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Thumbs up to Gerre Brenneman, who celebrated her 25th year as executive director of the Evangel Home at an event with board and staff members. Brenneman has done an outstanding job of leading the Fresno shelter for women and children in crisis to new heights. The faith-based organization, founded in 1955 by Pauline Baker Myers, has been totally supported by individuals, churches, and groups -- never receiving government funding. You can learn about the home's many programs at www.evangelhome.org.