David M. Taylor was elected president of the Christian New Creation (CNC) board of directors earlier this spring, so we asked him for an interview to introduce him to our CNC family. As is typical of David, he preferred to shine the spotlight on the former longtime president of the board, Ray Solcher.
A successful graduate of Notre Dame University, Ray has utilized his business experience in plant operations, procurement, materials management and corporate staffing as he served in leadership roles at other nonprofit organizations as well as at CNC. Although not one of the original founders of CNC, Ray has served on its board and as president for many years. David is thankful that Ray still serves on the CNC board and is still an active supporter of CNC. “He ran the board through stormy periods,” says David. “Through Ray’s leadership, CNC never lost momentum as far as taking care of people is concerned.”
When asked about his vision for CNC, David responded “I want to be supportive and never lose sight of the fact that we are a ministry.” He emphasized that CNC’s ministry is about helping and connecting people who are on the margins of society. “The men we are reaching out to have difficulties,” says David. “We have men with addictions, mental illness and all sorts of challenges to overcome.”
“I was blessed with a good career, healthy kids and grandchildren,” shares David. “Now I want to give back.” Spending one-on-one time with the guys, whether it be under a bridge, in prison, at a food pantry or at Isaiah House, brings him joy. “It is very gratifying that I am able to do something.” David reminds us that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” (Luke 12:48)
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