There has been a major change at Brenham’s Faith Mission. Faith Mission Board Chair Ricky Dickson announced Friday that the Rev. Randy Wells is now the executive director and long-time Director J.D. Young is now the CEO of the Mission.
Wells is taking on many of the day to day responsibilities that Young has done for the past ten years. Wells, the assistant pastor of St. John’s African-Methodist Episcopal Church in Brenham, came from New Orleans to Brenham nine years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck his hometown. He immediately became very active in the Mission providing assistance in the creation of the Cannery Kitchen as a food service training program and as a restaurant.
This change will enable Young to focus more on leadership, strategic vision, core values and development. Young says the past ten years have been gratifying but the change was needed.
Chairman Dickson says that it is the ‘mission’s philosophy that each member continue to be personally involved in the lives of the clients that they are seeking to serve.
Faith Mission has been serving Brenham and Washington County for thirty years, beginning as a shelter for the homeless, then moving on to providing clothing and food. Now they provide jobs training, financial training, and education assistance. The organization has also become sought after as a field intern training center for universities such as Texas A&M and Prairie View.