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Our Staff


Matt Wagner

Executive Director

My name is Matt Wagner, and I am the Executive Director for Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region. I am excited about this opportunity because I believe Family Promise is a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone to change their lives, and I am excited to be a part of that.

I believe that organizations such as Family Promise are the best vehicles for communities to change lives and really that's what it is all about. Family Promise is the vehicle for changing people's lives, but our supporters are the real heroes, and I'm excited to be working with you!


Stacey Coldren

Program Manager

My name is Stacey Coldren, and I am the Program Manager for Family Promise. I have been dreaming of a position like this with Family Promise for about 5 years now. I am a graduate of the program, so I know firsthand how Family Promise helps those in need.

During my years out of the program I bought my own home, got married, and went back to school! Family Promise was the light when I needed it the most.

My goal is to help our families feel the same reassurance and support like I did: to bring out the best in them and help them find direction.

Make sure you keep a look out for our events and different ways to help! You never know who you may be helping.


Christine Rockey

Case Manager

Hi! My name is Christine Rockey and I’m the new Case Manager here at Family Promise. I began my career working in homeless services, from helping un-housed families locate and maintain rental housing all of the way through to helping first-time home buyers attain their dreams of home ownership! Helping families achieve their goals is a passion of mine, and I’m excited to join the staff at Family Promise!

In my spare time, I’m an educator, a poet, an artist, and a mom with 3 grown kids and 2 twin grandchildren. When I’m home I’m surrounded by dogs, books, and family - and a very ornery parrot named ‘Birdasaurus Rex’. My email address is Reach out to me anytime for information or just to say, "Hi!"


Susan Ryder

Community Engagement Associate

Hi, Family Promise HCR family! I’m Susan Ryder, serving in the position of Community Engagement Associate. I graduated from Messiah University in 2013, with a degree in Communications. Since then, I’ve worked with non-profits, primarily churches, and as a freelance writer for TheBurg. My husband and I recently became empty nesters, with two sons launched, and the third at Penn State. I spend my free time reading, gardening, crocheting, and walking. I look forward to working with you in helping families facing homelessness in the Harrisburg area. Here’s my email, Contact me if you have any ideas, thoughts, or just want to connect.

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