John Neufeld is a respected and recognized community leader in Waterloo Region. As Executive Director for the past 9 years, John has led House of Friendship through a period of rapid growth. He is passionate about improving the way we serve individuals & families struggling with homelessness, hunger, mental health, addictions, and poverty. Together with an exceptional Leadership Team, House of Friendship’s Annual budget has doubled to $11M and annual donor investments have grown by 50%.
John received the Top 40 Under 40 award in 2012 and was honoured with the Spirit of Community Award in 2018 through the United Way. He has an MBA (Wilfrid Laurier), MSW (Toronto), BA (Waterloo), and BTh (Canadian Mennonite University). He’s also completed Leadership Programs at Ivey (2013) & Rotman (2015).