Shawn Winter resigns as Main Street director

Shawn Winter, director of Main Street Ministries, announced his resignation at the Nov. 29 Main Street Ministries Board of Directors meeting.

Winter is completing five years at ministry, two as the director.

Tim Sullivan, board chair, praised Winter’s involvement in the ministry, saying, “Shawn stepped in when the ministry needed solid leadership and gave direction and helped refine the mission of Main Street Ministries.

“We will miss his dedication and passion for helping people who are in need.”

Plans are in place to continue operation of the ministry while a new director is sought. Other staff are in place and continue to help with day to day operations and management.

A search committee has been formed from the board and is moving quickly to assure a positive transition.

“Main Street Ministries serves to demonstrate the love of Christ to those oppressed physically and spiritually by providing physical and spiritual resources in a supportive environment,” Sullivan said.

“This is done primarily through an emergency and transitional housing ministry to individuals and families facing difficult circumstances and who are willing to live in an environment in which they are held accountable to make positive changes in their living situation.”

Main Street Ministries also houses a community food bank which is open by appointment by calling 947-3393.

Sullivan said the vision and ministry of Main Street would continue and that community support and ownership of the ministry remains strong.

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