A season of recruitment

By: Cindy Scheublein, SNF Administrator/Interim Executive Director

Frequently, people ask how I am doing as the Interim Executive Director. My usual reply is, “I have peace. God’s grace is sufficient. The staff knows what to do and they do it well. It is a team effort. And I appreciate your prayers.”

As we enter the season of spring and warmer weather, we enter a season of recruitment for a new Executive Director. Members of this committee include the following: Dale De Bie, chairman, Hans Bosma, Buz De Vries (Foundation president), Dirk Hoek, Marv Van Groningen, Adam Hutchins and Cindy Scheublein.

The Search Committee met in March and decided to first conduct an Organizational Assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to identify campus issues and priorities. In doing so, the committee will be better prepared to identify the ideal candidate. A list of questions for the Organizational Assessment was given to the Board of Directors, Foundation Board members, Foundation donors, residents and staff. The committee will review the results from the assessment and continue to work through the stages of recruitment.

During this spring season, I look forward to witnessing the earth coming to life with trees budding, flowers blooming and gardens growing. I so appreciate the opportunity to purchase fresh fruit once again at the roadside stand. I don’t want to rush through this spring season and miss a blessing. Likewise, during this season of recruitment, let’s prayerfully seek God for His direction and blessings on our efforts.

In closing, a scripture to reflect upon as we celebrate Easter Sunday, Philippians 2:8-11 “And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death-even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Amen!