Staff

For general information, please call our main number at  360-703-3131 or email us at office@familypromiseofcowlitzco.org.

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Lisa Straudinger

Executive Director

Lisa Staudinger was born in Chicago and raised in New York City. She moved west in the early ‘90s and lived and raised her children in Eastern Washington. Lisa moved to the “wet side” to be closer to family after her grown sons settled along I5.

Her background in the nonprofit world includes having previously served as Executive Director of the Tri-Cities, WA affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and helping found the Greater Leavenworth, WA area Habitat affiliate. Working for Family Promise represents a return to nonprofit service work, her career passion, after 14 years as an administrator and science editor at a U.S. national laboratory.

Lisa knows what being economically fragile and housing-insecure is firsthand; working to offer families in dire situations a hand up is close to her heart.

Jamie Craig

Administrative Assistant

Jamie comes to us as a past Family Promise Coordinator for her Church, Longview First Christian Church (FCC).  She is currently the Next Gen Pastor with First Christian and is very involved in her church. Jamie helped establish and build the Severe Weather Shelter at FCC in 2019. She found this process to be very rewarding and was happy to see the city’s most vulnerable population have shelter when needed most.

Jamie also created the Butler Acres Neighborhood free Library on her home  property, a free library for all Kelso students to check out books during pandemic library closures.

Jamie is married and has four children. They are a happily blended family who enjoy family dinners, going to the beach, camping, and doing anything outdoors.  Jamie brings her experience with administrative work, compassion for the homeless demographics, and drive to make a difference.

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Sara Wallace
Case Manager

Sara Wallace is a Southern California native. She and her two young daughters relocated to Longview in the summer of 2019.  Family Promise is Sara’s second term with the Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network, a national service program aimed toward providing support to local nonprofit organizations to help improve lives and meet the needs of others.  Sara has worked with various non-profit organizations in Cowlitz County, giving time and effort to strengthen the community and give back to the place she now calls home. Sara brings a great variety of professional experience to her work as Case Manager. 

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Richard Shuren

Office Volunteer pro tem

Richard Shuren and his wife, Debbie, moved to Longview, WA in May of 2003. After 42 years working as a research forester for various companies and in many locations in the Pacific Northwest, he retired in April of 2018. Richard and Debbie have two children, three grandchildren and are actively involved with Grace Bible Fellowship and Family Promise of Cowlitz County.