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Our Staff

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Our Staff

Executive Director

Gary Davis has been associated with Nightwatch since he moved to Oregon in 1986, serving as one of Gary DavisNightwatch’s original volunteer street ministers. Back then, he was serving his calling as a parish pastor in the United Church of Christ. After serving parishes for 29 years, he retired in 2005, took a hiatus in the wilderness of the Washington Cascades for 15 months, and upon returning to Portland was hired by Nightwatch as Executive Director. He’s seen enough of life to be very forgiving of human foibles–mostly because he possesses enough of them himself.

Program Coordinator

Kieran McCourt comes to Nightwatch from Jesuit Volunteer Corps. He is a Philadelphia native.Kieran McCourt

As Nightwatch’s Program Coordinator, James oversees the downtown Hospitality Center, orients and coordinates volunteers, deescalates conflict when it occurs and makes sure that everyone is having an enjoyable evening.

Chaplain

Chaplain Roger Fuchs is a nine-year volunteer with Operation Nightwatch.  He received his theological Roger Fuchseducation at Western Seminary in Portland and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA.  A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Roger continues to work in general aviation engineering during the week.  He and his wife Jean have been Portlanders for 32 years and consider it home.  Writing, motorcycling, photography and hiking in the outdoors are Roger's favorite pastimes.  "When I came to Nightwatch, I fell in love with the people," Roger says; "and I keep coming back because of the people."   

Health Care Coordinator

Wendy Malcomson serves as Health Care Coordinator. A licensed Emergency Medical Technician, Wendy is Wendy Malcomsonresponsible for developing a network of health professions who will volunteer their services at our various sites.

Homelessness vs. "House"-lessness


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To be homeless
   is to lack more
      than a roof over one's head;
homelessness
   is not simply
      "house"-lessness.
To be homeless
   is to lack roots,
      ties to place,
         and a sense of belonging.
 
Extending hospitality
       re-establishes connection,
   welcoming everyone into
      "a safe,
           personal,
          and comfortable space,
      a place of respect
         and acceptance
         and friendship . . .
      including them
         into a life-giving
         and life-sustaining
            network of relations."

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