Joel Girard, Lead Guest Service Specialist


Joel comes from a background of giving back and volunteering an example his parents started with him at an early age. Joel attributes a lot of his experience and knowledge from his mentorship with Karen Andro, Director of Hopes Home Ministries at First United Methodist Church. Joel has a passion for helping those in the community who may not feel like they have a voice and giving them a voice. Joel sits on a couple of local boards as well as a state wide board that work to end homelessness and try to find housing solutions. Joel is honored to work with the staff at The Beacon as a team led by our director Kimberly Tesch to find solutions to the many issues that our brothers and sisters on the street face. Joel has been working with the homeless population in one form or another between food pantries and volunteering for over 20 years.