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World Relief Announces Myal Greene As New Head Amid ‘The Most Significant Crisis of Our Lives’

Steve Moore, chair of World Relief’s board of directors, said in the written statement that Greene emerged as the “clear choice” to lead the organization as it faces those crises.

Arbeiter and Breene told Religion News Service earlier this year the time felt right for younger, more diverse leadership at World Relief after seeing the organization — one of nine agencies contracted by the government to resettle refugees in the United States — through a tumultuous period in the U.S. refugee resettlement program.

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The two leaders expressed their “full and enthusiastic support” for their successor in a joint statement.

“It has been our privilege to witness Myal’s growth as a leader over the past five years,” they said.

“He has substantially increased the depth, breadth and impact of our international work while simultaneously growing in his understanding and commitment to our U.S.-based work among refugee and immigrant populations. Myal has a unique set of gifts, passions and experiences that make him an outstanding choice to lead World Relief into the future.”

This article originally appeared on ReligionNews.com.