Governing Board

From the Executive Director

Thank you for your interest in Night Ministry's Governing Board. In the above menu bar, explore our Strategic Plan and Org Chart. Below you will information, videos, and a board inquiry form. You may contact me at

Rev. Trent Thornley, Executive Director

Governing Board Basics

  • We meet monthly every third Monday, 6 - 8 PM

  • Meeting by Zoom frequently

  • Occasionally meeting in person in San Francisco

  • Annual retreat

  • Fundraising commitment of $2,000 per board member per year

  • Current board is 9 members

  • Annual budget is ~$500,000

  • We seek to add more diversity, particularly in the areas of race, gender, and religious identity

  • All skills welcome

  • We are seeking more help in finance, events, technology, social media, law, and human resources

  • Experience around homelessness is helpful

  • Folks with a heart for our ministry are encouraged to inquire and join us on a night walk or in a program

Mission & Vision

Mission: We increase access to spiritual care and community – at night, on the phones, on the streets.

We do not judge or convert. We meet people wherever they are and offer loving presence.

Vision: We envision a world in which everyone can connect to their inherent sacredness and express their unique humanity in spiritual companionship.

Go to our main SF Night Ministry website