MISSION

Bringing Hope & Wholeness

VISION

A community where God’s unconditional love is expressed through resources and services to revitalize the whole person.

OUR 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 is an organization founded in 2005 by eight church congregations in the Valley. After the building was purchased in 2005, staff and volunteers from the community held Sunday work bees to complete the year-long task of remodeling for the opening of the Thrift Store. By 2014, the medical/dental wing of SonBridge was completed, and by 2017, the Education Center for Better Living was completed. 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 Center for Better Living 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.

EDUCATION CENTER ROOMS

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

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

Madison Youngberg
Communication, Design, and Development Specialist 
Email | madison.youngberg@sonbridge.org

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

Steve Chinn
SonBridge Chaplain
Email | admin@sonbridge.org

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

Krista Williams
Assistant Store Manager
Email | thriftandgiftstore@(if you can see this please update your browser)sonbridge.org

Carole Biswell
Assistant Store Manager
Email | thriftandgiftstore@(if you can see this please update your browser)sonbridge.org

Kathryn Frost
Reception Manager
Email | admin@sonbridge.org