Paz de Cristo Outreach Center Names New Executive Director

Posted on 05/02/2022 by pazdev

MESA, Arizona – After an extensive search, the Board of Directors at Paz de Cristo Outreach Center is pleased to announce they have hired Jackie Shelley as the new Executive Director. With more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership and management experience in the Phoenix East Valley, Jackie will lead the organization as it innovates to expand its services to meet the growing needs of our community.

Paz de Cristo’s Director of Food Services, John Farley says, “We are thrilled to welcome Jackie Shelley as the new Executive Director at Paz de Cristo. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and will surely help our organization grow to new heights all while continuing to feed, clothe and empower those in need in the East Valley.”

Jackie’s professional experience includes fundraising and development, marketing, relationship building, grant writing, volunteer management, food bank operations, and community engagement. These experiences position her well to grow Paz de Cristo’s reputation and connections in the community.

“Nonprofit management is a vocation – a calling, if you will – and I feel called to be the servant-leader who can build on the solid foundation that has been laid by those who came before and grow our reputation in the community as a leader in feeding, clothing, and empowering those in need,” says Shelley whose first day in her new role was Monday, April 18th, 2022.

About Paz de Cristo:
Paz de Cristo Outreach Center
424 W. Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85210

Since 1988, Paz de Cristo has been a place of peace and hope for people struggling with hunger, poverty
and homelessness.

Last year, we served more than 16,000 men, women, children, veterans, and seniors with a wide range
of supportive services from a hot meal every evening to food boxes, showers, clothing, job search
assistance, bus passes, Arizona identification, mail service and much more.
Generous donors and volunteers fuel our mission to Feed, Clothe and Empower the homeless and
working poor in the Phoenix East Valley. Find out more about us at

Media contact:
Geetha Ananthankrishnan
[email protected]
480-464-2370 ext. 204