GEMS Leadership Update from Board President

The Executive Director search committee and the entire Board of Directors have been busy these last few months searching for the next leader of GEMS Girls’ Clubs. We know many of you have joined us in praying for God’s direction—thank you! We believe He’s answered those prayers and are excited to fill you in!

The exciting update we want to share is we have hired our next Executive Director! Her name is Wendy Hammond and she has spent her entire career in the Christian nonprofit sector—inspired by Micah 6:8, the life verse she adopted when she attended GEMS. Wendy has extensive experience in fundraising, strategic planning, and leadership and has held positions such as Director of Church and Community Engagement, Vice President of Ministry Partnerships & Advancement, and Executive Director. She has a master’s degree in public administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management. Her official start date at GEMS is May 20.

If you’d like to learn more about our new ED, we invite you to tune into the Global GEMS Week Virtual Program on Monday, June 3. You can officially meet Wendy virtually as she shares more about herself, her background, as well as her hopes and dreams for GEMS. Mark your calendars now!

In the meantime, we are grateful to Cindy for her continued support and dedication to GEMS, and to the wonderful GEMS staff for their hard work during this transitional period.

With thanksgiving,

Grace Moes
President, GEMS Global Board of Directors

P.S. Tune into the Global GEMS Week Virtual Program on Monday, June 3, to meet our new Executive Director, Wendy Hammond.