Lou Ortenzio Named New Executive Director of The Clarksburg Mission

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 01, 2019
Changes in leadership lie ahead for the Clarksburg Mission, with long-time Director of Ministry Lou Ortenzio taking the role of executive director effective Jan. 1.
 
Earlier this month, Chris Mullet announced he would be stepping away from the position at the end of the year.
 
Mullett will now be working with the West Virginia Chapter of the American Epilepsy Foundation, which Ortenzio said is an area of great need in West Virginia.
 
“Certainly folks have seizure disorder, epilepsy and they need advocates, they need support, and we need to be educated as a public about it, and we need to combat stigma there,” he said. “He has a lot of giftings to address this, so it will give him an opportunity to again help our community and help our whole state.”
 
After roughly a decade with the Mission, Ortenzio is looking forward to continuing to be a part of its work in a new role — work that sometimes goes unnoticed by the local community.
 
“Many don’t see the work that we do, the miracles that happen there, the folks that are given a safe place to be housed, who are equipped to get a job, get their own place, get into housing, move on in their life, folks who struggle with addiction issues, who’ve been the victims of domestic violence and abuse turn their lives around, become productive members of society,” he said.
 
Those who are in need of the services provided by the Mission oftentimes may not have an income or even an ID and thus aren’t able to apply for many of the benefits, such as social security, that they qualify for.
 
CLICK HERE to read the rest of the story by Brittany Murrary, WV MetroNews.
 

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