WACO, Texas (KWTX) Tim Brown, the president and CEO of Waco’s Methodist Children’s Home, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire effective June 30.
Brown, who has headed the Waco-based childcare organization since 2010 and has served the organization in a variety of roles over the past 36 years, said the time is right.
“After much thought, prayer and discussion with my family and the Board of Directors in recent months, I have decided that the time is right to retire,” Brown said. “I share this news with a grateful heart, a sense of peace and the satisfaction of seeing so many young lives change for the better, families reunite, and staff members serve, flourish and grow professionally and personally,” he said.
He announced his plans to the staff last Friday.
The home’s board of directors has launched a nationwide search for a new leader for the organization, which serves more than 5,000 people annually through residential programs for children from 11 to 18 on the Waco campus and Methodist Children’s Home Boys Ranch and through transitional living programs for program alumni ages 18 to 26.
The organization also provides in-home services through 13 Family Outreach Offices across Texas and New Mexico.
Board member Bill Bingham, an Austin lawyer, will lead the search committee, Board Chairman Hank Coleman said.
Coleman expressed appreciation for Brown’s leadership over the past nine years.
“There is no denying the many accomplishments that have occurred under the leadership of Tim Brown,” Coleman said.
“The Board of Directors marvels at how far this ministry has advanced during his tenure. His experience, expertise and advocacy for young people are amazing gifts he has given MCH for more than three decades.”