Terri Gonzalez, Building Team Chair
As a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, I’m excited about where God is calling us. Immanuel has served the community since 1909, and now we are being called to a new location and expanding our ministries by providing space to the community. This shared space includes a social service center to provide assistance programs for the needs of all community members; a gathering place, both indoors and outdoors, for events, small meetings, coffee house, and community events where up to 500 people can attend; affordable housing solutions for up to 50+ individuals and families, the future home of Woodburn Free Community Meal and other food-related services and the future home of Immanuel and other faith communities. I am thrilled to be part of something that can bring the community together in so many ways.
Bill Weismann, Project Coordinator
Bill serves as the GWOC Project Coordinator – taking the lead on partner outreach, the Feasibility Study, and predevelopment funding. For five decades he has been an agent for social change. starting as a 19-year-old VISTA Volunteer in rural New Hampshire and going on to direct several community-based organizations. His connection to Woodburn started in the 1980s as an ally to PCUN (Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste); since 2000 he has provided consulting support to the Woodburn School District, Woodburn Together, the City of Woodburn Parks Dept. and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Since 1995 Bill’s consulting business, Grassroots NW, has been helping groups grow.
Beth leads, assists, oversees, and manages a variety of nonprofit and charitable projects for Community Resource Trust, which will serve as Project Sponsor, Co-Developer, and Managing Partner for the Greater Woodburn Opportunity Center.
Throughout her time with Community Resource Trust, Beth has overseen procurement, fiscal agency, and compliance management of over $15 million in government funding, $2 million in foundation grants, $10 million in industry/private donations and equity investments, and $10 million in conventional financing, for a total of $37 million in sources for Marion and Polk Counties. She has also overseen the management of assets totaling over $33 million – for the provision of charitable activities.
Beth is excited to participate in the development and operation of the Greater Woodburn Opportunity Center and looks forward to the impact that local organizations will bring to the North Mid-Willamette Valley. A lifelong Oregonian, Beth’s personal interests include music theory, history, and human development. She immensely enjoys free time with her family and her two sons.
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