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The Team

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Jordan Shoenberger

Executive Director

Jordan is a strategic and thoughtful nonprofit leader who has over a decade of experience working in social services and nonprofits. Starting as a caseworker at TRAC Services for Families, he moved through various supervisory roles, before moving onto Jeremiah’s Place, where he most recently served as their Director of Operations and Development. Jordan has a heart for working with children and families in the community, ensuring that they have what they need to succeed and find some level of independence in their lives.
Jordan and his wife served as foster parents for many years, fostering many children between birth and 18 years of age. They have four children. Jordan is a native of the South Hills and currently resides in Brookline where he coaches peewee soccer. Jordan is a member of Pittsburgh Mennonite Church. When he isn’t working, Jordan loves to listen to music, play board games, and consume anything Star Wars related.

Christine Rotella

Community Chaplain

Chaplain Christine has over two decades of chaplaincy experience that began as a volunteer with Operation Safety Net's adding spiritual care to the street and overnight shelter servant teams.  Several years later a fellowship community of people experiencing homelessness on Pittsburgh's North Side requested Chaplain Christine to pastor them as a faith community, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America affirmed that calling. In 2013, Chaplain Christine brought some leaders from that community to Allentown, where she continues to provide trauma-informed pastoral care, fostering an environment of grass-roots community organizing and development.

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Meghan Carpenter

Program Coordinator

Meghan Carpenter is a graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's in Public Administration. She also holds Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Sociology. Meghan is a native of the South Hills of Pittsburgh. In her time with Abiding Missions, she has loved getting to know the people of Allentown and spending time with the children who attend our programs.  In her free time, Meghan is an avid video game player, often leaving work to play games the rest of the day. In the summers, she participates in an adult softball league.

Sabra Khoujmal

Administrative Assistant

Sabra Khoujmal graduated from Community College of Allegheny County in 2019 with a certificate in Drug and Alcohol.  She also holds an Associate of Psychology from CCAC. Sabra is a resident of Allentown and her children participate in our programming.  Sabra is energized by engaging with our community through the many events and programs we hold. In Sabra's free time, she enjoys bargain shopping, often finding deals for herself and neighbors.

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Anaïs Hussian

Community Chaplain

Anais is a United Methodist Deacon, ordained to a ministry of Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and religious studies from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology. Anais has experience working with people with disabilities, in a local church setting, as a jail chaplain and advocate, and supporting people navigating their return home after incarceration. She is passionate about listening to and honoring people’s stories, and helping them navigate their personal and spiritual journey at all ages and stages of life. In her free time, Anais enjoys hiking, baking and doing Zumba.

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