Outreach important update
For all of you who faithfully support Outreach with your prayers, your time, and your resources, I wanted to provide an important update about the ministry. Some of you may know that Jason Chenoweth, our CEO, has been battling cancer now for more than a year. He has continued to serve and lead Outreach through his treatments, but has come to the point where all of his energy needs to be on that battle. When we hired Jason about three years ago, it was obvious that we were getting an administratively gifted former pastor who had a heart for youth and a desire to lead well. God very clearly used Jason to lead Outreach in what turned out to be a very difficult time, through the many uncertainties of the pandemic. In spite of these difficulties, Jason has increased our community partnerships and the organizations we work alongside in our city to serve homeless youth and young adults. Over the last three years he also helped to grow the number of those who support Outreach, both as volunteers and as donors. We can’t thank Jason enough for the love he has shown to our staff, the board, and most of all the youth that we serve. Please join us in praying continually for Jason and his family and in thanking him for being a good and faithful servant.
We are now beginning the search process for the next CEO of Outreach and are confident that God will lead us to the right person, just as He did with Jason. If you or anyone you know might be a good fit, please feel free to contact me, or respond to this email. Our hope is to have someone in place sometime in the first quarter of 2022. During our search, Tim Dooley will serve as our Interim CEO. Tim served in this capacity three years ago for several months and has remained a part of Outreach, as its part-time Chief Financial Officer, during Jason’s tenure. We are thankful for God’s provision to have Tim available and willing to once again help in this way.
Our God has been faithful to provide for Outreach for 25 years and we are confident in His faithfulness during this next season. As a reminder, our 25-year celebration is coming up on Wednesday, November 3rd at 7:00PM at Newfields. The event is FREE and you can register here. We would love to see you and celebrate 25 years of serving the homeless youth and young adults in Indianapolis!
Outreach Board Chair