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New Executive Director

From Larry DeVilbiss:

On Nov. 19, our Board of Directors voted unanimously to appoint Dr. John “Skip” Garmo as our Executive Director. Starting on Dec. 1, he has agreed to serve for what may be 6-12 months, while the Board seeks God’s choice for a long-term person in that role. Below Skip introduces himself and his wife Jan.

From Dr. Skip Garmo:

It is a true privilege for me to join this GRN USA team! In recent days, I have spent significant time meeting with board members and staff, sometimes in various groups and other times one-on-one. I’ve walked away from those interactions with a distinct awareness of their love for God, their loyalty to Him, and their commitment to His work through the worthy ministry of Global Recordings Network. It will be an honor to work alongside these friends, and I deeply appreciate their warm welcome of Jan and me.

The other side of the coin is that it is also a real responsibility to serve this very special team as Executive Director. Virtually all nonprofit ministries are in somewhat of a recovery mode following a global pandemic that has at times threatened to decimate programs, funding, and personnel. GRN is not exempt from such effects; but by God’s gracious provision of vision, wisdom, people, programs, and resources, we will move forward together in our mission for His honor and His pleasure.

Jan, my bride of 54 years, is my priceless partner in life and ministry — which now includes GRN! A builder of relationships and a person of prayer, she has shared her giftedness and educational experience alongside me throughout our years together in a variety of countries such as Bolivia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, and Romania. She is cherished not only by me, but by our three adult  children and seven grandkids.

Will you please join us through prayer as we invest ourselves in this worthy GRN family and ministry?  In all our doing, may Jesus Christ be praised!


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