Exciting Leadership Transition!
Seth Thomas and his wife, Dana, have served Niños de Mexico for the last 10 years. They came to us right out of Ozark Christian College in August 2002. Since then they have unselfishly served in many capacities. Their work has ranged from relief house parents and teachers to mentors of our staff and children. They have served our Short-Term Mission groups and traveled to many churches sharing about the work. Five years ago, in July 2007, Seth accepted the challenge of serving as our Executive Director. He has served diligently, always looking for God’s guidance in the challenges being faced.
God is guiding Seth in a new direction, and he has accepted the call to serve as Family Life Minister with Northeast Christian Church in Grand Junction, CO. Seth, Dana and their three children, Jacob, Emily, and Elizabeth will be moving the first part of June. We will greatly miss Seth and his leadership. We are confident that God has prepared Seth for the ministry before him and placed within his heart the passion to serve the Church.
We are excited to announce that Steve Ross has accepted the call by the board of Directors to lead Niños de Mexico as its NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR. He will officially start on June 4, 2012. Steve and his wife, Janet, served Niños de Mexico on-site for 11 1/2 years. While in Mexico they worked as both house parents and Field Director. Since returning to the States in 2002, Steve has served the First Christian Church of Florissant, Missouri as Associate Minister of Administration. FCCF is a St. Louis area church with average weekly attendance of over 1200. Through the years, Steve and Janet have remained zealous for the ministry and children of Niños. They have visited yearly to stay connected with staff, children, and friends. The Ross’ reputation in the Christian Church circle of influence is highly valued. In 2011 they spent three months of their summer leading some of our Short-Term Mission trips and mentoring the staff and children.
Please be in prayer for the Thomas family, the Ross family, and the staff & children of Niños de Mexico during this time of transition. Feel free to contact us with any questions or words of encouragement for the Thomas and/or Ross families.