Matt Graybill will become the President of the Dayton District Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on October 1. He was unanimously elected by the Council members on August 12. An installation ceremony will be conducted at St. Anthony Church on September 27 at a special prayer service celebrating the feast day of the Society’s patron saint, St. Vincent de Paul.
A lifelong leader in the Dayton area, Graybill is currently Vice President of Employee Experience at Dayton Children’s Hospital, where he has been employed for over thirty years. Additionally, he has served as a board member and president for several organizations in the region. “Matt is a talented executive with impressive accomplishments among constituencies whose support is vital to the future of St. Vincent de Paul,” said outgoing Dayton District Council President John Glaser. “We look forward to his leadership.”
Graybill is a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Incarnation Conference in Centerville. He served as the president of the Dayton District Council Community Board for three years and is currently its vice president. He and his wife, Sharon, live in Waynesville, Ohio.
As president, Graybill will serve as a volunteer for a three-year term convening the Dayton District Council, which is comprised of the presidents of 32 St. Vincent de Paul Society Conferences in the Miami Valley. Led by Executive Director Michael Vanderburgh, the District includes a staff of 135 employees and 2,000 volunteers providing emergency shelter, housing, and person-to-person ministries that in 2018 will touch the lives of 100,000+ people in need in the Dayton area. Among St. Vincent’s most visible ministries are the operation and management of the community’s two emergency shelters for homeless men, women and children, an extensive network of transitional and permanent supportive housing serving individuals with special needs, and the Dayton community’s largest network of food pantries.