Organizational History

Magdalena House was established in 2007 to serve low-income, San Antonio area women and children escaping abusive and dangerous situations by providing them hope and enabling them to transform their lives. Magdalena House was founded under the auspices of the University United Methodist Church. Having successfully completed its start-up period, Magdalena House is now separated from its founding church and has received its nonprofit certification from the State of Texas on August 21, 2008, as well as its IRS 501(c)3 designation on July 13, 2009.


2015 Board of Directors



Greg Stroud
Sr VP Sales and Marketing, Security Service Federal Credit Union

John Barbieri
Sr VP, DOCUmation

Kathleen Peyton
Law Office of Patricia Wueste

Kathy Fitzsimmons

Catherine Lillibridge

Mark Nichols

Avery O'Hare

Joyce Penland



Kelly Thompson

Jeanne Tousley

Will Worth

Rev. Denise Barker
Executive Director, Magdalena House