Leading Hope for a New Day in Cleveland

Watch your invitation to join a new movement of emerging leaders.

At The City Mission, compassionately restoring our neighbors in crisis is what we do. We are advocates and champions of individuals and families in our city who are in need of help and hope. And for the first time, we are creating a unique opportunity for leaders like you to get involved. Join The City Mission Associate Board, and come empower these men, women, and children with us.

Now accepting applications for passionate associate board members. Meetings take place the second Wednesday of every month from 7:30-8:30am.

Associate Board Members at Running with a Mission


The purpose of the Associate Board will be to support the initiatives of The City Mission and the Board of Directors by actively developing new sources of support, increasing public awareness of TCM and its mission, and serving TCM through volunteering opportunities. The goal is to cultivate, inspire, and empower a new generation of philanthropic leaders and champions of The City Mission.

Read More About Roles & Responsibilities

The Associate Board will be comprised of Cleveland's emerging civic and business leaders who come from different backgrounds and industries, but share a sense of purpose and belief in the vision and core values. The board will embrace a comprehensive strategy of community outreach through awareness, education, and fundraising activities. The main focus of the Board will be the annual event, Running with a Mission. The Associate Board will also serve as a resource for the cultivation and development of future community leaders and Board of Director members. As ambassadors of TCM, they will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of ways including fundraising, public relations, outreach, and recruitment.

Roles & Responsibilities

Participate in meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30-8:30am at 5310 Carnegie Ave.

Understand and educate their circles of influence about TCM mission, vision, and core values as well as programming and services

Introduce their peers and professional network to The City Mission

Serve as a Team Captain for peer-to-peer fundraising for Running with a Mission

Give annual dues of $150, to be paid within three months of joining the board

Participate in one or more unique volunteer opportunities

Create connections between TCM and their local church community

Please be aware of and understand The City Mission's Statement of Faith before pursuing application.

Ready to Start the Conversation?

 If you're interested in applying, we'd love to meet up and get to know you. Send us an email and we'll find a time to grab coffee.

Our Current Associate Board


Jen Andrews

Kindergarten Teacher, Valley Christian Academy

Dylan Aponte

Founder & CEO, bad dream team

Aaron Austermiller - Associate Board Co-Chair

Lead Software Engineer, Felux

Kathryn Bader - Secretary

Professional Resources Director, The Siegfriend Group

Mike Campbell

Chemist, Sherwin-Williams

Meg Chochola - Associate Board Chair

Director of Advancement Operations, Magnificat High School

Ben Cook

Staff Accountant, Skoda Minotti

Jamie Dasher

Employee Benefit Consultant, Arthur J. Gallagher

Jeremy Lambert

Executive Director, Chaplain Partnership

Tatiana Lebron

Nurse for University Hospitals

Jordyn Paratore

Client Concierge, Liner Legal, LLC

Ashley A. Sanchez

Immigration Staff Attorney, Catholic Charities

Krissie Stempuzis-Wendel

Personal Assistant

Hannah Uveges

Branch Controls Manager, Equitable Advisors

Joshua Womack - Running with a Mission Chair

Senior Marketing Manager, Progressive Insurance

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