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Greg Carpinello, Executive Director (he/him)


Somewhere along the way, I discovered that my vocation in this world is leadership at the intersection of faith and justice. That journey has been forever altered, shaped, and inspired through my experience at Jesuit organizations. One might say, I have been ruined for life, by what I have seen, heard, and loved for the last 20+ years. Now, I am thrilled to serve as the Executive Director of JVC Northwest.

A native Cincinnatian with a short stop in Boston, Massachusetts, I am excited to call Portland and the Pacific Northwest my home now. My wife, Maura, and I resonate deeply with the four core values of JVC Northwest, and we are striving every day to raise a family committed to living simply, in community with others, and finding ways to live out a faith that does justice. Our three sons, Andrew, Dominic, and Joshua are active and lively, animated by all things outdoors and sports of every kind. Maura is a skier and gardener. I am a marathoner and amateur-woodworker. Professionally, ministry and social justice education at the Jesuit schools of Xavier University and Boston College have been where I have devoted my passion, and they are also the places where I have grown the most. All of it is to say, JVC Northwest is a perfect fit for me and our family.

Want to contact Greg? Email him or contact him at 971.353.6763.

 

 


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Upcoming Virtual Events

"JVC Northwest 101: Service and Community"

Thursday, April 7 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn about all that makes a year of service with JVC Northwest unique. We’ll talk about the opportunities available, what intentional community looks like, and dive into our values of social and ecological justice, simple living, and spirituality/reflection. There will also be plenty of time for Q+A. Register here. 

"How to Make Your Application Stand Out"

Wednesday, April 20 | 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT
Learn how you can position yourself to be a strong candidate for service with JVC Northwest. With one week left before the April 26 priority deadline, this will also be the perfect time to get a handle on each step of the application, interview, matching, and placement process. Register here. 

Zayna Abusada

(She/her/hers)
JVC Northwest Recruiter

Zayna Abusada (Ashland, MT ’17-18, Anchorage, AK ’18-19) was most recently a JV in south-central Alaska serving with immigrant and refugee English-Language learners as the Academy for Citizenship and Civics Support Specialist with the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) in Anchorage. Zayna first served with Indigenous students on the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations. Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Zayna went on to earn her undergraduate degree in History and Theological Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at Saint Louis University.