For adults and families in the Miami Valley who are on the brink of becoming homeless or who are already homeless, St Vincent de Paul - District Council of Dayton, through its Conferences (chapters) and Special Works, provides person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to those living in the Montgomery Country and surrounding communities.

St. Vincent de Paul annually serves over 100,000 people each year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our help begins with our Conferences and their volunteer members (Vincentians) giving emergency assistance with utilities, food, clothing, furniture and many other services to our neighbors in need. Person-to-person assistance is the trademark of the St. Vincent de Paul Conferences; helping individuals to stay in their homes.

When a person becomes homeless, St. Vincent de Paul is also there to offer shelter and hope. Our Gateway Shelters provide temporary emergency shelter to those who are homeless. During the course of any given day our shelters serve between 300-400 men, women and children. We provide daily meals, showers, clothing, personal care items, mail and messaging service, and access to full-time case managers who assist our guests in achieving housing based on their individual needs. Each year nearly 4,000 people come to us for shelter. St. Vincent de Paul is there to help them find their way. While most only stay for a short period of time we annually help more than 1,400 individuals to transition from the shelter into permanent housing.

Our focus at St. Vincent de Paul is to help our clients own their challenges, not deny them. We help them to take control of their lives and to recognize that they can take control and begin a new journey to self-sufficiency.

Please join us in our efforts by volunteering, donating in-kind goods or services, or supporting us financially through a gift today.

Dayton District Council Board

President: John Glaser

Vice President: John Peters

Treasurer: Mike Fink

Secretary: Marsha Hess

Spiritual Advisor: Clyde Golden

Ascension: Barbara Curp

Corpus Christi: Joe Gill

Emmanuel: William Burkhart

Holy Angels Dayton: Nancy Paessun

Holy Angels Sidney: Russ Stewart

Incarnation: Denny Lammlein

Mary Help of Christians: John Peters

Our Lady of Good Hope: Mary Pat Golden

Our Lady of Mercy: Mieke Clark

Our Lady, Mother of Refugees: Carol Adamson

Our Lady of the Rosary: Bill Evans

Queen of Martyrs: Don Tomczak

St Albert the Great Jim Schoen

St Anthony: Anne Brooks

St Augustine Germantown: Jean Evanchuck

St. Augustine Waynesville: Kathy Scott

St Benedict the Moor: Dottie Reid

St Brigid Xenia: Gaye Kinkopf

St Charles: Carolyn Root

St Dennis/Holy Family/Imm. Conception: Donna Kueterman

St Francis of Assisi: Tom Kwest

St Helen: Tom Gorman

St Henry: Grace Mannix

St Luke: John Glaser

St Mary Camden: Marian Roell

St Mary Dayton: Tim Kinney

St Mary/Assumption Springboro: Walter Brewster

St Michael Sts. Peter & Paul: Marsha Hess

St Patrick Troy: John Tishaus

St Peter: Don Fisher

St Rita/St Paul/Precious Blood: Bonnie Vitangeli

St Remy Russia: Mike Monnin

St Peter Youth: N/A

University of Dayton: Alexander Mingus 



The Dayton District Council of St. Vincent de Paul, growing in spirituality and friendship, provides Christ-inspired person-to-person support in an empowering effort to improve the lives of those in personal, spiritual, or material need.


Improving the lives of those in need – working to end poverty and homelessness one person at a time.

Community Board Members

President: James G. Tillar, Tillar-Wenstrup Advisors, LLC

Vice-President: Matthew Graybill, COO Dayton Children’s Hospital

Treasurer: Mike Fink, Managing Director-Investments Carillon Group of Raymond James

Secretary: Louis R. Lunnie, retired

Anthony Ciani, Retired Account Manager, Electronic Data Systems

John Fleming, JE Fleming Associates, Inc.

Joe Gill

DDC President: John Glaser

Kathleen Moddeman, Physical Therapist, Fidelity Health Care

Jeff Mullins, Partner-in-Charge, Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Moira Pfeifer, MD, Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dayton Children’s Hospital

Holley M. Thompson, Operations Partner and Owner Sweeney’s Seafood Bar & Grill

Ex-Offico (Non-Voting) Member: Michael Vanderburgh, Executive Director St. Vincent de Paul