Kate Houck: One Year as Executive Director

Last week I was talking on the phone with a potential board member for David’s Refuge who would bring great value to our organization.  During our conversation I shared how blessed we are to have Kate Houck as our Executive Director.  Without prompting, this person said,

“In all my years of working with nonprofits in the Syracuse area there have been two Executive Directors who I have greatly respected.  The first is Clarence Jordan from the Rescue Mission and the second is Kate Houck!”

Once again I say, “How blessed we are to have Kate Houck as our Executive Director!”

This past Friday we celebrated Kate’s first year as our leader.  She is loved by staff, volunteers, donors, business leaders, and the community.  She is competent, confident, compassionate and caring, and committed to excellence.  She lovingly and graciously took the reigns of leadership and has protected and promoted the mission of “Caring for the Caregiver.”  She has grown our staff, increased the number of families served, opened new territories, and supported the Board of Directors.  She is a great mom, wife, neighbor, and friend.

Once again I say, “How blessed we are to have Kate Houck as our Executive Director!”

Would you join me in celebrating Kate?  How would you answer the following statement: “I am grateful for Kate Houck because…..”  Please take a moment and reply on Facebook or this blog.  Let’s remind Kate “How blessed we are to have Kate Houck as our Executive Director!”

4 comment on “Kate Houck: One Year as Executive Director

  1. Trish Reif

    Kate exemplifies loving, caring, kindness, compassion and leadership all rolled into one fabulous spunky package! Davids refuge is so fortunate to have her leading their team. She is without a doubt , one amazing person! Congrats on your one year anniversary!!

  2. Judie & Tom Murphy

    I am grateful for Kate Houck because of her passion and commitment to the mission of David’s Refuge! We cannot possibly express in words the support and love we feel from our connections formed as a result our David’s Refuge family and Kate is an incredible, genuine leader.

  3. Natalie frost

    We were lucky to have met her when she worked with mda! She was always there to answer a question or listen when I needed to vent about my child’s disease. Always ready with a smile and a kind compassionate heart. She is definitely an asset to David’s refuge!

  4. Lori Houck

    I am grateful for Kate Houck because of her commitment to serve others, for the passion with which she approaches her convictions, for her kindness, creativity, and compassion. I’m so blessed that I can call her my daughter-in-law. How blessed are my son and grandchildren to have Kate!❤️❤️❤️

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