Douglas Resigns from Staff of ABC

Scott Douglas has resigned as director of Older Adult Ministries of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC), effective June 2006. He joined ABC in 1998 as director of resources.

During his eight years with ABC, Douglas has served as the organization’s conference coordinator, planning and overseeing five National Older Adult Conferences (NOAC), four Caring Ministries Assemblies, and three regional deacon ministry training events. During his tenure, Douglas served as program staff for several ABC ministries including Denominational Deacon Ministry, Family Life Ministry, Lafiya: A Whole-Person Health Ministry, and the Older Adult Ministry. For the last two years, Douglas’ assignment has been as staff for the Older Adult Ministry. He has worked with volunteer members of the Older Adult Ministry Cabinet to raise awareness about the need for an intentional ministry by, for, and with older adults within the Church of the Brethren.

“Scott has been instrumental in sharing with the wider church an understanding of what the caring ministries mean for the denomination today and a theology that supports God’s promise and hope for abundant life for all people,” said Kathy Reid, executive director for ABC.

Douglas plans to complete a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois, in order to pursue a career in clinical social work as a counseling therapist.

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