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Miracle Hill Ministries has leadership shakeup, Norton resigns and Lehman returns as interim president/CEO

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, June 2, 2017

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Reid Lehman Miracle Hill’s longtime former CEO will return as Interim President/CEO beginning Saturday.
 

Reid Lehman Miracle Hill’s longtime former CEO will return as Interim President/CEO beginning Saturday.

 

Miracle Hill Ministries President/CEO Bryce Norton has resigned effective Friday after serving the Upstate-based, nonprofit organization since October 2015.

Miracle Hill made the announcement Friday night.

Reid Lehman, Miracle Hill’s longtime former CEO will return and serve as Interim President/CEO beginning Saturday, according to the statement. Lehman, previously served 30 years at the helm of Miracle Hill. He has served the last 18 months as a consultant to ministries similar to Miracle Hill.

"I am sad to announce my resignation from Miracle Hill Ministries and am grateful for the opportunity to have served here," Norton was quoted in a statement. “Miracle Hill remains centered on and will continue to achieve its mission that homeless children and adults receive food and shelter with compassion, hear the good news of Jesus Christ, and move toward healthy relationships and stability.”

There was no explanation for the announcement but Miracle Hill stated Norton’s resignation was submitted weeks ago. Norton anticipated a long tenure when hired at Miracle Hill and does not have immediate plans, according to the announcement.

Norton, a Furman University graduate was pastor of Peachtree Corners Baptist Church near Atlanta, when he was appointed as Lehman’s successor Oct. 19, 2015.

Norton oversaw Miracle Hill’s nine facility locations and transitional housing located throughout Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Pickens counties, foster care families in eight upstate counties, family support programs and thrift stores.

"Miracle Hill's organizational vision and mission continues with an extremely capable staff and diversified income streams," stated Bruce Gray, Chair of Miracle Hill Ministries’ Board of Directors. “Our organization has strong programs and partnerships, and the ministry’s current strategic initiatives will continue without

Miracle Hill’s programs include rescue shelters for the homeless, residential addiction recovery, transitional housing, shelters for children, and foster care. Miracle Hill’s eight thrift stores provide employment opportunities for the community as well as Miracle Hill guests transitioning out of programs.

 

 

 

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