Such is gone

Longtime executive director no longer leading the Jesus Center

After more than a decade as executive director of the Jesus Center, a local nonprofit serving the homeless and less fortunate, Bill Such “will no longer be serving in the role,” according to a press release.

In the statement, the organization's board of directors cited “a difference of opinion on the future vision and direction of the Jesus Center.” While the release commended Such for his heart and contributions to the community, board President Ryan Vaught declined further comment when contacted by the CN&R.

As director, Such (pictured) was an altruistic and articulate champion of local homeless peoples' rights, always urging for the humane treatment of those hindered by poverty, drug addiction and mental illness.

“We've got mentally ill people on the street who are not pieces of shit, is my point,” he told the CN&R during a recent, particularly candid interview.