Our Daily Bread Ministries launches search for new president and CEO

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Rick DeHaan. Courtesy Our Daily Bread Ministries

Our Daily Bread Ministries is beginning a global search for a new leader after its current president announced his intent to retire at the end of the year.

Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODBM) on Thursday, Sept. 2, said it is conducting a global search for a new president and CEO of the ministry. Rick DeHaan, grandson of founder M.R. DeHaan, will retire as president at the end of year but will continue supporting the organization in an advisory capacity.

“I am very grateful for the work we have accomplished as a ministry, from launching new platforms, to reaching younger generations, to building a strong, diverse global leadership team,” said DeHaan. “We are in the midst of a major digital transformation that is impacting the way we deliver our mission and the Bible. As a result, the audiences we are reaching are increasingly younger and more diverse, and it is important our leadership team reflects those we serve and those we want to reach. With God’s help, and a very thoughtful and deliberate search process, the Lord will provide us with the right person to guide the ministry forward.”

The ODBM mission is “to make the life-changing wisdom of the Bible understandable to all.” The ministry is now in more than 150 countries, using 58 different languages to reach people around the world.

“Thanks to Rick’s leadership, and the stewardship of the DeHaan family, we are a global ministry in every sense of the word,” said Marty Doorn, board chair of ODBM. “Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, this is a very healthy time for the ministry, and the Lord has been amazingly gracious when providing for our needs. We are extremely thankful for Rick’s leadership over the years and trust in the Lord to lead us into the future.”

The ministry is working with the CarterBaldwin executive search firm to find and vet candidates equipped to lead the global ministry. ODBM is searching for “a leader with global expertise and godly qualities. The ideal candidate is a mission-hearted person, with the heart of Christ and who exemplifies humility,” ODBM said.

Those who are interested in the opportunity can inquire with Bill Peterson at ODBPresident@carterbaldwin.com or apply at carterbaldwin.com/opportunities/odb-preceo/.

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