World Servants Appoints Pattie Juarez as Interim Executive Director

On April 9 2011, the Board of Directors of World Servants’ accepted the resignation of Executive Director and President Eric Grindeland. Jake Barker, Director of the Board, said, "The organization is in a better place having had Eric as a part of the team. Pattie Juarez will serve as Interim Executive Director of World Servants, Inc. in the coming months, as the search for a new Executive Director continues."

For 11 years, Ms. Juarez has been an integral part of the World Servants’ team, having joined the organization in June of 2000. As Director of Operations and Area Director of Mexico over the last several years, she says, "World Servants offers me a wonderful opportunity to experience first-hand how God works within the lives of Christians as they make heartfelt commitments to help others." Prior to coming to World Servants, she worked with World Vision US for more than a decade mobilizing the church to meet the needs of people within the United States.

Ms. Juarez has passion for the life-transforming work of World Servants and looks forward to the coming months, "I will work closely with the staff to identify opportunities that will allow all of us to share our mission and seek partnership s, which will financially support the work God has called us to do."