MUSTARD SEED ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SUCCESSION PLAN
Board of Trustees for The Mustard Seed announced today its Executive Director
Succession Plan, in which Forrest "Bud" Bratley will retire as
Executive Director on October 1, 2015, and will be succeeded by Del Harrington,
the current Director of Community Relations for The Mustard Seed.
Bratley has served in numerous capacities during his nearly three decades of
involvement with The Mustard Seed, including as a Board Member, a parent of a
Seedster, a volunteer, Interim Executive Director and as Executive Director
since 2012. He has helped move mountains
at The Mustard Seed, and under his leadership The Mustard Seed has experienced
growth of its Day Program, an increase in community partnerships and expansion
of its Flowood campus, including construction of a new women's home and a
workshop. Bud will continue to serve on
the staff of The Mustard Seed as Project Consultant until the end of 2015.
has been an invaluable asset to The Mustard Seed for over twenty-seven
years," stated Paul Rogers, President of the Board. "His devotion to and passion for the
ministry here has truly been inspirational to the staff and volunteers, as well
as the families we work with daily.
Though he will be stepping out of the lead role, he'll always remain an
integral member of The Mustard Seed family.
At the same time, we are excited about our future with Del leading the
am thrilled about the new opportunities and look forward to serving The Mustard
Seed in this capacity. Our Seedsters are
amazing people with big talents, and it is truly an honor to work with them and
the entire staff of The Mustard Seed," says Harrington. "I look forward to continuing to work
with all of our supporters as we progress in our ministry."
The Mustard Seed moves forward in coming years, the organization is committed
to continue to enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities. By providing a loving, Christian environment,
The Mustard Seed's ministry serves as a place for these special adults to meet
and to expand their spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual needs.