Pastoral Institute names Nancy Blaich new CEO - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Pastoral Institute names Nancy Blaich new CEO

The Pastoral Institute announced early Thursday that Nancy Blaich will become the next Executive Director and CEO, effective January 15, 2015. (Source: The Pastoral Institute) The Pastoral Institute announced early Thursday that Nancy Blaich will become the next Executive Director and CEO, effective January 15, 2015. (Source: The Pastoral Institute)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The Pastoral Institute announced early Thursday that Nancy Blaich will become the next Executive Director and CEO, effective January 2015.

The move follows last month's announcement of long-time leader Ronald E. King, Ph.D. retiring at the end of the year.

"I am greatly looking forward to becoming part of the Columbus community," said Nancy Blaich. "This is an exciting opportunity to further the mission and ministry of the Pastoral Institute and join the Columbus community in pursuit of common goals."

Prior to joining the Pastoral Institute, Blaich served as the CEO for the Samaritan Center for Counseling and Pastoral Care in Austin, TX; before that, she was the clinical director for the Phoenix House Academy, a residential treatment center for adolescents, where she provided clinical oversight for a staff of 42 employees.

"Nancy is an immensely gifted leader who is widely respected through the country and the Samaritan Institute network," said Marie Moshell, Chair of the Pastoral Institute Board of Trustees and a member of the search committee. "We believe that the future of the Pastoral Institute will be in great hands under Nancy's leadership."

The Pastoral Institute is celebrating 40 years in the Columbus community this year. Originally located in two donated offices in the newly renovated downtown YMCA, the Pastoral Institute opened its doors for the first time in October 1974.

The Pastoral Institute is a nonprofit organization offering counseling, consulting, coaching and educational services to individuals, families, and organizations.

Copyright 2014 WTVM. All rights reserved.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Columbus Regional and Piedmont Healthcare reach merger deal

    Columbus Regional and Piedmont Healthcare reach merger deal

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:44 PM EST2018-01-21 20:44:43 GMT

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare are nearing a merger that would change the future of healthcare in Columbus. The new deal will shift the debt of Columbus Regional Health onto Piedmont Healthcare, which will result in a name change for Columbus Regional. Details and terms of the deal, which have been made public, would place Columbus Regional under the corporate umbrella of Piedmont. Both corporations are aiming for the merger to be final...

    More >>

    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus Regional Health and Piedmont Healthcare are nearing a merger that would change the future of healthcare in Columbus. The new deal will shift the debt of Columbus Regional Health onto Piedmont Healthcare, which will result in a name change for Columbus Regional. Details and terms of the deal, which have been made public, would place Columbus Regional under the corporate umbrella of Piedmont. Both corporations are aiming for the merger to be final...

    More >>
  • Family honors cold case victim 20 years after her death

    Family honors cold case victim 20 years after her death

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-21 20:43:56 GMT
    (Source: Family)(Source: Family)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a murder case gone cold for 20 years. Columbus Police Department investigators said they're still working to find out who shot and killed 37-year-old Laura Mae Chaney in 1998.   Chaney's body was discovered early morning on Jan. 4 - her body, riddled with bullets outside an apartment in what was then called Peabody Apartments off Talbotton Road. The neighborhood has since been remodeled and named Ashley Station. CPD...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a murder case gone cold for 20 years. Columbus Police Department investigators said they're still working to find out who shot and killed 37-year-old Laura Mae Chaney in 1998.   Chaney's body was discovered early morning on Jan. 4 - her body, riddled with bullets outside an apartment in what was then called Peabody Apartments off Talbotton Road. The neighborhood has since been remodeled and named Ashley Station. CPD...More >>
  • Winners drawn in Heart Raffle at Mercedes-Benz fundraiser

    Winners drawn in Heart Raffle at Mercedes-Benz fundraiser

    Sunday, January 21 2018 3:10 PM EST2018-01-21 20:10:26 GMT
    (Source: Tony Sloan/WTVM)(Source: Tony Sloan/WTVM)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a lucky day for two people in the Columbus area who won the 2018 Heart Raffle. It's the 15th year of the event and representatives of Mercedes Benz says that this year's raffle is its biggest yet. "To date, we've raised over six-hundred thousand for the Heart Association. It's the fifteenth year we've done this and the most successful year. We sold 2,515 tickets which is all that we have to offer," says Mercedes of Columbus GM Richard Joyner...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's a lucky day for two people in the Columbus area who won the 2018 Heart Raffle. It's the 15th year of the event and representatives of Mercedes Benz says that this year's raffle is its biggest yet. "To date, we've raised over six-hundred thousand for the Heart Association. It's the fifteenth year we've done this and the most successful year. We sold 2,515 tickets which is all that we have to offer," says Mercedes of Columbus GM Richard Joyner...More >>
Powered by Frankly