Our Board

Rev. Dr. Paul Fromberg Board President

Paul is the Rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church. He teaches at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and is the author of The Art of Transformation Paul is a pastor, a teacher and an artist; he often cooks for the food pantry volunteers, and is our resident baker.

 

Michael Reid Pantry Operations Director, Liaison to the SF Food Bank, The Food Runners and various partners

Responsible for the day to day running of the pantry.  Self proclaimed raconteur, bassist in the odd local bands here and there, Manager of various Bay Area record stores, Booker Promoter.  Writer on genre film and obscure music.
 
A chance meeting led Michael to the pantry at the end of 03, he quickly became the right hand of Sara Miles, finding helping others more rewarding than helping ones self.

 

The Ven. David Stickley Treasurer
David serves as Archdeacon of the Episcopal Diocese of California, and works at San Francisco General Hospital. He volunteers with the Crisis Center of the Night Ministry, and bakes pies at St Martin DePorres House of Hospitality.

 

Randall Bowman Director, Pantry Chef, Liaison between pantry and church

For 45 years I wore a hat as an elementary educator, (from the Latin word; educere-to lead forth). I was a classroom teacher of young children in schools in: New Orleans, New York City, and San Francisco. As I approached retirement age I worried about my identity: who was I without my kids and classroom? Then, while volunteering at The Food Pantry and helping Sara Miles prepare a home cooked meal for our volunteers, she handed me my new hat. Some people from the east coast had read Sara’s book, Take This Bread and had come to St. Gregory to see for themselves. Sara introduced me as, “Here is Randy Bowman, he feeds people.” So here I am…from Leader to Feeder.

When you have more than you need BUILD a longer table, not a higher wall! Peace On Earth & Food For All.

 

Sue Tsai Clark Co-Director, she is also greeter at front desk and trains new volunteers.  All around ambiance coordinator 

Sue has been a volunteer at The Food Pantry for over seven years, board member for five plus years.  She is the warm welcoming presence at the front desk and knows all of our customers by name.  She tutors underprivileged high school kids on college admission process and is an advocate/alumni for the American Legion California Girls State Association.

 

The Ven. Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain 

Reverend Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain was born and raised in The Episcopal Church, and has participated in either Episcopal or United Church of Christ congregations all of her life. She is a graduate of Smith College and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  Margaret was ordained as a deacon in the Diocese of California in June 2013 and served as archdeacon from 2016-2018.  Her career has been primarily in higher education; she is employed full-time as Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs at Stanford University.  She is married to Page Chamberlain and they have two adult children (Sam age 35 and Forrest age 34), and live with a quirky and loving rescue dog named Zilly.

Margaret was drawn to the Diaconate over a long period of discernment and social ministry work, first working with Vietnamese refugees and assisting with their resettlement in the US, later volunteering for a period of over 10 years with Habitat for Humanity in the Mississippi Delta, and then as a volunteer chaplain with Sojourn Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital.

Margaret’s present ministries include community gardening work — as a founding member of The Free Farm until its closing; currently working in the St. Mark’s, Little Red Hen, and Diamond Heights median gardens.  With a group of colleagues at Stanford called “the sewing circle” she donated baby blankets on a monthly basis to the Labor and Delivery unit at San Francisco General.  During the COVID pandemic, the circle’s blankets have gone to COVID patients and the group also creates cloth masks.  She serves as a board member of the Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church and is co-chair of Diocal’s Commission on Ministry.  She currently serves as Deacon at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

 

Robert Boileau

Robert along with his late wife Elizabeth was one of the original founders of the food pantry.  He also shops for the food program as well as being a member of The Food Runners board. 
 
Robert has long been an advocate for food insecurity in the city of SF. 

The Food Pantry

Rain or Sunshine we’re open every Saturday unless stated otherwise at the pantry

from Noon to 2 PM

For  a glimpse of our program, take a tour youtu.be/WyM-pYWOhOs