Dan McFadden has resigned as director of Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) effective Nov. 2. He began his work with the Church of the Brethren on Dec. 1, 1995. He has worked out of the Church of the Brethren General Offices in Elgin, Ill., for more than 22 years.
Through his leadership, the BVS program has navigated ongoing changes in the church, society, and culture that affect how young adults and adults serve. The recent move of the Workcamp Ministry to BVS in 2011 gave him leadership of the short- and long-term volunteer programs of the denomination.
During McFadden’s tenure, he has spent countless hours coaching, counseling, and supporting more than 1,200 BVS volunteers as they served in communities across the United States and in many other countries around the world. By the time he ends his service with BVS, he will have supervised the BVS orientation units ranging from Unit 220, which held orientation in the winter of 1996, through Unit 321, which will hold orientation this fall.
His future plans include returning to the social work field by joining a private counseling practice.
For more about Brethren Volunteer Service, go to www.brethren.org/bvs .