Medical Director, Co-Founder
Dr. Goetcheus is a co-founder of Christ House, Columbia Road Health Services, and Unity Health Care. She has received numerous regional and national awards that recognize her dedication to serving the health needs of the poor in Washington, DC. Most recently, in 2017, Dr. Goetcheus received the Philip W. Brickner National Leadership Award recognizing individuals who have significantly strengthened service and/or advocacy that addresses the health status of people experiencing homelessness.
Pastor and Director of Spiritual Life Program, Co-Founder
Rev. Goetcheus is an ordained elder in the Indiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church and serves as pastor and director of our Spiritual Life Program, including supervising chaplains. He also provides counseling to patients and Kairos members. Previously, he served as president of Christ House from 1985-2016.
Mary oversees all administrative operations of Christ House. She also has full responsibility for clinical operations of the Medical Unit to ensure provision of quality patient care. Mary has served on the medical staff at Christ House since November 1986, shortly after our inception. She is a graduate of Catholic University in Washington, DC, and is a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP).
Development & Communications
Director of Development and Communications
Lydia works to establish and maintain relationships with donors and volunteers, seeking opportunities to share the important work of Christ House and receive funding to continue the mission. She also coordinates in-kind donations and oversees our Year Long Volunteer (YLV) program. In addition to recruiting, selecting, and orienting YLVs, she guides the them throughout their year of service and facilitates formative spiritual and social justice opportunities. To email Lydia, click here.
Development & Communications Associate
Kira processes donations, communicates with donors, and ensures our database is up to date. She also manages social media and drafts content to keep our constituents in the know of the latest news at Christ House. Kira graduated Emerson College with a degree in Nonprofit Management & Writing. To email Kira, click here.
Miri oversees all aspects of our full-service kitchen and dining room: meal planning, selecting and acquiring ingredients and supplies, and maintaining a hospitable environment for our patients, Kairos members, and staff. With the goal of creating nutritious daily meals, Miri works with our kitchen volunteers and incorporates donations into the daily menu. A graduate of Texas A&M University and the French Culinary Institute, she has previously worked as a chef in restaurants in New York City, San Francisco, and France. To email Miri, click here.
Finance & Administration
Director of Finance
Angela is responsible for the oversight of budget development, financial monitoring and reporting, internal accounting compliance, and payroll. Before working as the finance officer for a transportation and logistics company for 10 years, she specialized in non-profit finance as the Vice President of Finance at the National Fair Housing Alliance for 13 years. Angela holds an MBA from Louisiana State University. To email Angela, click here.
Administrative & HR Manager
Marisa oversees the Human Resources department and supervises administrative operations at Christ House. She is responsible for administering employee benefits, creating and maintaining HR policies and procedures, processing and tracking accounts payable, and vendor management. Marisa graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, after which she completed a year of service at Christ House before joining the staff.
Bill works to ensure that patients obtain insurance, government entitlements, mental health support, substance abuse recovery treatment, housing placement assistance, and other supportive services designed to bring an end to their homelessness. Bill is a graduate of Virginia Tech and previously worked as an outreach worker, wherein he offered case management support to people living on the streets of DC.
Rick helps patients obtain insurance, government entitlements, mental health support, substance abuse recovery treatment, housing placement assistance, and other supportive services designed to bring an end to their homelessness. Rick is a graduate of Nyack College, Syracuse University, and Columbia University.
John oversees the Addictions and Recovery Program for Christ House and the Kairos Program. Over the past 30 years, he has been a part of the recovery community assisting individuals struggling with co-occurring disorders, providing recovery support, substance abuse counseling, and coping skill development. To email John, click here.
Charles provides pastoral care and counseling for patients at Christ House and members of the Kairos Community. This includes planning and participating in different worship services, leading various classes, providing spiritual life materials, and providing a friendly ear when it is needed. He is a graduate of Hamilton College, Georgetown University, and Wesley Theological Seminary.