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André House of Arizona (André House) is pleased to announce that John C. Delaney, II will be
joining André House on September 1, 2022 as its next Executive Director and will be the first lay
person to serve in this role.

“John is deeply rooted in faith and has a passion for serving people experiencing poverty and
homelessness,” said Greg Herrle, André House Board Chair. “He has strong leadership and operational
skills with a focus on organizational structure and programming. John shares our mission to make
God known, loved and served and strongly believes in the dignity of all who pass through our door.”

Over John’s diverse 20-year career, he has worked for non-profit organizations like the
Missionaries of Charity (Mother Theresa’s nuns), for-profit law firms and most recently for the
non-profit civil liberties law firm Alliance Defending Freedom. His philosophy has been to
identify best business practices from the for-profit sector and adapt them to the needs of
non-profit organizations. Pope Francis and the Vatican invited John to participate in several
business conferences and events, including being the liaison for Vatican events.

“I am very excited to join the André House team,” said John. “André House has a great mission and
a wonderful history of service to the community. It is an honor to serve as the Executive
Director. I look forward to collaborating with the staff and volunteers in this great work.”

John & his wife Nicole, a Canon lawyer, have two children and reside in Phoenix where they lived
since 2010. John has volunteered with local organizations, including Friends of the Cathedral, and
is a Founding Board Member of the Phoenix Chapter of Young Catholic Professionals.

John received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in
Pennsylvania and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical University of St.
Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He attained a Masters of Business Administration degree from Benedictine
University at Mesa.

Rooted in the ideals of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the Catholic Worker
movement, André House has provided meals & other services to people experiencing poverty and
homelessness in the Phoenix area for over 38 years. André House is named after Holy Cross Brother,
St. André Bessette CSC, who was known for offering a welcoming presence to the afflicted, hope for
the discouraged and healing for the sick.
Contact: Elizabeth Wunsch 602-255-0580 x 302 

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