Greensboro Urban Ministry has a new leader.
The Greensboro Urban Ministry board of directors announced that has hired Brian Hahne as the chief executive officer and he will take office on Jan. 3, 2023.
Hahne is currently the executive director of Partners Ending Homelessness (PEH), and before accepting that position was the executive director of Winston-Salem’s Veterans Helping Veterans Heal, a 24-bed transitional housing program for veterans experiencing homelessness in Winston-Salem.
Hahne has more than 20 years of experience working with non-profit and faith-based organizations. He has a bachelor’s degree from Furman University and a master’s from UNCG and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Dave Youngdahl, chair of the Greensboro Urban Ministry board, in the press release said, “Brian impressed our search committee as a passionate advocate for improving the lives of others. The board believes his considerable experience and understanding of the issues of homelessness and poverty will contribute to the continued success of our mission and ministry.”
Hahne said, “I’m honored to be entrusted with the leadership of an organization as well respected and doing such great work in the community. The Greensboro Urban Ministry is known for treating those in need with dignity and compassion. I’m eager to lead the staff, volunteers and many supporters toward fulfilling their vision of stable lives for all our neighbors. I believe my experience in housing and homelessness and my background in the faith community as a pastor can be integrated into this role as the new CEO.”
Hahne is replacing Myron Wilkins who left in February to accept a position in Clinton, South Carolina, with a multi-state nonprofit.
Greensboro Urban Ministry headquartered at 305 W. Gate City Blvd. provides food shelter and supportive services for those in need.
Greensboro Urban Ministry provides hot meals everyday including holidays as well as both emergency shelter and long-term housing assistance.