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Staff

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

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Sara Wallace
Executive Director

Sara Wallace is a Southern California native. She and her two young daughters relocated to Longview in the summer of 2019.  Sara joined Family Promise permenantly after helping Family Promise through 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 brought a great variety of professional experience to her work as Case Manager.  Sara served as our Case Manager for several years and she has a wealth of knowledge and understanding about those experiencing homelessness.  Sara continues her work as Case Manager for the next several months as we realign our program, and we are excited for the ideas she brings and her caring spirit for the children and families we serve.

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Office Manager
Jamie Craig

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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Richard Shuren
Newsletter Creator

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.

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