Through the 71 years of our ministry, God has brought us two women as Directors. The first, Bertha Trover Shooks, took the ministry from the sheer cliff of disappearing, to a well run organization that thrived under her directorship for many years. The last woman God chose as Director brought another breath of fresh air, an ability to lead us into new frontiers and new challenges. Terre Ritchie has been a delight to work with. She has accomplished much in her years of leadership. I was glad when she came and sorry that she is leaving, but realize that this choice is made with her family and future in mind. I pray that once again God will bring the Director of HIS choice, man or woman, who will take the ministry to the next level of awareness of where kids are at, and what they need us to provide to meet that need.
Charlie VanderMeer, Ambassador at Large