ Sister, and a few volunteers who offered a cup of coffee and a listening heart and it, it has evolved into an organization that offers a variety of services.  And, in the spirit that it was founded folks on the street have a place to be heard.

IS PEACE HOUSE COMMUNITY FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE?

Peace House Community’s donations go directly to the services provided at Peace House Community and are fully tax deductible through our 501 (c) (3) status.

Each year we have achieved our financial goal to fund our operations.