What We're About


SonBridge, a Seventh-day Adventist Community Services Center, seeks to connect the under-served in the Walla Walla Valley with resources to empower transformational change. 


As a recognized community compassion leader, SonBridge connects unmet needs with caring people and healing services delivering exemplary care for the whole person. Reflecting God's unconditional love for us in Christ, SonBridge values each human being and champions hope toward transformational change. 

SonBridge History

Key elements of the SonBridge approach are to connect service agencies with other service agencies and connecting persons with resources. After this is done, there are often gaps. SonBridge identifies these gaps and creates programs and services to meet the needs.

Located at 1200 SE 12th Street in College Place, WA, SonBridge Community Center is an organization founded in 2005 by eight church congregations in the Valley. It serves the community from a 35,000-square-foot facility, recently expanded from its original square-footage of 30,000 to include our new Education Center for Better Living. 

SonBridge Community Center is devoted to providing help to the underserved. Thanks to the ongoing support of volunteers, SonBridge is able to provide services and resources for people in need in the Walla Walla Valley through:

SonBridge also runs a large Thrift & Gift Store helping fund the facility's programs and operations.

SonBridge Leadership

Though there are many in the SonBridge family, those who lead us forward are as follows: 

Norman Thiel
Executive Director
Email: norman.thiel@(if you can see this please update your browser)sonbridge.org 
Phone: (509) 529-3100

Dr. Melvin Lang
SonBridge Dental Clinic Director
Email: melvin.lang@(if you can see this please update your browser)wallawalla.edu
Phone: (509) 529-3100

Paul Rasmussen
Development Director
Email: paulr@(if you can see this please update your browser)northwestcollision.com

Kitty Haney
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Email: admin@(if you can see this please update your browser)sonbridge.org
Phone: (509) 529-3100

Vera Bohlman
Thrift & Gift Manager
Email: thriftandgiftstore@(if you can see this please update your browser)sonbridge.org