We have some exciting news to share! Read this special announcement from Jacinta Tegman, former President of World Concern, and CEO of CRISTA Ministries, World Concern’s parent organization.
For the past 15 months, we at World Concern have been prayerfully seeking a new president, as I’ve taken on a broader role within the ministry (more on that in a moment). Today, I’m thrilled to share with you that after an extensive search and interviews with many wonderful candidates, God has shown us who that leader is—and he was right in our midst.
Nick Archer, who has served as World Concern’s vice president for the past three years and has been part of the World Concern family for 22 years, will now lead the ministry as president.
During my time as president, Nick and I developed an amazing partnership, and I could not be more excited and blessed to hand the reins of leadership to Nick. There is no one I trust more to lead World Concern into the bright future that is ahead for this organization.
With more than 40 years of experience in the ministry of humanitarian aid and development, Nick is well known and respected in this industry. He is a humble, brilliant leader, but most importantly, he is a follower of Jesus who is unswervingly committed to seeing the gospel reach into and touch lives in the hardest, most remote corners of our world. Nick and his wife Lisa have two grown children and are the proud grandparents of three precious grandchildren. As you get to know Nick’s heart for the poor and forgotten, you’ll see he embodies the mission and vision of World Concern in every way.
I’ll be honest, we are facing uncertain times, and our organization is not immune to the physical, spiritual, and economic impacts of this global crisis. But I am one hundred percent convinced that Nick is God’s man for this hour. And it’s with full confidence in our Lord’s sovereignty that I enthusiastically pass the baton to him.
I told you earlier that I have stepped into a new role, but I’m still very much a part of the World Concern family. Earlier in 2019, I accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of CRISTA Ministries. With an incredible 70-year history of ministry, CRISTA has provided a strong foundation of support to World Concern since its inception 65 years ago.
I look forward to seeing God’s good plans for World Concern come to fruition. And with Nick at the helm and your loyal support, I know we will see many lives transformed in remote villages and communities around the world.
Here’s a short video message from Nick. Please watch, and feel free to leave a note of encouragement for Nick in the comments of this post.