SAN BENITO — According to Wayne Lowry, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Sunny Glen Children’s Home, Chase Palmer has been selected to serve as the 15th Executive Director effective Feb. 8. Jay Williams, who dedicated 19 years to the Home in that role, will continue providing guidance as Director Emeritus.
Said Palmer, “My goal is that Sunny Glen continues to be a place of hope and refuge for children and families of the Rio Grande Valley. Each child is a gift from God. We desire to meet each one’s physical, emotional, and, most important, spiritual needs, holistically. This approach begins by helping them to grow in their knowledge of God through His Word and by letting them experience the love of Christ in the care that we provide.”
Lowry points out that Palmer brings a well-rounded background of experience to the challenges of running a Christian children’s home: “We are excited for you all to meet him!”
According to Lowry, Palmer’s 14 years of experience leading evangelistic outreach and teaching for the Church of Christ in Gallatin have served him well. He also worked for eight years at the Rusk State Hospital before coming to Sunny Glen. His experience there gave him the specific skills to work effectively with children in need.
In addition, Palmer’s leadership ability became evident when he was elected mayor of Gallatin at age 28. He served six years as mayor and efficiently managed a small town of 400 residents on a very limited budget.
Sunny Glen Children’s Home was established in 1936 to provide a safe and loving environment that emphasizes Christian values and the American work ethic for the children in its care. The specially qualified individuals on staff are committed to nurturing the children’s total well-being. The Home provides long-term residential care, a variety of counseling services and supervised development programs while pursuing the goal of family reunification when possible.
Tim Ousley, former board president and current board member, led the committee’s nationwide search. For more information, see the website at sunnyglen.org. Donate by credit card at 956-399-5356 or by a check mailed to Sunny Glen Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1373, San Benito, TX 78586.