Sixty Feet has been continually blessed with high quality men and women who love God and desire to serve him in extraordinary ways. When we began searching for a new Operations Director to take the place of our good friends, the Ferrells, we knew God would bring the right person at the right time. So we are pleased to let you know that once again God has provided for our needs by sending us John and Debbie Houchens.
John brings more than 20 years of non-profit leadership to the position of Operations Director. Most recently, as Senior Vice President for International Operations for Walk Thru the Bible, John led a team of 12 international partners responsible for recruitment and training of live event instructors and distribution of Walk Thru the Bible resources in more than 100 countries worldwide. Experience in program and marketing, in both domestic and international contexts, made him a great choice for Sixty Feet.
“This role is a great fit for me. Working in a developing world context requires you to be a great listener, nimble, flexible, and most of all clear about your calling. My 25 years in non-profit environments have prepared me for this specific opportunity. Debbie and I are thrilled to be a part of the Sixty Feet team!”
Sixty Feet has grown by 400% over the past four years. John will be tasked with putting processes and systems in place to allow the organization to continue to expand and meet the physical and spiritual needs of thousands of more children in Africa.
John will spend several months in Atlanta working closely with our board, getting familiar with our state-side processes, and meeting as many of you, our faithful supporters, as possible. He and Debbie will move to Kampala early 2015 and overlap several months with the Owens Family in order to transition in-country duties as smoothly as possible.
Please pray for John and Debbie during this period of transition and as they begin preparing for this new direction from God.