SOY’s Executive Director Bernie Van Roekel has announced his retirement effective Sept. 30, 2011. Following his retirement as the principal of Waukee High School, Bernie was hired as SOY’s third Executive Director and has led SOY well during his tenure and will be greatly missed. The SOY Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, along with the numerous community partners of SOY are all grateful for Bernie and his servant-hearted dedication and leadership of SOY, through which hundreds of Christian volunteers have been equipped to serve Central Iowa’s at risk young people where God’s hope and healing has been shared and nurtured.
The SOY Board is preparing for the formal search of a new Executive Director in the weeks ahead. If you have an interest in applying or know someone who might be a good fit as SOY’s next Executive Director, learn more by reading the Executive Director Position Summary & Job Description. If you would like to contact the SOY Board president, Rev. Jim Koopman, you can do so via email@example.com or 515 321-4111.
A celebration in Bernie’s honor is being planned for some time in mid-September.