FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2013
JAMES WIND TO CONCLUDE SERVICE AS ALBAN’S PRESIDENT
Today, Mr. Case Hoogendoorn, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Alban Institute, announced that the Rev. Dr. James P. Wind has informed the Board that he wishes to conclude his service as Alban’s President on January 2, 2014. Dr. Wind has served as president since 1995.
On behalf of the Board, Mr. Hoogendoorn praised Dr. Wind’s leadership at Alban. “Jim’s work at Alban has included creating and implementing ground-breaking thought leadership in support of American religious congregations. We are immensely grateful for his commitment and contribution in leading Alban.”
Under Dr. Wind’s leadership, Alban has pioneered initiatives and programs for leadership in congregations and faith communities throughout the United States. These program efforts have been built around the business practices of consulting, education, and publishing.
Among Alban’s largest projects in Wind’s tenure are the creation of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations and the online Congregational Resource Guide, both funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. These projects have helped strengthen the ministries of thousands of congregations in Indiana and across the country. In addition, Alban has mounted many other research projects that culminated in special reports like The Leadership Situation Facing American Congregations (2001) and Becoming a Pastor: Reflections on the Transition into Ministry (2008).
Dr. Wind responded at the announcement, “It has been a privilege and a joy for me to serve not only Alban but all those congregations we have touched with our work during the past years. I am excited for Alban as it moves forward in strength to support America’s faith communities in the coming years. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to pursue some personal research and writing projects in the years ahead.”
In the coming months the Alban Board will undertake a nationwide search to identify and select its new president.
The Alban Institute, founded in 1974, provides thought leadership and expertise to faith communities to help them achieve their mission. Alban provides trusted practical advice and facilitation through consultants, educational events, and publications. More information is available at www.alban.org.
Contact: Donald H. Cady, firstname.lastname@example.org, (202) 412-8133
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The Alban Institute is an independent center of learning and leadership development with a focus on congregations. Located in greater Washington, D.C., Alban is a not-for-profit, membership organization that develops and shares knowledge through consulting, publishing, research, and education programs.