Sturgis Poorman

Project coordinator

Sturgis has been working with the immigrant community for many years as the former Executive Director of Welcoming the Stranger, a nonprofit educational program for immigrants and refugees.  He has been assisting the needs of this community and sees First Place as a much needed resource for refugees and their families. 


James Hodsden

pastor of Ardmore Presbyterian church

James is the pastor of Ardmore Presbyterian Church and a proud supporter of First Place. He has been integral to the mission life of APC where he has been the pastor for 8 years.