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New Appointments at Union Gospel Mission

Vancouver, BC—Alvina Wong has been appointed Development Officer, Annual Giving, at Union Gospel Mission.  She will be responsible for leading the Annual Giving team and developing and implementing strategy and stewardship initiatives for UGM’s annual donors and Hearts for the City monthly donor program. Alvina started with Union Gospel Mission February 2014, and previously served as a Development Coordinator with Annual Giving.

John Breeden has been hired as Accountant at UGM. John has a background in the Not-for-Profit sector, previously working in Finance at the Vancouver School of Theology.

Randy Beairsto has been appointed Maintenance Manager, and will oversee the UGM Maintenance department. Randy has been with UGM since June 2012, previously as the  Maintenance Supervisor.

Union Gospel Mission has been feeding hope and changing lives of men, women, youth, and children for 75 years. Through its seven locations in Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM provides counselling, 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 learn more, visit

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