Board Members

Phil Prietto

Phil is the president and founder of City Gates Ministries (CGM). God began to call him to ministry in 1995. He began advocating for low-income and homeless people from all walks of life. Under his leadership, CGM became incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 2005 and serves hundreds of clients each year. He has built a volunteer base of over 400, working closely with the community, local businesses, churches and other faith-based organizations. In 2009 he was ordained as a minister.

Phil’s faith in God and his boundless energy and enthusiasm make him not only a dynamic and effective leader but a compassionate and caring support for those in need to see the love of God in a spiritual and tangible way.

Rick McNeely

Rick has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and 25 years’ experience working in the fields of budgeting, accounting, and financial management. He has been a tax preparer for H&R Block for 19 years. Rick is well versed in church and nonprofit policy and tax law.

He is currently the financial officer for his church, New Day Christian Centre, a ministry he has had for over 15 years.

John Adams

John is an ordained minister with a passion for discipleship and mentoring. He serves as the Associate Pastor for the Thursday night Street Lights program.

His education and training include an AA Liberal Arts degree from Saint Leo University and coursework toward his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Columbia Southern University. John has also studied courses with The American Association of Christian Counselor’s Light University.

While pastoring with City Gates John saw a need to follow up with those who expressed a desire to take the next steps in their spiritual journey, which inspired John and his wife Jennifer to start a new ministry called CityLink Ministries.

Wayne Morris

Wayne works at JBLM Ft Lewis for Professional Contracting Services as a Furniture Supervisor.

In addition to serving on the board, he also serves at The Roots Community church with his wife leading a bible study on Tuesday nights teaching mostly on prayer. They are a part of City Link Ministries teaching discipleship when the rest of the team walks the streets ministering to the homeless.

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