Meet the Staff


Come and Visit
Pilgrim Place has often been described as a counter cultural community, an odd description perhaps, but not completely inaccurate.  What makes the ethos of this community so unique is a notion, widely shared, that it's less important to fuss over what you have than to focus on who you are and, ultimately, to whom you are accountable.

Since you are a person interested in Pilgrim Place, you know that it has been home to thousands of persons who have served as missionaries, ministers, theological seminary faculty, denominational executives, YMCA/YWCA staff, community organizers, and peace and justice advocates. Serving others is what Pilgrim residents have been called to do. It is what they did in their careers in religious or charitable non-profit organizations, and it’s what they continue to do in “retirement.” 

Pilgrim Place is alive with opportunities for reflection, spiritual growth, physical activity, and mutual encouragement. In these and many other ways, the community at Pilgrim place inspires creativity and nurtures the volunteer spirit. And, for us, it is especially important that the doors of Pilgrim Place have always been and will be open to those with minimal financial resources to ensure that they have a home and the support they need to live in dignity. 

We encourage you to call us at (909) 399-5500 and schedule a visit and tour so that you can experience firsthand the selfless, giving energy this community has to offer.

Pilgrim Place Development Department
625 Mayflower Road
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 399-5500

Joyce YarboroughJoyce Ewen Yarborough
Vice President of Advancement
Joyce joined Pilgrim Place in 2006 and brings over 20 years of experience working in the non-profit field and fund raising. Joyce brings a genuine interest of people to her work. She finds Pilgrim Place an invigorating and thought-provoking environment – a place with a social conscience.


Jennifer Tomes Jennifer Tomes
Director of Marketing and Communications

Jennifer joined Pilgrim place in 2010 and has worked in marketing for 20 years.  At Pilgrim Place she started in the Admissions office and has used her skills in several positions.  She enjoys the excitement of working at Pilgrim Place and the experiences the residents share with staff.


Susan MaireAndrea Johnson
Advancemnt Coordinator
Andrea is an experienced database user and maintains all donor records. Her goal is to provide the best service possible to ensure she meets the needs of all the individuals who support Pilgrim Place in a variety of ways.
She joined the Pilgrim Place staff in 2017.