The Board of Trustees for CRISTA Ministries has formally initiated a process that will eventually conclude with the hiring of a successor to the organization’s president and chief executive officer, Bob Lonac, who is retiring.
According to the organization, a Presidential Search Committee was created and CRISTA Ministries has retained CarterBaldwin to assist with the search to identify outstanding candidates for the post.
“As we enter the process to identify the right individual called to lead CRISTA toward the bright future ahead, we anticipate this role to be highly sought-after and expect a talented and diverse pool of candidates,” said Tim Jenkins, chairman of the CRISTA Board of Trustees, in a press release.
The future hire will become only the sixth individual to serve in the role during the 69-year history of the family of seven ministries, which collectively serve more than 8 million people each year around the world through education, broadcast media, global development, equipping veterinarians, youth camps and senior living.
As CRISTA’s fifth president and CEO, Lonac “transformed CRISTA by bringing out the best in its people; helping them to love God by serving others,” commented Jenkins, who is directing the presidential search.
“Bob’s inspired leadership has guided CRISTA through many important changes and achievements,” he continued. “Bob will leave the CRISTA family of ministries in a state of being highly unique, healthy, and with abundant opportunity in front of it, both here in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the world.”
Prior to his retirement from CRISTA, Lonac will remain in place for a period to assist with onboarding his successor. Before his appointment by the CRISTA Board in 2006, Lonac served with Young Life and the International Justice Mission.
By NRB Staff
Published: June 7, 2018