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January 7, 2022

‍For The Children Announces Leadership Transition

For The Children Announces Leadership Transition

For The Children

January 7, 2022

President and CEO Paul Martin to step-down — to pursue new leadership opportunity

Santa Ana, CA – For The Children announced today that Paul Martin will be stepping down from his position this month as President and CEO to pursue a new opportunity.

 To the For The Children community Paul shared:

 “Serving in this role has been the honor of a lifetime. Alongside devoted staff and board members, thousands of FTC volunteers around the country and world, and countless churches, partners, and donors, it will be difficult to say goodbye. But I know that I have fulfilled my part in their incredible journey. While I will remain a staunch supporter of the FTC mission and leadership, I’m increasingly feeling called to use my voice as a human (child)rights advocate. I know For The Children’s future is bright.”

 “We are appreciative of Paul’s visionary leadership, and I look forward to working with him on a transition over the next few months. We are confident that our dynamic team of staff and volunteers are well-positioned to continue creating lasting change in the lives of children, families, and society.” said Gunnar Gustafson, chair of the board.

 The board will begin a national search, which will launch in February. Individuals interested in learning more about the position as potential applicants should email the FTC Board at

 About For The Children

For more than 30 years, For The Children has been a trusted leader in the fight against family-induced childhood trauma. Their network of more than 20,000 vetted volunteers serves children that have been neglected, abused and abandoned through community advocacy, summer camps and year-long mentoring programs. With more than 220 local chapters nationwide and a standard-setting church partnership model, For The Children is uniquely equipped to transform communities and eradicate family-induced childhood trauma in our time.

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Emily Ferrell
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