Bethany Children’s Home welcomes Kevin Snyder as our new Chief Executive Officer. Kevin began his position October 28, 2013. We are all grateful for the experience and expertise Kevin brings to our organization; and we are excited to have him as part of the Bethany Family.
A true family man, Kevin has been married 40 years, has three children and six grandchildren. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys big game hunting across North America. Kevin started hunting as a child with his father and he shares this passion with his grandchildren today.
Kevin’s activity in the community goes back to 30 years ago when he started the Little League Program in Womelsdorf. In 1994 Kevin received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Marine Corps in honor of the millions of dollars he raised for the Toys for Tots Program. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society honored Kevin with the Hall of Fame award for all of his contributions and money raised in excess of one million dollars.
Nearly seven years ago Kevin came to Bethany as a volunteer through his involvement with Kiwanis Club. He and his wife, Cindy, made cookies with the youth at Brobst Cottage and they both fell in love with the cottage, the campus, and the organization. He and his family have been giving to BCH since.
Kevin retired at 53 after a very successful business career with Redner’s Markets. The company had two stores when Kevin started with Redner’s, and 53 when he retired. He oversaw a staff of 5.000 employees. During his time with Redner’s the company was able to purchase with cash two stores a year; when he retired the company was debt free and self-insured.
Kevin believes God has a plan for us all and it was in His plan to bring Kevin here as a volunteer in preparation for a career as CEO of Bethany Children’s Home. Because of this belief Kevin agreed to come out of retirement and accept the position offered from Bethany’s Board of Directors.
As CEO, Kevin plans to continue Bethany’s relationship with the United Church of Christ while also reaching out to churches from all denominations. Kevin intends to reach out to big businesses for support. With the Development Department Kevin plans to reach out to previous donors to regain their support. He also supports plans for a Motorcycle run and Walkathon to raise money. Kevin has already found Host Families to provide resources for the cottages on campus. He has reached out to local schools for support and to kindle those relationships.
Kevin has an open door policy and wants all staff in all positions at Bethany Children’s Home to know they are important to the team. He is excited about the dedication and talent of our staff. “Faith, family, and friends are the most important things in my life. I consider Bethany to be part of my family and I’m excited and happy to be here,” says Kevin.
News & EventsThanks to Many Bethany Children’s Home would like to thank Jon Henning, Gary Neider, David Gallick, and John Reis for their many years of dedicated service to this organization and our mission. Jon and Gary recently retired from their respective positions as Chief Relations Officer and Chief Program Officer. David and John provided counseling services through Bethany Counseling Ministry to families, youth and individuals throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Although BCM recently closed, David and John will continue to provide services to churches, pastors, and others seeking counseling.Click here to read more
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1863 Bethany Road Womelsdorf, PA 19567