FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 3, 2018
Dear Faith in Texas Family,
Due to strategic differences, the Faith in Texas Board of Directors has moved to transition its co-directors, Dr. Lydia Bean and Rev. Edwin Robinson, out of the organization and pursue new leadership.
We sincerely thank Dr. Bean and Rev. Robinson for their commitment to service and justice during their respective tenures with Faith in Texas and wish them well in their future endeavors.
We will soon begin a comprehensive strategic organizational review and national search for a new executive director. In the meantime, the board has appointed Akilah S. Wallace as interim executive director. Akilah previously served as the Faith in Texas development director and we have the utmost confidence in her ability to keep the organization moving forward during this critical time.
During this transition, the Faith in Texas board, staff, clergy leaders, and national partners are increasingly committed to the organization’s success, and remain acutely focused on the work to achieve our vision of just, equitable, inclusive and faithful communities. We optimistically look forward to this new beginning for the organization, ripe with fresh strategies, clearer focus, renewed energy and rejuvenated faith.
We understand that you may have questions; please do not hesitate to reach out with any concerns. Email Board President Gordon Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any media inquiries to Lola Vinson, the Faith in Texas communications director, at email@example.com.
Thank you for your commitment to justice and your continued support of Faith in Texas.
The Faith in Texas Board of Directors