Staff

For general information, please call our main number at (360) 210-5165 or email us at info@familypromiseofclarkco.org. All staff extensions listed below are for our main number.

Dave

Executive Director

Dave Cole is a lifelong resident of Clark County and is passionate about driving positive outcomes for less fortunate community members. Dave is a graduate of Washington State University, with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Social Science. Dave is a graduate of Leadership Clark County and serves on the Board of Directors for multiple nonprofit organizations in Clark County. In 2013, Dave was selected by the Vancouver Business Journal as a recipient of the Accomplished and Under 40 Award for his advocacy work supporting young adults who had dropped out of high school, many of which were struggling with homelessness, teen parenting, addiction and gang involvement. For Dave, it’s all about relationships and ensuring that everyone in our community has access to housing and services that will assist them in living their best life.

Dave enjoys spending his free time focused on his wife and 3 children. Weekends with the Cole’s typically involves soccer games, horseback riding lessons, voice lessons, fishing trips and long bike rides. There’s never a dull moment, but always time for fun, food and fellowship.

Lindsay Newcomer

Day Center Manager

Lindsay has worked as the Day Center Manager for Family Promise of Clark County since April 1, 2019. She recruits, manages, and trains our day center volunteers and keeps the day center running. Lindsay also assists in the website development and running our social media. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and has worked in different aspects of social services for 15 years. Lindsay is passionate about this work and enjoys the unique approach that Family Promise takes to helping families. Utilizing a volunteer base and creating a community for families as they rebuild their lives is unique and has a wonderful impact on both families we serve and the community as a whole. Lindsay is married to her high school sweetheart and has 3 beautiful children. She enjoys family beach trips, movies at home, and traveling with her kids (especially to Disneyland)! She is so grateful to apart of the wonderful work at Family Promise of Clark County!

Gwen Papenfuse

Case Manager

Gwen recently graduated from Warner Pacific University with a Bachelors Degree in Human Development. She has been with Family Promise of Clark County since September of 2019 and is passionate about her work within the organization. As the case manager, Gwen works with our guests on finding employment, securing permanent housing, and balancing a budget. She can also be found driving the 15 passenger van to and from Host congregations, helping families access clothing closets, and keeping families updated of free or low-cost community events. One of her favorite memories is helping a family move into their apartment right before Christmas, and hearing the excitement of two kids putting up their first Christmas tree in their new home!

Gwen has a wife and two young children and enjoys kayaking, going for day trips, and family movie nights at home!

Gwen loves working with Family Promise of Clark County and helping to build communities and strengthen lives!

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