CHHSM has already appointed a seven-member search committee and selected a search agency, but the work ahead to find a new president and CEO has just begun. “The search is now live and we’re receiving applications and resumes,” says the Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes. Daniel leads the search…

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When Cape Albeon partnered with fellow CHHSM member and St. Louis-based St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, residents of the retirement community in Valley Park, Mo., gained access to skilled nursing, something they’ve never had before. “For 14 years I’ve been hoping for extended care to arrive here,” says Lolly Wehrli, 87, who moved into…

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As leaders of the Deaconess Foundation celebrate the ministry’s 125th anniversary, they’re recognizing a mission that has developed from strong roots to serve new needs. “We have the same mission, but the expression of it has changed over time,” says the Rev. Starsky D. Wilson, president and CEO of the CHHSM member ministry in St.…

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By Bryan Sickbert A Nollau class member recently shared a column from Sojourners entitled “’Nones’ and the Common Good.” The column, written by Eboo Patel, a Muslim American and founder of the Interfaith Youth Core, asks the question, “What will happen to U.S. civil society as the pews empty out?” Patel cites the well-documented membership…

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By the Rev. Kenneth Daniel The CHHSM board of directors has appointed a search committee to identify the next president and chief executive officer for CHHSM following the announcement of Bryan Sickbert’s retirement, which will be effective Dec. 31. Led by the Rev. Kenneth Daniel, president and CEO of United Church Homes in Ohio, the…

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Thirty million people in the U.S. can’t fill out a job application, read a newspaper or understand a restaurant menu. The United Church of Christ hopes to lower this statistic with the help of CHHSM ministries through a new effort, “Reading Changes Lives.” “The inability to read is a silent but serious issue that impacts…

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By Bryan Sickbert Strike the rock, and water will come out of it, so that the people may drink. (Exodus 17:6) Water from a rock? Certainly more biblical nonsense! But the image did not seem far-fetched to me as I listened to the Old Testament Lenten reading this week (Exodus 17:1-7). Our home in southwest…

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By the Rev. Danielle Bartz CHHSM and Chicago Theological Seminary are teaming up this May to offer a one-week intensive course on faith-based nonprofit leadership. The course, entitled “Management as Ministry: Learnings from Faith-Based Health and Human Services,” will be taught by CHHSM president and CEO Bryan Sickbert and CHHSM ministry Consecra Housing Network CEO…

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During the next six months, the CHHSM Board of Directors will oversee one of the most important responsibilities in nonprofit management: hiring a new president and CEO. The search for a new leader is underway after the current president and CEO, the Rev. Bryan Sickbert, announced this month that he will retire at the end…

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Samaritan Bethany joins CHHSM this month as its newest member in an effort to better serve residents and team members. The senior care community located in Rochester, Minn., provides assisted living, independent housing and a nursing home, all on one campus. Pastor Jean Boese, a United Church of Christ pastor and chaplain for Samaritan Bethany,…

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