Lisa Simon, Director of Marketing and Communications
Tucker, January 16, 2018 – The United Methodist Children’s Home (UMCH) welcomes Joshua Harrelson as Vice President of Advancement.
As Vice President of Advancement Joshua will provide strategic leadership for all aspects of The Children’s Home development, fundraising and marketing initiatives that are aligned with the vision, mission and goals of the ministry.
Joshua brings several years of advancement experience, marketing strategy and fundraising success to The Children’s Home. He previously held advancement, marketing and strategic partnership positions at Point University, North American Mission Board and Atlanta Mission.
During his tenure at Point University, alumni giving doubled, year over year revenue grew by 33 percent and the donor acquisition rate grew over 10 percent. He also led the development of a new brand strategy at North American Mission Board.
An ordained minister, Joshua comes to The Children’s Home eager to engage in care, as Christ cares, with children and families who come from challenging situations and to be their advocate.
Joshua, a graduate of the University of Colorado and outdoor enthusiast, lives on a farm with his wife, Pattie, and their three children.
The United Methodist Children’s Home is also pleased to announce the appointment of longtime board member, Paul Rozeman, as board chair and the election of three new board members – Tom Elliott, Zoe Hicks and Alice Rogers.
The United Methodist Children’s Home was established in 1871 in Norcross, GA, to care for children orphaned during the Civil War, and has evolved to serve children and families in a ‘continuum of care’ model. It envisions a world where ‘all children are raised in a loving, compassionate and nurturing home.’ And it works every day toward its mission ‘to restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.’ Since 1973, UMCH has cared for over 6,000 children in safe and loving foster care homes; it provides safe housing for at-risk young adults and prepares them to make positive life decisions and become productive, independent citizens; and it strengthens and preserves at-risk families through safe housing and support services. Today, UMCH serves over 240 children and adults a day in 40 counties across North Georgia, and it delivered over 56,000 days of care in 2016. For more information visit www.umchildrenshome.org.