Physical Address: 1600 W 20th Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: PO Box 61654, Vancouver, WA 98666
360-750-4752

Click here for directions to our Friendship Center.

Click below to view FOC’s Strategic Framework outlining our mission, vision, values and priorities:
Friends of the Carpenter Strategic Framework 2016 – 2020

Staff:
Tod Thayer, Executive Director, tod@friendsofthecarpenter.org

“I am passionate about serving the vulnerable in the Vancouver community. The homeless, people with disabilities, the veteran with PTSD, and those living with mental illness. Anyone who is alone and seeking a place where they can find community, purpose and support. Friends of the Carpenter’s Friendship Center offers people the loving, accepting and nurturing community they need to realize their true value. We change lives with love,” shared Tod.

Tod began his tenure on May 3, 2021. He is a life-long resident of Vancouver, Washington. He has 27 years of professional experience working with nonprofit organizations, with development and management as key aspects of his work. Past employers include Muscular Dystrophy Association, United Way of the Columbia Willamette, American Red Cross and other regional nonprofit organizations. 

Mary Rose, Accounting Manager, mary@friendsofthecarpenter.org
360-750-4752

Craig Cluff, Facilities Manager
360-750-4752

Samuel Abron Sr., Shop Assistant
360-750-4752

Steve Stewart, Shop Assistant, stevesfoc@gmail.com
360-750-4752

Board of Directors:
Wendy Wright, President
Pastor Josh Rowley, Vice-President
Patricia Oneil, Secretary
Linda Otton, Treasurer

Greg Bass
Duane Sich
Harry Smith

Friends of the Carpenter welcomes community members to serve on its board of directors to support its mission as a non-profit, faith-based day facility that provides safety, structure and a purpose for vulnerable members of our community.

We seek board members who have a strong work ethic, high moral integrity, empathy for those in need and optimism for the future. Individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds are welcomed, including, but not limited to, business management, financial and banking institutions, civil engineering, facilities management, social services, retired military, pastors or staff from local ministries and legal professionals. Learn more by clicking on the links below.

FOC Board Member Position Description
FOC Board Member Expectations
Board of Directors Service Application (fill-able PDF)

Candidates, regardless of their own faith journey, need to be comfortable volunteering in a faith-based environment.

To learn more, please contact Tod Thayer, Executive Director, at tod@friendsofthecarpenter.org or 360-750-4752