Staff Directory

  • Marty Misener Executive Director

    Marty Misener is the executive director at Open Arms Mission. He oversees the general operation of the organization as well as the long range strategic planning of it. He has lived in Welland for most of his life and this practical experience helps him to truly understand some of the dynamics surrounding food insecurity in this town. Marty has worked in various ministry setting since 2008. These positions have equipped him for his current ro...
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  • Josh Walsh Communication & Development

    Josh Walsh oversees communication and development at OAM.  Born and raised in St John’s NL, Josh knew what it was like to not have enough. Growing up in a home with a single mom and five siblings, his mother struggled to put enough food on the table and used food bank services to help meet his families needs for many years. Josh has worked in various ministries and has worked in nonprofit. As an adult, its been his hope to i...
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  • Stacy Otting Executive Assistant

    Raised in Fonthill in a home where the importance of faith was demonstrated by two godly parents Stacy began to build her own life on the firm foundation of knowing God from a very young age. Having now lived in Welland for over 20 years, she has seen the changes, both positive and negative that have made Welland what it is today. Stacy began volunteering with Open Arms Mission, at the now closed Redeemed Goods,  in 2017 as a way to ke...
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