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San Diego Rescue Mission Names New Vice President of Programs

| June 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

San Diego Rescue Mission has named Paul Armstrong as vice president of Programs. Armstrong, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, served for more than 20 years in the United States Navy as a Supply Corps Officer and Chaplain before transitioning into social services. Armstrong will oversee all of the Rescue Mission’s life-saving programs including its Mission Academy, a year-long rehabilitation and recovery program for men and women with children; Nueva Vida Haven; the Rescue Mission’s emergency shelter for women and children; and Haven of Hope Preschool for children experiencing homelessness. He will be the key strategist to transform the lives of those experiencing homelessness in San Diego.

Passionate to see the Church impact in the community, he retired from the Navy and pursued his vision of serving those experiencing homelessness in San Diego. After working at the Salvation Army as its social services director, he took a position as the chief programs officer on the Regional Task Force on the Homeless. 

“We’re truly blessed to have Paul join the Rescue Mission’s team,” said Donnie Dee, president and CEO of the San Diego Rescue Mission.  “His extensive educational background and experience makes Paul an incredible addition to the San Diego Rescue Mission.”

Armstrong received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of New Mexico.  He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from Brenau University, Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary and his Master’s in Social Work from University of Southern California.

Paul Armstrong and his wife Andreya met at the University of New Mexico. They have been married for 27 years and have four children.

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