Press Releases

Stewart and González Appointed to Pastoral Leadership Team at Belmont Church (7/18/2017) - JobfitMatters and Belmont Church (Nashville, TN) are pleased to announce two key hires: Ben Stewart has been appointed as Executive Pastor and Paul Anthony Gonzalez has been selected as Belmont’s Teaching Pastor. They join Belmont’s five-member Pastoral Leadership team designed to maximize each individual’s strengths and not place sole leadership responsibility on one pastor. Ben […]
Hope Haven Names Matthew Buley Chief Executive Officer (6/26/2017) - JobfitMatters and Hope Haven, Inc. (Rock Valley, IA) are pleased to announce that Matthew Buley will serve as the new CEO and Executive Director of the Rock Valley-based organization. Hope Haven provides a variety of services to children, adults and families with unique challenges and disabilities. Buley currently serves as President of Children’s Shelter of […]
SEND International Names Atwell U.S. Director (6/22/2017) - JobfitMatters and SEND International (Farmington Hills, MI) are pleased to announce that Michelle Atwell has been selected by the SEND International U.S. Council to serve as the organization’s U.S. Director, effective June 19, 2017. A fundraising and nonprofit executive, Atwell’s 20 years of experience was shaped in ministry at Grace Centers of Hope, a faith-based […]
Slavic Gospel Association Names Michael Johnson President (6/5/2017) - JobfitMatters and Slavic Gospel Association (Loves Park, IL) announce that Michael Johnson has been selected by the SGA Board to to take on the leadership of the organization’s pioneering work in the former Soviet Union from long-time president Dr. Robert W. Provost. Michael Johnson, who served as vice president of advancement at the interdenominational ministry […]
Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center Selects Sawyer as Chief Administrative Officer (6/20/2016) - The Church of the Nazarene Board of General Superintendents is pleased to announce that Bill Sawyer has been selected as Chief Administrative Officer of the Global Ministry Center for the denomination. He began his role in May. An ordained elder in the Nazarene Church, Sawyer comes to the GMC from his role as Vice President […]
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Names a Historic President in Tom Lin (6/9/2016) - JobfitMatters and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (Madison, WI) announce that Tom Lin has been selected by the InterVarsity Board of Trustees to become the next president of the campus ministry. He will start on August 10. Tom has been vice president and director of missions for InterVarsity since February 2011, and also director of Urbana 12 […]
University of Mobile Names Dr. Timothy L. Smith President (5/11/2016) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce the University of Mobile Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Timothy L. Smith as the fourth president in the Christian university’s 54-year history. Smith will assume the presidency on May 16. Smith is currently provost of Anderson University in South Carolina. Previously, he was dean of the School of Nursing […]
Bakersfield Christian High School Selects John Buetow as President (4/26/2016) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce that John Buetow has been unanimously appointed by the Bakersfield Christian High School (Bakersfield, CA) Board of Trustees as the next President beginning July 1, 2016. For the last sixteen years, John has served the Cleveland Lutheran High School Association, as Principal for eight years and then Superintendent for the […]
Maranatha High School Appoints Dr. Steven Sherman as Head of School (4/20/2016) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce that the Board of Maranatha High School in Pasadena, California has unanimously selected Dr. Steven Sherman to become the next Head of School beginning June 15, 2016. Dr. Sherman has spent over thirty years as a secondary school administrator, teacher, and coach. Over the last several years, Dr. Sherman has […]
Appalachia Service Project Appoints Dave Kelley as Chief Advancement Officer (4/11/2016) - JobfitMatters and Appalachia Service Project in Johnson City, Tennessee are pleased to announce the selection of Dave Kelley as the next Chief Advancement Officer. Dave comes to ASP from his role as Regional Director of Donor Engagement for Samaritan’s Purse in Boone, North Carolina. There he managed a regional portfolio of 200+ partners averaging $5 […]
Bellevue Christian School Selects Kevin Dunning as the next Superintendent (4/7/2016) - JobfitMatters and the Board of Bellevue Christian School are pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Dunning will become BCS’ next Superintendent beginning July 1, 2016. Bringing over 35 years of experience as an educational leader, Kevin most recently served as the Head of School for Hong Kong International School, a pre-eminent international school of 2600 […]
GRACE Christian School in Raleigh Appoints Eric Bradley as Head of School (2/26/2016) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce that Eric Bradley has been appointed by the GRACE Christian School (Raleigh, NC) Board of Trustees as the next Head of School beginning July 1, 2016. For the last ten years, Eric has served as the Head of High School at Mount Paran Christian School, a TK – 12 Christian […]
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill Appoints Christopher Sparks as Director of Advancement (2/11/2016) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Sparks as Director of Advancement for Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill beginning March 1, 2016. Chris is currently serving as the Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management at Gould Academy in Maine. After earning a B.A. in History from the University of Southern […]
Westminster Academy Appoints Ralph Janikowsky as Head of School (2/10/2016) - JobfitMatters and the Board of Westminster Academy in Memphis are pleased to announce that Mr. Ralph Janikowsky will become Westminster Academy’s next Headmaster beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Janikowsky has spent the last ten years as the Upper School Principal of Rockbridge Academy, a classical Christian school of 348 students in Millersville, Maryland. […]
Precept Ministries International Appoints Three Executives to Leadership Team (11/12/2015) - Precept Ministries International (PMI) and JobfitMatters Executive Search are pleased to announce the appointment of three key executives to PMI: Steve Reiter as Executive Director, Charles Lambert as EVP of International Ministries, and Jon Hossler as Chief Mission Officer. Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, PMI produces a variety of Bible Studies and holds conferences designed to […]
Fuller Center for Housing Selects Gregory A. Johnson as Chief Development Officer (6/24/2015) - JobfitMatters, the SIMA® executive search practice of Tommy Thomas and Laura Coverstone, is pleased to announce that Fuller Center for Housing in Americus, Georgia has appointed Gregory A. Johnson to serve as Chief Development Officer. He comes to FCH from his role as the Divisional Resource Development Director for The Salvation Army, an organization he has […]
Kirk Day School Names Clement Head of School (5/18/2015) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce Taylor Clement’s appointment as the next Head of School of Kirk Day School in St. Louis, Missouri beginning July 1. The board unanimously voted to select Taylor in March.  He currently serves as the Assistant Head of School at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee and has a proven track […]
World Vision USA Selects Edgar Sandoval as Chief Operating Officer (3/24/2015) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce that Edgar Sandoval has been selected as World Vision U.S.’s Chief Operating Officer, reporting to President Rich Stearns beginning in July. In this newly created position, Edgar will deepen the WVUS leadership team, strengthen the World Vision brand, and help World Vision U.S. execute its strategic plan. All of which […]
Michael J. McKenna Named Headmaster of Providence Classical School (3/4/2015) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce Michael J. McKenna’s appointment as the next Headmaster of Providence Classical School in Houston, Texas beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. McKenna has spent the last fifteen years as the Headmaster of Rockbridge Academy, a classical and Christian school in Annapolis, Maryland. Laura Coverstone and Ed Poff of the JobfitMatters practice […]
Knox Area Rescue Ministries Selects Greg Greer as Vice President of Programs (9/4/2014) - JobfitMatters, the SIMA® executive search practice of Tommy Thomas and Laura Coverstone, is pleased to announce that Knox Area Rescue Ministries has appointed Greg Greer to serve as Vice President of Programs. Greg will be responsible for oversight of the daily work of the ministry, setting ministry tone and culture, and planning for the future. […]
Barnabas Foundation Selects Brian Miesel as Director of Member and Church Services (8/28/2014) - Barnabas Foundation Selects Bryan Miesel as Director of Member and Church Services JobfitMatters, the SIMA® executive search practice of Tommy Thomas and Laura Coverstone, is pleased to announce that Barnabas Foundation in Tinley Park, Illinois has appointed Bryan Miesel to serve as Director of Member and Church Services beginning September 11, 2014. In this newly […]
Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver to begin as Union University’s 16th President (6/3/2014) - JobfitMatters, the SIMA® executive search practice of Tommy Thomas and Laura Coverstone, is pleased to announce that Dr. Samuel W. “Dub” Oliver begins his tenure as Union University’s 16th President on June 1, 2014. Dr. Oliver was selected unanimously by the university trustees on February 10. “Dr. Oliver is a man of strong Christian conviction […]
JobfitMatters Launches Chief Development Officer Search for Jill’s House (5/28/2014) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce the search for a Chief Development Officer for Jill’s House in Vienna, Virginia.  Founded in 2010, Jill’s House is radically transforming the lives of families of children with intellectual disabilities. The first and arguable only “respite resort” of its kind, Jill’s House offers children ages 6 to 17 with intellectual and […]
Johnston Evangelical Free Church Selects Jeremy Carr as Senior Pastor (5/14/2014) - JobfitMatters, the SIMA® executive search practice of Tommy Thomas and Laura Coverstone, is pleased to announce that Johnston Evangelical Free Church (Johnston, Iowa) has called Jeremy Carr to serve as Senior Pastor beginning June 1, 2014. The recommendation from the church’s Elder Board and Advisory Panel was an enthusiastic “yes” for JEFC to call Jeremy, […]
JobFitMatters launches search for International Needs Chief Development Officer (4/10/2014) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce the search for a Chief Development Officer for International Needs USA in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  International Needs was founded in 1974 with a radical new idea for missions: partner with Christian who are already doing ministry in their own countries.  Share the stories of real people so together more people will […]
Central Christian School Appoints John Murray Head of School (4/2/2014) - JobfitMatters is pleased to announce John A. Murray’s appointment as the next Head of School of Central Christian School in St. Louis, Missouri. The search committee’s selection of Murray, along with the Board’s approval, were unanimous. Murray is a leader in academia with significant experience in teaching and administration. He is a thought-leader in regard […]
Coral Springs Christian Academy Names Mr. Joseph Sanelli Head of School (3/18/2014) - JobFitMatters is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph Sanelli was selected unanimously by the Search Committee of Coral Springs Christian Academy to serve as Head of School, effective in July 2014. CSCA School Commission Chair Wills Ryan shared, “I believe Joe Sanelli fits the profile of leaders described in Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great. […]
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Selects Timothy McAboy As Principal (3/11/2014) - JobFitMatters is pleased to announce that Mr. Tim McAboy has been named Principal of Wheaton Christian Grammar School, effective in July 2014. Tim comes from Taylor University (IN) where he has served as Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Student Teaching, focusing on teacher development, early and adolescent literacy, curriculum development, and training teachers […]
“JobFitMatters” Announces Enhanced Executive Search Services (2/11/2014) - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2014 -Franklin, TN – Tommy Thomas and Laura Coverstone believe that – when it comes to a person’s work on behalf of an organization or institution – simply put, job fit matters. That’s why they have officially rebranded their Nashville-based executive search firm, previously known as SIMA International MidSouth Executive […]
Holland Christian Schools Superinten​dent Appointed (2/10/2014) - SIMA Executive Search is pleased to announce that Dan Meester has accepted an offer from the Board of Trustees to become the next Superintendent at Holland Christian Schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year. “With much deliberation and prayer, the Board is unanimous in our certainty that God provided Dan Meester with the experiences, talents, […]
Heritage Preparatory School Appoints Soo Chang Head of School (11/22/2013) - The Minneapolis and Nashville offices of SIMA International are pleased to announce that Soo Chang has accepted the call to become the next head of school at Heritage Preparatory School in Atlanta beginning January 2014. Soo received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology […]
Westfall Group Announces Appointment of Jacques Aebli as Executive Vice President (11/8/2013) - Most recently, Aebli served as the Director of Strategic Partnership Development for Harvest Time International in Orlando, Florida. Prior to Harvest Time, he served as Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Fifth Third Bank Investment Advisors, as well as Executive Vice President of BankOne’s Private Client Services. Before his time in banking, Aebli served […]
Reformed Theological Seminary has appointed Dr. J. Ligon Duncan Chancellor and CEO (9/12/2013) - The RTS Board of Trustees has elected Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, as chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Duncan is currently the John E. Richards professor of systematic and historical theology at RTS in Jackson, Miss., and the senior minister of historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), where he has served for the past […]
Brian Ondracek Appointed President and CEO of Pioneer Clubs (6/24/2013) - SIMA Executive Search is pleased to announce that on June 7, 2013, the Pioneer Clubs Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Brian Ondracek the President and CEO of Pioneer Clubs, a weekday children’s ministry with a 75-year history. Ondracek brings over 15 years of vocational ministry experience in Christian publishing, having served in senior […]
Dr. Gene Crume Named Sixth President of Judson University (6/19/2013) - SIMA Executive Search is pleased to announce that Judson University’s Board of Trustees approved Dr. Gene C. Crume, Jr. as the institution’s sixth university president. Dr. Crume assumed the role of President on May 10. Before coming to Judson, Dr. Crume served as an independent consultant working with institutions such as Saint Mary’s University of […]
Westminster Christian Academy Appoints Dr. Thomas Stoner Head of School (3/4/2013) - SIMA is pleased to announce that Dr. Tom Stoner has accepted the call to become the next head of school at Westminster Christian Academy beginning in the 2013-14 school year. Born and raised in Wheaton, Illinois, Tom received an undergraduate degree from Wheaton College and a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in […]
Dr. Jeff Denlinger Named President of WorldVenture (12/4/2012) - SIMA International is pleased to announce the selection of the new President and CEO of WorldVenture, Dr. Jeff Denlinger. Jeff’s first experience with WorldVenture was in 1988 as a mid-term missionary working in Davao City, Philippines. Two years later, in 1990, Jeff and his wife, Christine went as career missionaries with WorldVenture, to Caracas, Venezuela […]