August 2, 2017
Dr. Ingrid Draper, Board Chair
Project Compassion Ministries
Dear Friends of Project Compassion,
Recently, the Board of Directors of Project Compassion Ministries took action designed to reposition and strengthen our ministry for the future. While change can be difficult, the Board is excited to lead the organization boldly forward so that our good work will continue to have impact for many years to come.
Specifically, Project Compassion Ministries has entered into a strategic alliance with Wellspring Lutheran Services. This alliance provides for Wellspring to provide strategic guidance and support, as well providing a part time Executive Director – Ms. Bridgette Boyd. Bridgette began this new role on July 24th. David Gehm, President and CEO of Wellspring, will work closely with Bridgette and the Board of Directors to assure strong support is provided.
Regrettably, this decision caused the Board to end its relationship with Eric Stenson, who will finish his official duties as Executive Director on August 7. No other staff changes are being contemplated at this time.
This strategic alliance with Wellspring will allow us to pursue important new initiatives, which include:
– Exploration of opportunities to reposition and ultimately expand our transportation services to the seniors of Detroit.
– Renewed and refocused relationships with congregations and other stakeholder groups with a focus on engagement and expanding volunteer opportunities.
– Important new collaborations and relationships within the City, enabling us to identify new partners and new opportunities for service.
Please pray for Project Compassion Ministries and all people affected by this important decision. The Board will provide updates as needed in the weeks and months ahead. If you have specific questions or comments, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bridgette Boyd at email@example.com.
Dr. Ingrid Draper