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Where to find us...

Sweetwater Mission
6130 Hotel Street
Austell, GA 30106
Phone: 770-819-0662 Ext 16 Español Ext 17
Fax:      770-948-5402
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 802
Austell, GA 30168
Express Food Services 
Monday through Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Sweetwater Mission Management Team

Pat Soden

Executive Director


770-819-0662, Ext 15


Pat retired after 40 years as VP of Finance for a nationwide property management company. She has spent the past five years volunteering at Sweetwater Mission, assisting with all fundraising events. In January of 2020, Pat was asked to assume the role of Business Manager, and then graciously stepped in as Sweetwater Mission's Interim Executive Director in April just as the Covid-19 Crisis hit in full force. As of March 23, 2021, Pat was appointed as Executive Director. "From the outset, I was very taken with the compassion and respect shown to the clients at Sweetwater Mission, and am honored to help the organization navigate through the tough waters that we all find ourselves in today. God has truly blessed me by guiding me to Sweetwater Mission."

Linda Van

Director, Transformation Center

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770-819-0662, Ext 24


Linda came to Sweetwater Mission after 40 plus years in corporate America as Controller, Director of Operations and Financial Officer. At 62, she returned to college for a degree in Human Services at Kennesaw State University. After graduation, she began working at Sweetwater Mission, first as Volunteer Coordinator and then five years as Case Manager for the Kids Home Initiative in partnership with United Way. She is passionate about serving the homeless population and assisting disadvantaged and marginal persons move from survival to sustainability. Every person has potential. It is our mission to assist people in achieving that potential. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Debbie Ginocchio

Director, Strategic Partnerships & Fundraising


770-846-0469  Debbie@sweetwatermission.org


Debbie came with 18 years of Restaurant Supervision along with 25 years in the Financial Services Business. She initially came to help the clients of Sweetwater Mission with health insurance needs, which then led to helping in other areas. As our Development Director of 6 Years, Debbie is involved in getting support and organizing all of our fundraising events, using her perseverance in getting the word out about Sweetwater Mission. Debbie truly has a heart for serving the needs of others. “I Love everything about Sweetwater Mission and all they do to help people. I thank God for bringing me to Sweetwater and giving me the opportunity to improve peoples’ lives”.

ERA - Emergency Rental Assist Department

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Case Manager / Admin

(770) 819-0662 Ext 12

Warehouse / Food Distribution Center

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Joseph Holmes

Warehouse Manager

(770) 819-0662

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Oscar Comida

Express Line

(770) 819-0662

The Board of Directors...

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Pastor Tracy Carter

770-819-0662 Ext 25
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Charles Black


Wayne Blackstone

Board Member
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Brenda Leazenby


Dave Smith
Board Member

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Durk Durkin
Board Member

Sweetwater Mission is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Charitable Organization        EIN: 58-1992771

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