FPC Dallas Hires Brenda Snitzer as Executive Director of The Stewpot

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The search committee in charge of finding a new executive director for The Stewpot is pleased to present Brenda Snitzer, M.S. Ed., as our choice for this vital and visible leadership position.

Brenda has a heart for serving the least among us, most recently as development director at Our Friends Place. Through her leadership roles with organizations such as Big Thought and Girls Inc., she will come to this post with substantial executive, managerial, communication, and development expertise. And, as a former probation officer who went on to work in social services, congregational Christian education, and nonprofit management, the Baylor University graduate combines a caring heart with strong resolve.

Brenda sees herself as a connector of people. This quality will serve her well in working with each of you and The Stewpot’s many partners. We know that she looks forward in getting to know each of you in the weeks and months ahead.

Brenda also has shown that she listens and leads. The committee came away with the strong conviction that she can lead from the middle, which means she can both collaborate and look several steps ahead.

Most of all, Brenda possesses gravitas and maturity. Those traits, along with her leadership skills and fresh perspective, will further the work of this crucial mission.

Our work over the last several months has included reviewing more than 30 resumes, conducting personal interviews, doing background checks, and holding deliberative discussions. Now that we have finished this process, we are honored to present Brenda Snitzer as The Stewpot’s next leader.

We look forward to the new era in this crucial ministry, which with Brenda’s leadership and your continued support will play an even greater role in meeting the needs of those among us who find themselves homeless or on the verge of living on our city’s streets.


The Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle

Interim Senior Pastor and Head of Staff

First Presbyterian Church of Dallas


William McKenzie

Chair, Community Ministries Committee