A head iconAbout Mercy Pedalers

Mission:

Mercy Pedalers are bicyclers and tricyclers reaching out to men and women experiencing homelessness on the streets. It is a ministry of presence and action based on the “Works of Mercy” and emphasizing “Welcoming the Stranger”.

Philosophy:

Mercy Pedalers believe that by welcoming and reaching out to men and women experiencing homelessness on the streets with a sense of dignity, respect and love that God’s mercy will be present. The philosophy of “Welcoming the Stranger” is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy which has evolved over thousands of years deriving from the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-40—

For I was hungry and you gave me food

I was thirsty and you gave me drink

I was a stranger and you welcomed me

I was naked and you clothed me

I was sick and you cared for me

I was in prison and you visited me

When we “Welcome the Stranger” we bring our openness to be and grow in relationship with the other. We approach someone’s space, or allow someone to enter our space, in a non-judgmental, warm and hospitable manner. We become present to each other, share our thoughts and concerns, and enjoy a comfortable cup of coffee or a cool glass of water. By our presence together, God’s mercy will be revealed.

Directory Board

Sister Libby Fernandez, Director Sister of Mercy
Virginia Varela, President CEO, Golden Pacific Bank
Richard Hernandez, Vice- President Outreach Coordinator, St. Francis of Assisi Parish
Dorothy R. Smith
Treasurer
Realtor, Dorothy R. Smith Real Estate
Paula Lomazzi, Secretary Executive Director, SHOC
Michelle Gorman, RSM Chaplain of the State Senate
John McIntyre Philanthropist, Mercy Foundation
Nikky Mohanna Developer, Mohanna Development Co.
Kristen Stauss Event/Project Coordinator, Uptown Studios
Tony Rego Insurance Agency Owner
Barbara Rego Retired
Linda Bratcher Program Director, TLCS
Cathleen Williams Attorney
Mark Merin Attorney
John Watkins Catholic Charities Director
Dennis Luther Retired
Gale Filter Retired