South Side Mission Welcomes New Team Member

Rev. Craig Williams is pleased to announce that Donald Dixon has joined the South Side Mission as the Human Resource Generalist. He also will serve as part of the Mission’s Executive Leadership team. Donald is a native of North Carolina and attended North Carolina A&T State University. Donald previously worked for Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City and was promoted to Human Resources Manager in 2007 and relocated to Metamora, IL. Donald is married to Eleanor and they have two children and three grandchildren.



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South Side Mission Announces New Administration Staff

Reverend Craig Williams, Executive Director of the South Side Mission, is happy to welcome new staff to the Mission team. Taria Armstrong is the new Executive Assistant and will work in the Administrative Office for Rev. Williams. She is a Peoria native, a graduate of Woodruff High School and worked previously for 18 years at PCCEO. Ms. Armstrong is married, has five children and lives in Peoria with her husband, Kevin. Welcome to South Side Mission!




South Side Mission Welcomes New Development Staff

Rev. Craig Williams is pleased to announce that South Side Mission has added Mr. Rich Draeger to its team as the Development Manager. As Development Manager, he is responsible for the direction of all fund raising initiatives and also is part of the Mission’s executive leadership team.

Draeger is a graduate of Bradley University and earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Trevecca Nazarene. He brings over 20 years of development experience to the South Side Mission.