Three Generations: A Family of Service

Barb and Rick Reardon have been volunteering at Paz de Cristo since it began in 1988.

At the time, they were looking for a place to serve with their children and found opportunities to volunteer as a family.  Barb and Rick raised their children to value service, and now their grandchildren are volunteering at Paz de Cristo too– the third generation of volunteers.

Barb is a long-standing Board Member. Barb and Rick also serve as a Meal Coordinators responsible for supervising teams of volunteers and preparing 300 meals for the evening dinner service. When asked why Barb keeps serving, she said, “It’s the right thing to do. I care about the person.”

In addition, Rick stays active maintaining the facilities at Paz de Cristo with his grandson, Nick Zazick.

Barb and Rick have instilled the value of service in their family leaving a legacy of helping people in need experience a brighter future.



  • Safety First!
  • Immediately report to the nearest staff member any injury, loss or concern that affects either you or any of our guests.
  • Do not give a ride, money or personal information (last name, address, phone or email) to any guest under any circumstance. Please refer all such requests to staff on duty.
  • Do not engage in any physical contact with our guests that could be misunderstood or result in health risk.

Did You Know?

More than 8,000 volunteers gave 37,000 hours of their time and effort at Paz de Cristo last year. We can’t do it without you!