URM Transitioning Leadership

URM Transitioning Leadership

After serving as CEO of the Union Rescue Mission (URM) since January 2019, Doug Nolte is stepping away from the nonprofit organization on December 1, 2023.

“It is hard to believe that it was five years ago that God called me from a long career in law enforcement to become the CEO of the Union Rescue Mission. It has been a wonderful experience, and I am blessed to have worked side by side with a great board, staff and volunteer group as well as stand by our men working through rescue, recovery, restoration and re-engagement. God is so good!” said Doug Nolte, CEO of the Union Rescue Mission.

Over the last five years, Nolte has been instrumental in guiding the organization through its work to help men overcome homelessness, poverty, addiction, and other life challenges, especially through the additional hurdles brought on by Covid-19. He has also spearheaded the organization’s capital campaign, raising $1.5 million for future improvements to the campus that will expand the organization’s work and impact in the community.

“Doug is leaving big shoes to fill, but we feel confident that the Union Rescue Mission is in good hands, and we have a clear, strategic vision for the future of the organization. Rescue, recovery, restoration, and re-engagement are the pillars of URM activities fueled by the life changing message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ,said Kurt Yowell, chairman of the Union Rescue Mission Board of Directors.

Beginning December 1, URM CFO David Hodge, with over 40 years of financial and ministry experience, will serve as interim CEO while candidates for the Nolte successor are identified. URM Director of Operations and Programs Joe Schroeder, with over 35 years of law enforcement, leadership, and logistics experience in the Air Force, will continue to lead day-to-day operations of the Mission.

“We plan to conduct a thorough search for a permanent replacement to find the next leader of the Union Rescue Mission. Until then, the Mission is in good hands,” said Yowell.

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