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We Have a New President and CEO

jim-mellado jim melladoOur Global Board of Directors announced Jim Mellado [3] as our new President and CEO earlier today. They made the unanimous decision after a global search that began late last year when Wess shared his plans to retire after 35 years of service at Compassion, 20 as President and CEO.

Jim becomes only the fifth president in our 61-year history. He will formally take the position in September.

For 20 years, Jim served as president of the Willow Creek Association (WCA), a not-for-profit ministry dedicated to helping local churches thrive. During his tenure leading the WCA, the ministry grew significantly.

“I’ve known this remarkable man for 20 years. I’m certain that Jim will both wisely steward the ministry of Compassion and boldly lead us into new areas of kingdom impact.” ~ Wess Stafford

We are sad to be saying goodbye to our beloved Papa Wess but look forward with anticipation to where Jim leads us in service to our God and the children He loves.