Brian Ferschweiler was most recently executive director of the Clackamas Service Center and prior to that served as the executive director of the Blanchet House of Hospitality in Portland, OR.
Ferschweiler earned a BA in Human Development from Portland State University and Washington State University. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, past member of the Board of Trustees and co-founder of the Jesuit High School alumni food drive. The food drive is now an on-campus event that delivers 2,000 boxes of food each year at Christmas. He has been honored for his years of service at Blanchet House where the 4th floor is named after him. He, his wife and children live in southeast Portland and attend Christ the King Catholic Church in Milwaukie, OR.
According to Robert Gazewood, president of the Portland Council, The Board of Directors is extremely pleased that Brian has accepted this leadership position with St. Vincent de Paul. We feel that his experience and passion for our mission is exactly what the organization needs to reinvigorate our services in the Region.
St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council provides food and emergency services to people in need across Multnomah, Clackamas, Columbia, Clatsop and Washington counties. Services are delivered through a network of 50 groups of 1,800 volunteers referred to as Conferences, usually affiliated with a Catholic church. St. Vincent de Paul strives to alleviate suffering from hunger, loss of a home, loss of heat or lights and many other needs requested each day.