Volunteer Spotlight: Volunteers from Western Presbyterian Church

This month we thank the many individuals from Western Presbyterian Church in DC for their long-term service to Calvary. They have been serving meals each month at Calvary for the last decade! As Calvary has grown over the years, the volunteers from Western Presbyterian Church have been right beside us on the journey. We interviewed Mark Finks, who coordinates with volunteers from the church, and asked about why they choose to give. Thank you for bringing delicious meals and warm smiles to Calvary!

March 2015 Western Presbyterian volunteer spotlightMark (shown in the middle of the group) and a handful of
meal volunteers from Western Presbyterian Church.

How are you involved at Calvary Women’s Services?
I coordinate a group of volunteers from Western Presbyterian Church who bring a Saturday evening meal each month. We have been serving meals at Calvary for about 10 years.

How did you first hear about Calvary?
Calvary’s executive director, Kris, spoke with the Mission Committee at Western Presbyterian and encouraged them to get involved.

Why do you volunteer at Calvary?
Calvary’s services are so vital and the programs deserve a lot of support.

What do you like best about your work with Calvary?
All of our volunteers tell me they enjoy coming to Calvary (as do I), and it makes us feel good to help.

What has been your most memorable experience at Calvary?
Years ago, one of our volunteers brought in china, glassware and tablecloths, and wore his tuxedo to provide a very unique dining experience!

What would you tell someone considering getting involved at Calvary?
You will be well-rewarded!

If you had to choose one word to describe Calvary, what would it be?
Inspiring.

Small groups are welcome to serve dinner and lunch at Calvary on the weekends. For more information, please contact Arielle Baker.

Recent Posts

Back to Blog
July 12, 2022

Meet Our Team: Yolanda Torres

Yolanda Torres “Each woman who comes through Calvary has a story and experiences that have resulted in many pains and injustices. Calvary is often a bridge for women to move to a better time in thei…
August 24, 2022

Third Annual "In This Together Community Walk…

After being cautiously cooped up for two years, it’s time for the Calvary community to get out and enjoy some fresh air together while providing life-changing support for women. In This Together Co…
July 6, 2022

Roommates Move Out of Calvary and Into Their…

Calvary Women’s Services is more than a safe place to spend the night. Our programs empower women to make lasting changes in their lives. And women establish relationships that provide strength and…