My name is Chelsea Peck and I have been volunteering at the Bread of Life Mission for nearly six years. My involvement was initiated in 2010 when my church, Calvary Christian Assembly, invited me to participate in their monthly chapel and meal service outreach. It took one volunteer shift to know that I wanted to link arms with the Bread of Life Mission in serving this vulnerable and beautiful population. I have been leading worship in chapel on the second Tuesday of the month ever since!
In 2010, I graduated from Azusa Pacific University, in California, with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. During the final year of my education, my internship program placed me in an outpatient clinic teaching me how to conduct individual assessments and recovery group facilitation. This experience brought about academic growth as well as increased passion for individuals and families facing homelessness and addiction. After returning to Seattle in the fall of 2010, I began working at Bethany Christian Services doing foster care and adoption case work. Working in this field gave me personal experience in child welfare in Washington State and educated me about how children are impacted by parental substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness.
In 2012, I married my best friend, Benjamin Peck, and we formed an indie folk band named Mr & Mrs Something. Benjamin shares my deep love for the homeless community and joined me in leading worship at the Bread of Life Mission. As a couple and band, we are pursuing a musical career through writing original music, recording and performing as often as possible. Our original tunes are inspired by our relationship with God, our love for others and our longing for the kingdom of Heaven.
My long-standing volunteer relationship with Bread of Life Mission brought me great joy but in the back of my mind, I always thought it would be amazing to work here. In April of 2015, I heard about the Volunteer Coordinator job opening and jumped at the chance to become more involved. God opened the door and I started this part-time position in May of 2015.
If you are interested in volunteering at the Mission, please do not hesitate to reach out. Service opportunities include chapel, meal service, administrative tasks and more. Looking forward to meeting you!