By Karen Strong, Chair, Board of Directors
Some news is just too stupendous to keep quiet! So we’re blessed to make a wonderful announcement.
After a thorough search, the Board of Directors has selected Dale Pyne as our new Chief Executive Officer.
The Board specifically looked for a seasoned, mission-focused, strategic and results-oriented, Christian executive leader. We also sought someone with the skills, personality and sensitivity to maximize the gifts of Peacemaker’s talented team. In Dale, we found all these things undergirded by a mature faith and a passion for peacemaking.
It takes a very special kind of leader to come after a founder, especially one as respected and well-known as Ken Sande. We believe Dale is just the right person to build on the solid foundation that Ken laid, and lead Peacemaker Ministries into its next era. Ken recently shared this about Dale:
“I am grateful that God has called a man of this caliber to lead the Peacemaker team. Dale has impressive gifts and experience, but most importantly, he has a deep love for Jesus and a passion for relying on the gospel to reconcile people and transform relationships. There is no question in my mind that God has called Dale to lead Peacemaker Ministries forward into a new season of vital and fruitful kingdom work.”
What specifically does Dale bring to Peacemaker Ministries?
He’s a seasoned peacemaker. Dale brings with him rich experience—he is a Certified Christian Conciliator who has done coaching, mediation and arbitration professionally in both Christian and secular settings for years. His reputation and effectiveness as a mediator led to his appointment by the Idaho Supreme Court for family mediations and child custody disputes. In addition, Dale has coached and mentored pastors and Christian leaders in building a culture of peace.
Dale serves in this way because the gospel is deeply rooted in his heart.
“Unless and until we are reconciled to the Father through Jesus Christ, we cannot experience true reconciliation with each other. Above all, Peacemaker Ministries points conflicted people to the gospel, the foundation for peace in a broken world.” ~ Dale Pyne
He’s wired for leadership excellence. By gifting as well as experience, Dale is a leader who sets the right goals and both motivates and equips others to success in meeting them. He’s contributed to corporate success through organizational leadership training and consulting with top leaders in a wide variety of industries. Colleagues and clients consistently describe him as collaborative, trustworthy, effective and motivating, attesting to his wisdom, personal integrity and humility.
He’s skilled in building successful organizations. Dale’s business acumen and leadership track record indicate his readiness for the challenges and opportunities facing Peacemaker Ministries. His experience includes having grown a business from a $1.9 million annual budget to nearly $10 million in two years, and other instances of record-setting, healthy expansion. He’s a continuous learner and understands the importance of good analysis to grasp present realities and set achievable goals that energize an organization for sustainable growth.
For Peacemaker Ministries, the desire to grow is not a quest for temporal accolades. It is connected with the very mission God has given the Church—and the needs are vast.
“It is my great honor to serve as CEO for a ministry that is inseparable from the gospel. This is not a ministry of human creation that we simply ask God to bless. God calls us to join him in his mission to reconcile the world to himself and to exhibit that by being reconciled to one another.” ~ Dale Pyne
I’ve given but a snapshot of the man God has prepared to be our new CEO. In future editions of Reconciled, you will see Dale and the ministry in action. But at this wonderful moment, please join the Board in praise and thanksgiving to God for his provision of just the right person for this time.
“Terri and I are honored and humbled. I am committed to serving with a surrendered heart, the best God has given me in talent and experience, and openness to all things that are possible through Him. We are clear about our calling and rejoice, seeing God’s hand in the big and little things as we move forward. This is a time for renewed hope and great opportunity; I am convinced that exponential growth and ministry impact are a part of Peacemaker Ministries’ future. Words cannot convey the enthusiasm I have for this new time in our lives.” ~ Dale Pyne
Peacemaker Ministries has an exciting future—and it’s already underway! We are blessed by your partnership in this mission and urge you to take it to the next level with us.