Wesley Woods seeks candidates for the O. Wayne Rollins Director of Pastoral Care

1/18/2018

The announcement below from Wesley Woods follows the exciting news that The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation awarded a $3.3 million grant to the Foundation of Wesley Woods for the leadership and development of a new initiative. The endowment will support the director position of the Wesley Woods Pastoral Care Program in perpetuity. The program will provide on-site, dedicated United Methodist Church ordained clergy at each of the organization’s 10 communities.


Older adults face greater issues of loss, grief, loneliness, and despair. As they advance in years, they grapple with spiritual questions related to death and dying, grief and loss. For this generation, church and faith have been central to their lives. However, we are seeing that most are sadly without a church home or a constant, trusted relationship with a spiritual leader.  
 
Since many residents can no longer leave their Wesley Woods communities to go to church, we must bring church to them.
 
Wesley Woods is seeking applications for the O. Wayne Rollins Director of Pastoral Care. Below are details about Wesley Woods and the position we wish to fill.
 
Since 1954, Wesley Woods has provided housing and services to older adults. Annually, Wesley Woods serves more than 1,800 older adults in 10 communities across North Georgia to a broad spectrum of individuals. We support and empower older adults to age with grace.
 
The O. Wayne Rollins Director of Pastoral Care will report to the President and CEO of Wesley Woods Senior Living and be a part of the executive leadership team. Managing an initial staff of 2.5 full-time Chaplains that will expand to fill the needs at each of our communities, the Director of Pastoral Care will develop and implement a robust program that consistently delivers quality pastoral care, critical to our resident’s well-being and spiritual health, to each of our Wesley Woods’ communities. The development of this program will require creativity to ensure the most effective delivery models of care, strategic cultivation of church partners and volunteers, and a passion for older adults.
 
The successful candidate will be organized and articulate, able to present to and engage with teammates, residents, funders, and church leadership throughout North Georgia. The Director of Pastoral Care will be an Elder in good standing with the United Methodist Church, with previous experience in Chaplaincy Care preferred, and willing to travel to our various communities. He or she should have excellent relationship and leadership skills. This is an exceptional opportunity for an entrepreneurial, creative leader to build a first of its kind program in Georgia while impacting the lives of those in need.
 
For more information, please contact Terry Barcroft, President and CEO Wesley Woods Senior Living or Traci Montgomery, Director Human Resources or see our website at www.wesleywoods.org.


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