United Methodist Children's Home Welcomes New CEO


The North Georgia United Methodist Children's Home welcomes a new CEO, Bob Bruder-Mattson. He takes the reigns from Bev Cochran, who is stepping down after 43 years of leadership.

Bruder-Mattson comes to the Children’s Home with nearly two decades of experience at the American Cancer Society, followed by the formation and management of his own consulting firm.   

"The Trustees found Bob to be exceptionally strong in his Christian faith and desiring to serve God in his vocation," said Ralph Jones, chair of the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Home. "Highly intelligent, a creative thinker, an accomplished businessperson with a proven track record of success in fundraising, and he has proven himself to be a strong, compassionate leader possessing the ability to inspire those around him."

Bob is active in his church and has served as a small group leader, Sunday school teacher, worship leader, choir member and board member.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be serving as the Chief Executive Officer for the United Methodist Children’s Home,” Bob shares. “As a husband, father and committed follower of Jesus Christ, I believe very strongly in the mission of bringing Christ’s love, healing and restoration to children, young adults and families. UMCH has a great history of being the hands and feet of Christ in our communities, and I look forward to serving in this ministry alongside its many dedicated volunteers and staff.” 

Bruder-Mattson is a native of Minneapolis, Minn., and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and Bethel University in St. Paul, Minn. He and his wife Sue have been married 29 years and live in Roswell with their three daughters: Katherine (22), Emily (18) and Madeline (16).