Our Team

Ben Ishizuka

Seattle City Director

Ben has spent his life’s work devoted to the pursuit of helping people in the non-profit sector through a relational leadership style. Ben brings with him years of team leadership in churches and a deep love for what he calls “people work.” His hero is Fred (Mr.) Rogers, someone who has inspired him to love our fellow neighbors as ourselves and to see the innate dignity in everyone.

Ben has a passion to see people find their seat at “the table” so they may feel seen and heard just as they are. He loves exploring the diverse Asian food scene in Seattle and is always down to eat something spicy! When he’s not on a food adventure you can find him dancing his heart out at a concert or music festival with his lovely wife Devynn.

CONTACT

(818) 642-0705

ben@big-table.com

Seattle Team

Ben Ishizuka

City Director

Kristi Trainer

Operations Administrator and Development and Event Coordinator

Lori Rinn

Care Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator

Shannon Wittenberg

Care Engagement Coordinator