Readinger Named New CHHSM President and CEO

Michael J. Readinger

Michael J. Readinger

The Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) Board of Directors Chair Hugh Meyers has announced that the board unanimously elected Michael J. Readinger, current CHHSM vice president, to serve as the next president and CEO of CHHSM. Readinger will succeed the Rev. Bryan Sickbert, who retires at the end of this year after 23 years in the position.

The Rev. Ken Daniel, CEO of United Church Homes and chair of the CHHSM president and CEO search committee, shared that Readinger’s selection followed an extensive national search conducted by Diversified Search, Inc. The company narrowed a field of 30 applicants to seven highly qualified candidates for the search committee to interview in person. Three persons from this group were interviewed a second time at the end of September.

“Michael Readinger is qualified and prepared to assume the executive role in CHHSM,” Daniel says. “He embodies the strengths that provide continuity of leadership and brings new ideas to lead transformative change for the organization and its member ministries.”

Readinger is excited to move into this leadership role. “I am honored to be chosen as CHHSM’s president and CEO in this next phase of its lengthy history of ministry,” Readinger says. “CHHSM’s mission, vision and values are very important to me. I will work collaboratively with the board of directors, staff, membership and the wider church to advance our shared ministry in the years ahead. I am looking forward to this journey.”

Readinger will assume the duties of president and CEO on Nov. 10, 2014. Sickbert will remain with CHHSM until Dec.  31, 2014, in a transitional consulting capacity.

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