A Message from Leilani Boulware, Chair of The Board of Directors:
Announcement of Founders’ Resignations
With a mix of sadness and excitement, the Board of Directors announces the resignation of PCN founders Alan and Michelle Murdock. The Murdocks are resigning to start a new ministry in Cape Town, South Africa. Their resignations are effective September 1, 2021.
Although we are sad that the Murdocks are leaving PCN, we are also excited about God’s new calling on their lives. Alan and Michelle have had a missional heart for South Africa for nearly 20 years and have known that they would eventually serve there. That clear calling came earlier this year, and they believe that now is the time to serve in God’s work in South Africa. The Murdocks will bring the themes developed in the work of PCN into this new journey, as they work with non-profits in South Africa to create and build sustainable “Helping without Hurting” models of ministry.
Since Alan and Michelle founded PCN over seven years ago, the lives of thousands of people living in hardship and without hope have been impacted by the work of PCN. The Murdocks leave behind an eternal legacy as the Founders of PCN, and we thank them for their years of dedicated service to growing PCN’s work of helping those in material poverty move into lives of long-term hope and stability.
“We are confident in the PCN team and their vision to sustain the ministry,” said Alan. “We are excited to see how God uses both ministries for His glorification and to build up our communities both here and in South Africa in obedience and as ministries of mercy.”
The Board of Directors is also pleased to announce that it has selected Zach Bevill to serve in the role of Interim Executive Director. Zach currently serves as the Operations and Program Director for PCN. He has been instrumental in the design of organizational strategy, the growth and constancy of programming, and the continued focus on the “Helping without Hurting” mission model. We are delighted and extremely grateful to have Zach serving as Interim Executive Director while the Board conducts the search to identify a new Executive Director for PCN.
This is a pivotal moment in the life of PCN. Recently, PCN has expanded to serve three strategic locations in Nashville: Madison, Woodbine, and North Nashville. With our Founders departing to new mission endeavors, we now turn to the future that God has in store for the PCN ministry. We are confident that the excellent work that was started seven years ago will continue to grow and flourish because of the dedicated work of the staff, the volunteers, and the vital support of our donors and church partnerships. The Board and staff are committed to following God’s lead in moving the mission and vision of PCN forward as we deepen our promise to provide life-changing services to those in poverty in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. If you have any questions during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at: 615.440.9396.
Chair of the Board
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