Presbyterian Network  to End Homelessness


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness (PNTEH) consists of veterans of the battle to eliminate homelessness. These leaders, through their actions the church community or through homeless-support or homeless-advocate agencies, work consistently to end homelessness.  Board members are:

 Marc Greenberg
 New York City, NY

 Rev. Brad Sheppard
 Vice President
 Mexico, MO

 Daniel DeBrucker
 National Organizer
 New York, NY

 Ryan Althaus
 Santa Cruz, CA


 Jill Bolander-Cohen
 At-large Member
 Orlando, FL

Our Vision

Our vision is that each Presbyterian congregation and Presbytery will embrace a comprehensive approach to ending homelessness.

Our work is to empower Presbyterians to have:

  • Compassionate responses to immediate human needs
  • Creative empowerment of homeless individuals, and
  • Courageous advocacy for effective and systemic policy changes, such as:
    • Housing production
    • Homelessness prevention
    • Service provision
    • Promotion of livable incomes.

Photo credit: Alexander Baxevanis, CC BY 2.0

Our History

The Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness inaugural conference was held at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago March 1-2, 2004. 

The purpose of the conference was two-fold:

  1. To initiate and shape a Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness.
  2. To explore responses to homelessness in Chicago, particularly efforts to implement the "Housing First" model.

The conference resulted in "Three Quick Decisions"

  • Network Membership - Members can be either individuals who are active in homelessness related ministry or advocacy or organizations (including congregations and governing bodies) that focus on homelessness and desire to work in collaboration with the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • Network Structure - the Network will follow the membership organization model, with an annual meeting for business and networking and a board for guiding the organization between annual meetings.
  • Membership Commitments - Members will commit to the financial support of the network on a sliding scale similar to PHEWA ($10 low-income, $35 other individuals, $150 congregations/organizations) and the board will pay special attention to making provisions for membership by people who are currently or formerly homeless.

Get Involved!

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Become an Online Intern

PNTEH is currently looking for passionate individuals interested in an online internship in a national advocacy program. 

If you are interested in being an intern for PNTEH, fill out the application at 

If you are looking for other ways to get involved, contact us by sending an email to or by sending mail to PNTEH, 59-14 70th Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385


Presbyterian Network to End Homelessness


59-14 70th Ave

Ridgewood, NY 11385

P) 646-902-5924

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