Over its 70 years, PCC grew from a small Swedish-American congregation on Farm Hill to a thriving multicultural, multigenerational hub of activity. Its broad mission serves schools, vulnerable children, immigrants, unhoused adults, and a host of other ministries. As PCC grew in size and scope its staff housing needs did too—right alongside the astronomical increase in housing costs.
High rents and home prices affect recruitment and retention of staff at PCC and elsewhere. After years of watching the problem grow, a group of lay leaders came to recognize that PCC lacked the bandwidth and expertise to solve the problem. Aslan was born. Incorporated and declared tax-exempt in 2018, Aslan Housing Foundation coaches ministry staff, disciples stakeholders, and creates affordable ministry housing solutions.
Not content to hide our light under a bushel, and in response to demand, Aslan expanded to serve West Coast churches and ministries from a variety of denominations and traditions. Apostles’ Creed? Yeah, same.
The housing crisis is the greatest strategic threat to ministry in the Bay Area.
All of God’s people have a role to play in co-creating housing solutions.
We do nothing about the people we serve without the people we serve.
We seek to be transparent, benevolent, efficient, determined, and wise.
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31
Aslan superpower: Numbers mind, need for fairness
Why you serve: To give back to God and my church
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:26
Aslan superpower: Stepping out in faith
Why you serve: Being called to be the hands and feet of Jesus (hard task to fill)
Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:10
Aslan superpower: Glorify God by demonstrating unity through sacrificial love
Why you serve: To fulfill my calling
Favorite Bible Verse: Exodus 34:6-7
Aslan superpower: Steadfast Architect
Why you serve: My main love language is acts of service; actively serving the Lord gives me an outlet for my love for him and gratitude for the love He has shown me
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:8
Aslan superpower: Governance dork and equity warrior
Why you serve: Glorify God in a practical way
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 61
Aslan superpower: Empathy
Why you serve: Because the secret to living is through giving!
Favorite Bible Verse: Galatians 5:13
Aslan superpower: Unique ability to summarize gobs of financial data
Why you serve: Stewardship-- we are trustees and are blessed to be a blessing to others
Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Aslan superpower: Builder extraordinaire
Why you serve: To provide pathways to housing security and homeownership