POM Executive Director moving on | Plateau Outreach Ministries

Britt Nelson will be leaving her position as head of the organization in June.

Britt Nelson has been the executive director of Plateau Outreach Ministries since October 2011. Photo by Ray Still

Britt Nelson has been the executive director of Plateau Outreach Ministries since October 2011. Photo by Ray Still

Britt Nelson, Executive Director of Plateau Outreach Ministries, has announced that she is leaving at the end of June 2018 to pursue her next challenge. Over the past six and a half years much has been accomplished. POM has renovated their facility, brought additional programs and services to our community, expanded internal programs as economic needs have shifted and brought stability to the growing organization. New programs to include Winter Shelter (nightly housing at local churches) and Turning Point (extended social and financial help for clients to stabilize their housing) have been launched to help the underserved and those needing longer term support. Collaborative efforts with other agencies have increased services to local families as well.

“It is the right time,” stated Nelson, “for both me personally and POM as an organization. I have been gifted to work with an incredible Board of Directors who continually keeps the needs of our neighbors in crisis at the forefront and leads with compassion. The staff is remarkable, stable and strong. I learn so much each day from them, as they give of themselves to those who are hurting. We are blessed by the support we receive from our community, our churches, our donors and our incredible volunteers! This amazing combined force makes Plateau Outreach Ministries a welcoming place for our most vulnerable neighbors to seek help.”

Plateau Outreach Ministries is excited for what comes next and the organization is well positioned for the next chapter. “The right person has always been there to take us through the next part of the journey,” Mike Stensen, POM Board President said.

Plateau Outreach Ministries (POM) is one of the most recognized, celebrated and effective non-profits in the area. They provide social services to persons in the area of Southeast King/Northeast Pierce Counties commonly known as the (Enumclaw) Plateau. They have three lines of service: food and clothing bank, emergency financial assistance and extended coaching, and a thrift store.

The Board of Directors will begin the search for a new Executive Director immediately and are confident a talented pool of individuals will surface. Applications will be collected through March with interviews expected to begin in early April.

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