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HSHM Announces New CEO

September 9, 2020

Home Sweet Home Ministries’ Board of Directors is thrilled to announce that Matt Burgess, currently serving as HSHM’s Chief Operating Officer, will replace Mary Ann Pullin as CEO of Home Sweet Home Ministries beginning on February 15th, 2021. Pullin will retire from Home Sweet Home Ministries following 12 years as its CEO.

Wes Wright, Board President, is delighted to have Burgess extend his HSHM career as CEO. “Matt has served faithfully in the non-profit and social services world for over 20 years. Matt’s knowledge in the non-profit arena, commitment to the Bloomington-Normal community, his innovative thinking, and his deep desire to see people experience the hope and love of Christ make him the right person to lead Home Sweet Home Ministries into the future.”

Burgess first joined Home Sweet Home Ministries in August 2009 with his bachelor’s degree in Psychology, master’s in Community Mental Health Counseling, and his license in Clinical Professional Counseling. Over the past 11 years with HSHM, Burgess has demonstrated his passion to help others by updating Home Sweet Home’s service models to reinforce the dignity and worth of everyone the ministry serves.  A prime example of this transformation is the conversion of HSHM’s food pantry into the Bread For Life Food Co-op. He has also led the way in helping HSHM become a “trauma-informed” organization, providing the framework for a more sensitive approach to caring for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

Burgess is enthusiastic to further Home Sweet Home’s outreach. “I am honored that the Board has chosen me to be the next CEO of this amazing organization.  Throughout our history, Home Sweet Home Ministries has been committed to showing God’s love and concern to people in need.  I look forward to leading our continued efforts to instill hope, restore lives, and build community with those who come to us for help.”

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