Rob Regier leaving the SD Family Policy Council
I've had a couple of people forward me a note that Rob Regier is leaving the SD Family Policy Council. Rob has been there since it was only a fledgling organization in SD, so this marks a major change in style for the group.
Here's what the note said:
Here's what the note said:
It is with sadness that I announce I will be stepping down as executive director of the South Dakota Family Policy Council. I certainly will miss interacting with the thousands of South Dakotans who support the Family Policy Council, but I believe God has a different plan for me, as well as for the organization. After nearly nine years between my time at Family Research Council in Washington , D.C. and here at the Family Policy Council, it's time for a change for my own family.
For two reasons I make this announcement now, rather than later. First, the date of my departure has not been set as the board of directors desires me to stay to help in the selection of and transition to a new executive director. This transition time could take several months. Staying on the right course depends on all of us continuing our financial and prayerful support. We all need to help the organization through this transition. That said, I will continue to ask you for your support of the South Dakota Family Policy Council during this very crucial time. With its principled mission statement, widespread support, strong leadership, committed staff, and partnership with hundreds of churches from around the state, I’m sure the it will continue to be a leading force in shaping the culture.
The second reason for the announcement now is the board wants me to have the freedom to openly consider future career options. As I work diligently for the South Dakota Family Policy Council in this transition, I can also consider with integrity, what the Lord has in store for me and my family. In that respect, the board has been gracious enough to give me some time to await the Lord’s calling.
Will you join me in prayer for my family -- my beautiful wife Tammy, lovable son Rex, and sweet daughter Nadia -- that God will sustain us through this exciting yet unsure time? Believe me, it takes an understanding and patient wife to be in this kind of ministry. To compound that with a decision to move forward in mere faith is a true test of her love for me, a test that she has passed with the conviction of a soldier, or in her case a sailor (Tammy is former Navy). She does love me. And I love her, more than anyone or anything on this earth.
Yet, there is one bond more unbreakable than the one between my wife and I, and that is our bond with Christ. We know that He has a plan. A perfect plan. We rest easy in the knowledge that God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Thanks to all of you for your prayers and support. I look forward to talking to as many of you as possible and answering any questions you may have. God bless you all.
South Dakota Family Policy Council