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New President/CEO of Christian City Announced

Photo: Pictured at the Town Hall Meeting (from left) Michael Johnston, Chairman of the Christian City Board of Trustees, welcomes the new President/CEO, Len Romano, along with retiring President/CEO, Robert Crutchfield.

Union City – The Board of Trustees of Christian City, Inc. has announced the appointment of a new President/CEO, Len Romano, to begin service on December 1. Robert Crutchfield is retiring after serving as President/CEO of Christian City for more than 22 years.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Michael Johnston, introduced Mr. Romano to the residents of Christian City at a Sept. 30 town hall meeting held on the campus. Mr. Johnston thanked Bob Crutchfield for his service as CEO. “We are blessed to have had Bob’s dedicated servant leadership for more than two decades,” said Johnston. “He certainly lives out the Christian City motto of ‘loving people… loving people’ in a welcoming community of faith.”

Mr. Romano has been the President/CEO of YMCA of Greater Omaha since 2011. His 38-year career with YMCA began in his hometown of Washington, DC, when he joined the program staff while working his way through college. He advanced within the YMCA organization serving as CEO in Connecticut and Denver prior to taking the helm in Omaha. Mr. Romano and his wife, Jana, have been married for 25 years and have two adult sons.

The Board of Trustees search committee selected Mr. Romano from among hundreds of nationwide applicants for the CEO post. “Len is uniquely qualified to assume the responsibilities of the complex and multi-disciplinary functions of Christian City in that he has great experience as well as an MBA in business and marketing and a Master’s of Divinity degree,” said Johnston.

During the town hall meeting, Mr. Crutchfield expressed his gratitude to the residents and staff of Christian City. “While I deeply regret that I will not have more time to serve with you, I am grateful that the Lord has brought a well-qualified leader to serve Christian City. God has served us faithfully for 50 years, and we know He will continue to do so,” Crutchfield said.

Christian City is a conglomerate of 501(c)3 non-profit corporations located near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Since 1965, Christian City has offered life services and a safe haven for children in crisis, aged 5-17, the majority of which come to The Children’s Village as victims of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Christian City offers them a welcoming home environment, loving house parents, and an opportunity to heal and grow.

The 500-acre Christian City campus is also home to a full continuum of care for senior adults including multiple independent housing options, assisted living, a nursing and rehab center, Alzheimer’s/dementia-care unit, and home health care services. Nearly 1,000 residents live on the campus today. For more information, visit www.christiancity.org, or call 770-703-2636.