St. Vincent de Paul hires new Executive Director
TRAVERSE CITY, MI, May 14, 2012 — The Board of Directors of the Society of St Vincent de Paul have selected a new Executive Director to lead the organization forward. Long-time resident of Traverse City, Tim Moeggenberg, has been selected from over four dozen applicants from across the country. Beginning May 29, 2012, Mr. Moeggenberg will oversee day-to-day thrift store operations and will also focus on program service delivery, volunteer recruitment, administration, community relations and fundraising.
Prior to joining St. Vincent de Paul, Tim enjoyed a successful 32 year career in the professional menswear industry in Traverse City from 1977 to 2009 (Moeggenberg’s Menswear Inc. / Professional Menswear LLC). Since 2006 he was a Certified Funeral Celebrant with the Reynolds-Jonkoff Funeral Home while also serving as the Public Address announcer for the Traverse City Beach Bums professional baseball team from 2006 to 2011.
Mr. Moeggenberg is a 1979 graduate from Traverse City St. Francis High School, a 1981 graduate from Northwood Institute in Midland,, MI with associate degrees in marketing and retail merchandising. Tim is currently a member of Christ the King Parish in Acme, MI and for 32 years was an active member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Traverse City. Over the years, Tim has participated in numerous school and church fundraising activities resulting in donations in excess of $2.3 million. Tim has been married to Michelle, a 3rd generation Traverse City native, since 1981 and has three grown children and four grandchildren.
Board President Margaret Sophiea stated that “We are blessed to have the opportunity to work with someone like Tim that has such strong ties to the community and a deep-rooted, inner passion for serving others.”
Tim Moeggenberg comments that “Helping transition St. Vincent DePaul from its present state to becoming a future leader in charity in the Grand Traverse Region is a challenge I relish. I haven’t felt this burning desire since I was a younger man, and it consumes my thoughts daily. There is a powerful, irresistible presence in the effort to resurrect St. Vinnies.”