"To Everything There is a Season…"
An Important Message from the Board of Directors
After nearly 25 years of faithful service in ministry, the Nashville Rescue Mission bids a fond farewell to Reverend Don Worrell as he retires.
Don served as the Mission’s President and CEO for the last four years, and prior to that served in various roles throughout the Mission, including that of Vice President and Director of Programs. Don has dedicated his life to helping the homeless. During the course of his tenure, he helped oversee the Mission’s move from the former location on 8th Avenue to the current location on Lafayette Street. He also oversaw a Capital Campaign in 2009 that raised money to expand and remodel the women’s campus—meeting a huge need for additional services for homeless women and their children in the Middle Tennessee area.
It is hard to imagine the Mission without Don here on a daily basis, but we know that while Don might “retire” as CEO, he will never retire from serving the Lord. I have no doubt God has more great opportunities in store for Don as he begins a new chapter in his life.
“…a time for every purpose under heaven.” –Ecclesiastes 3:1 NKJV
While Don has left us with some mighty big shoes to fill, after an extensive search and interview process the Mission’s Board of Directors invited Glenn Cranfield from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to fill the position of President and CEO. Glenn comes to us with 10 years of experience as the former President and CEO of the City Rescue Mission in Oklahoma City, and has over 20 years of experience in ministry.
Glenn has a real heart for helping the homeless. Under his leadership the City Rescue Mission went from providing the basics—food, clothing and shelter—to adding a dental clinic, medical services, job placement help, drug addiction and mental health counseling services.
One thing that Don, Glenn and the rest of us share is a passion for helping the homeless, hungry and hurting, while presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hundreds of men, women and children the Mission serves daily.
Please join me as we offer a heartfelt thanks to Don for a job well done, and we welcome Glenn. I know together we can continue to build upon the ministry the Nashville Rescue Mission has been home to since 1954.
Thank you so much for your faithful support. With your help, lives are being changed.
Nashville Rescue Mission
Chairman of the Board