World Relief Announces New President and CEO, Myal Greene
BALTIMORE, July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – World Relief, one of the world’s leading global Christian humanitarian organizations, today announced that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Myal Greene as the organization’s new president and CEO , from August 16, 2021.
He will succeed the outgoing CEO of World Relief Tim breene and president Scott arbeiter, building on the solid foundation they have established over the past five years of their leadership to continue World Relief’s mission of serving the world’s most vulnerable.
“During my fourteen years with World Relief, I have seen God at work in our organization in countless ways,” said Myal. “I am grateful for the extraordinary leadership of Tim and Scott, and I am continually inspired by our more than 1,500 employees in the United States and around the world. I believe God used all of my experiences to equip me for this new one. role and to help me magnify the life changing work of our team. ”
Steve moore, Chairman of the Board of Directors of World Relief, said: “Almost two years ago, the governance committee refined our succession planning process and the research team implemented this game plan. with excellence. Among an impressive and diverse group of outstanding candidates, Myal Greene has emerged as the clear choice to lead World Relief in this exciting season. I have been energized by my interactions with Myal and look forward to collaborating in furthering World Relief’s mission in this next chapter. “
Steve continued: “Scott arbeiter and Tim breene, our outgoing CEO, served World Relief with excellence and positioned us well for this time of transition. Together they enthusiastically confirmed Myal’s selection. “
Myal comes into her role with extensive experience both abroad and in United States, most recently as Senior Vice President of International Programs for World Relief. Myal started her work with World Relief in Rwanda in 2007, where he led the development of a new church-based programming model known as Church Empowerment Zones (CEZ). Under Myal’s leadership, the CEZ model has grown from a small pilot project with 150 churches to Rwanda to a global model that has reached over 5,000 churches in nine countries. In 2010, he became the national director of World Relief Rwanda, tripling the size of the office in three years, then moved to Africa regional director, followed by the director of the developing countries unit of World Relief.
During his two years as Senior Vice President of International Programs, Myal led the organization in scaling up major grant-funded programs and launching a major gender equity initiative. sexes.
Regarding the challenges ahead, Myal commented: “Almost 80 years ago, World Relief was founded in response to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Today we are facing the most important crisis of our life. Much of the world is still facing the rise of COVID-19. cases, and hundreds of millions of people have fallen deeper into poverty as a result of the pandemic. Nationally, our work for refugees and immigrants is more relevant than ever. World Relief, in partnership with churches around the world, has a vital role to play in the lives of millions of people around the world. “
World Relief’s international reach has more than doubled in the past two years, and Myal seeks to continue to increase the impact of the organization. As COVID-19 continues to ravage lives and livelihoods around the world, there have been widespread repercussions such as rising death rates, worsening maternal and fetal health, and diminished protection. social for children. Nationally, World Relief seeks to continue to promote the protection of vulnerable migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, while expanding the services provided to them through our 17 offices in the United States.
Myal holds a BS in finance from Lehigh University and a mastery of More comprehensive theological seminar in global leadership, and he is currently pursuing a doctorate. in organizational leadership of Eastern University. He and his wife, Sharon, have three children. They were members of Church of the Life of the Trinity in Lutherville, Maryland, for five years before moving Chesapeake, Virginia, where they attend New Life Church.
Scott arbeiter and Tim breene, respectively outgoing President and CEO of World Relief, offered the endorsement: “It has been our privilege to witness Myal’s growth as a leader over the past five years. He has dramatically increased the depth, breadth and impact of our international work while simultaneously increasing in his understanding and commitment to our US-based work among refugee and immigrant populations. Myal has a unique set of gifts, passions and experiences that make him an exceptional choice to lead World Relief into the future. He has our full and enthusiastic support! “
World Relief has a rich history of serving the most vulnerable through its programming, empowering the local church and speaking the truth to power in its spheres of influence. Throughout its more than 75 year history, World Relief has remained firmly convinced that the work and the organization have always belonged to God, and they are convinced that the work that God has started, it will continue.
To learn more about World Relief, visit worldrelief.org.
About World Relief
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that provides lasting solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression and massive displacement. For more than 75 years, we’ve partnered with churches and community leaders in the United States and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to those most vulnerable.
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