THE ACORN CHRISTIAN HEALING FOUNDATION in Bordon has announced the appointment of a new Director.
The charity, which aims to bring the love of Jesus Christ to a broken world through listening, healing and reconciliation, chose Wes Sutton, who is currently completing a Masters Degree in Pastoral Ministry, to be the successor of Russ Parker as the Director of Acorn this autumn.
"Such a privilege"
Wes said: â€œIt is such a privilege to be up taking up the role of Director at Acorn which Russ has so successfully held for the past 18 years.
â€œIt is my joy to be able to take on what he has invested so much of his life in, and journey with the team into the next phase of Acornâ€™s ministry.
â€œJesus Himself is the great listener, reconciler and healer, and today through the church His ministry continues as we share Godâ€™s passion for making people whole.â€
Wes spent 19 years as a Church Pastor before working with the Oasis Trust and latterly as a consultant in church leadership and management. He is Chair of Governors of an Academy School and is deeply committed to the ministry of bringing healing both to the whole person and to communities.
Russ meanwhile, continues his time as Acornâ€™s Director until the end of December this year, and will then act as Acornâ€™s International Ambassador and establish the teams to deliver Acornâ€™s new 'Healing Wounded Churches' programme.
Simon Strachan, Chair of Acornâ€™s Trustees said: â€œWe have been so very greatly encouraged by the wave of prayer that has surrounded the selection of a new Director.
â€œWe thank God for guiding and directing us in this appointment and giving us a united conviction that, just as he has blessed us through Russ's leadership, so he will continue with Wes at the helm.â€