Bryan Trenkle joined Greater Douglas United Way in 2012 as Executive Director. He has over 30 years of retail management, business administration, finance and non-profit experience. He and his wife own and operate Captivating Photography & Design, a Roseburg company for nearly 10 years. Before coming to the local United Way, he was a pastor in Roseburg for over 9 years. Being involved in the Douglas County community, gives him a sense of doing work that matters and making a difference in people’s lives. He is a father of 5 and enjoys spending time with his family, his two labradoodles and watching his children perform with their soccer and dance teams.
Brian’s Monday Session:
From Heartache to Healing – When Rural Communities Face Tragedy Together
Our region has been challenged by natural disasters and human tragedies. For rural communities, unexpected catastrophes create unique demands and challenges. Facing limited infrastructure and often ill-defined communication plans, communities fall back on the nonprofit sector for support. How do we, as nonprofits, rise together using whatever community resources exist, to successfully serve and seamlessly do what is needed with or without warning? When tragedy strikes us personally, as well as our community, how do we cope over the longer period of healing and reconstructing?
Please join our expert panel members in exploring together experiences with their communities’ response to tragedy and the transition towards long-term healing.
Kathy Bryon, Executive Director, Gordon Elwood Foundation