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New Appointments at Union Gospel Mission

Vancouver, BC— Ryan Koch has been appointed Associate Director of Resource Development at Union Gospel Mission. He will be responsible for providing input on donor communication, coaching and supervising Resource Development staff, as well as overseeing and managing UGM’s fundraising activities. Ryan was previously Associate Director, Principal and Legacy Giving, and joined UGM in January of 2010 as Manager, Campaigns.
Nicole Robson has been appointed Senior Development Officer, Corporate and Foundations at Union Gospel Mission. In this new position she will be managing UGM’s relationships with foundations and government sources, providing oversight to the entire process as well as to UGM’s corporate partnership program. Nicole joined UGM in June of 2011 as the Principal Giving Officer, Corporate Relations & Foundations.
Randy Bearisto has been appointed Maintenance Supervisor at Union Gospel Mission. He will be responsible for the maintenance of UGM’s facilities, and will provide leadership to the Maintenance Team. Randy started with UGM in June as a Maintenance Worker at The Orchard Housing Complex in Surrey.
Union Gospel Mission has been feeding hope and changing the lives of men, women, and children for over 70 years. Through its 7 locations in Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM provides counseling, education, safe housing, and alcohol and drug recovery to those struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The heart of the mission is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. To find out more, visit
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