Joseph's Welcome Message

Dear friends of Emmaus House,Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960), Japanese pacifist, Christian reformer, evangelist, and labor activist once said these words: “I read in a book that a man called Christ went about doing good.  It is very disconcerting to me that I am so easily satisfied with just going about.”

In my first week as Executive Director of Emmaus House I’ve had a front row seat to witness staff, volunteers and community residents “going about doing good” with compassion and excellence.  From the smiles on the faces of Seventh Heaven day campers to the warm welcome from community members and numerous meetings with stakeholders, I’ve been both inspired and humbled by what I have experienced.

I look forward to connecting with each of you in the coming months as I acclimate to my new role, and I welcome your insight during that process.  Emmaus House has a great heritage of ministry, advocacy, and service, and I am thrilled to be part of the good we will do together as we enter this new chapter.

Grace and peace,


BlogJason McKissic