CHICAGO (DOOR/Mennonite Mission Network) — DOOR (Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection) is pleased to announce that Juan Pablo Herrera began as the DOOR Chicago assistant city director on Apr. 1, 2015. Herrera joined Andrea Sawyer-Kirksey, Chicago city director, to run DOOR’s programming in the city.
DOOR is a partnership program of Mennonite Mission Network and Presbyterian Church USA that invites young adults to “see the face of God in the city” during a weeklong Discover trip or a yearlong service opportunity called DOOR Dwell.
Herrera has spent most of his life living and working in the neighborhoods of Humboldt Park and Logan Square in Chicago. He was the Afterschool Ambassador for the state of Illinois, which helped him advocate for students in Washington, D.C. He also worked for Logan Square Neighborhood Association as a resource coordinator, connecting residents with programs in the community.
Herrera is particularly passionate about helping the homeless and the undocumented immigrants in the city. However, he is willing to lend a hand in anything that involves helping his neighbors in Humboldt Park and Chicago, because he loves collaborating with other churches and organizations to live lives according to Matthew 25:37-40. Herrera most recently worked as a marketing coordinator of The Carpenter’s House in Humboldt Park.
DOOR looks forward to having Herrera join the staff team, along with his passion for the church and Chicago.