Announcing St. Anthony’s New Executive Director: Barry Stenger

March 21st, 2013
by Taylor Skillin

St. Anthony Foundation, our Board of Trustees and our Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Barry J. Stenger as our Executive Director. In St. Anthony’s 63 year history of serving the poor and low income of San Francisco, Barry is the seventh person to lead the organization.

Barry has over twenty years of nonprofit management experience. He has been St. Anthony’s Director of Development for the past eight years. He holds a Ph.D. in social ethics from the University of Chicago, taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and Santa Clara University, and has contributed to the work of the Franciscans on the west coast in a variety of capacities.

When asked what he’s excited about in assuming these responsibilities, Barry said that he believes “St . Anthony’s is poised to enter a new and dynamic phase of its service to the community: we’re building a new Dining Room; we’re reaching out to new generations of San Franciscans who want to be involved in our work; and we’re focusing on new metrics to measure the life-changing outcomes for the guests we serve.”

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7 Responses to “Announcing St. Anthony’s New Executive Director: Barry Stenger”

  1. Ed & Peg Gleason Says:

    Dear Barry,
    We are very pleased that you have been appointed and you count on our continued support. With the new Francis, the Big Church will bring new vitality to the ‘preferential option for the poor’.

  2. Paul Harris Says:

    As a volunteer returning after two years away, I very much appreciated Barry’s comment to me over lunch in the volunteer room on March 15 when he noted that “many of us are converging here (at St Anthony’s) from many different paths just now to do the work that is so badly needed.” I found this– and Barry– to be very inspiring.

  3. johnnyjack Says:


    Congratulations my dear brother Barry. Keep up the good work in the vineyards of the Lord and all the many Acts of Love you’ve given to Him over the years.

  4. Nicholas Moore Says:

    Barry, congratulations! We know you will do a great job as executive director and provide the kind of leadership needed in so vital a cause. Your family is very proud of you as were your parents, Joe and Helen.

    Nick Moore

  5. Phyllis levine Says:

    congratulations Barry- I’m proud of you; glad it’s you!

  6. Pat Mahoney Says:

    Congratulations Barry! God Bless you as you continue “Reaching out” there at St. Anthonys!!

  7. Mae Lotito Says:

    Congratulations, Barry. I was so happy to hear the good news. Keep up your wonderful work.

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