The United Methodist Children's Home Board of Trustees has announced the resignation of president and CEO Bob Bruder-Mattson. A search will soon begin to find his replacement. John P. Cerniglia, vice president for development and a member of Peachtree City UMC, will serve as acting CEO. See the announcement below:
A Message from the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees
(Debby Stikes - Chairperson, Jim Cantrell, Jim Manley, Warren McClellan, and Wiley Stephens)
It is with regret that we announce the resignation of Bob Bruder-Mattson, President and CEO of United Methodist Children's Home. Bob began his tenure at UMCH in the fall of 2012 after a long and successful career in the non-profit and commercial sectors. We thank Bob for his leadership and tireless service and wish him and his family well as Bob leaves the UMCH. Bob will serve in an advisory capacity to the Acting President & CEO until February 15, 2016.
As we enthusiastically begin the process of identifying our next President & CEO, the Board and staff remain firmly committed to the implementation of our five-year strategic plan. We have appointed John P. Cerniglia to serve as Acting President & CEO effective immediately, while maintaining his current role as Vice President of Development. John joined UMCH in June of 2015. He and his family are active members of Peachtree City United Methodist Church. His team leads our efforts in communications and marketing, church relations and donor development, and volunteer engagement. In 1990 John was called to missions and ministry while serving in the Mississippi Delta. He has dedicated his entire career to helping children and families break the cycle of poverty. John was privileged to serve 20 years through Habitat for Humanity International, and most recently as National Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. John has earned his CFRE credentials, serves as Adjunct Faculty at the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and serves on the Board at Africa Inland Mission. John and his wife Cassondra met at Houghton College in upstate New York. They will celebrate 24 years of marriage this year and share their lives with Zac, their 14 year old aspiring professional basketball player.
The Executive Committee and Board are committed to a deliberate and prayerful process to identify our next President & CEO and are optimistic about this important and exciting time in the life of the Home. We are currently interviewing professional executive search firms to assist the Board with this search. We call upon all those who love the mission of UMCH to pray with us as we undertake the process of selecting our next Chief Executive. We are committed to an open process and will provide periodic progress reports to stakeholders and partners. Watch our website for more information including the open application process.