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Executive Director Seraphim Danckaert Announces His Resignation


PITSSBURGH, PA, JULY 2019 — FOCUS North America announces the resignation of Seraphim Danckaert, who has served as Executive Director since June of 2017, and the appointment of Kenneth Kidd as the interim Executive Director.  Mr. Kidd has served as the Development Director for FOCUS North America for the last two years.  Brian Bullard, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated, “Kenny has a diverse background of leadership roles in non-profit organizations and is well suited to guide FOCUS during this interim period.”

Dr. Danckaert has served for two years as the Executive Director of FOCUS.  He will be moving on to serve as Headmaster at St. Peter’s Classical School in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Bullard, stated, “Seraphim has made significant contributions to FOCUS over the past two years and positioned the organization for continued growth and success into the future.”  He further said, “We are grateful to the many contributions he has made to FOCUS and those we serve during his tenure.  We wish him and his family our best as they start a new chapter in their life.”

The Board of Directors has formed a search committee to find the next Executive Director. If you are interested in nominating a candidate or would like to be considered as a candidate, please forward the candidate’s name and resume to the attention of the Board’s Search Committee at board JavaScript required to view address.

FOCUS North America is celebrating 10 years as a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 50 cities in the United States.

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