Long Beach Rescue Mission Appoints Robert Probst Executive Director

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Robert Probst appointed the new Executive Director of the Long Beach Rescue Mission

Chaplain Robert Probst has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Long Beach Rescue Mission by the Long Beach Rescue Mission Board of Directors. Long Beach Rescue Mission, which celebrated 41 years of ministry this year, is a community partner dedicated to helping individuals overcome the homeless cycle.

Probst previously served as the Mission’s Associate Director and most recently as interim CEO since the former Long Beach Rescue Mission CEO Jim Lewis announced his departure at the end of 2012. Probst begins his new duties immediately.

“Long Beach Rescue Mission’s Board of Directors is pleased that Robert Probst has accepted the role of Executive Director,” says board chairman Dale Johnson. “The candidates we interviewed were highly qualified as this search was extensive. Board members were confident in Robert’s ability to lead the Mission’s talented and dedicated staff and he clearly has a passion and immediate history of caring for those hurting in Long Beach.”

Probst stands behind the Mission’s vision to deepen and strengthen programs, communicate their unique work, continue building a dynamic and committed team of employees and volunteers, broaden the Mission’s financial support, and plan carefully for the future in order to faithfully and effectively implement its mission.

“I love the Long Beach Rescue Mission and all the great work that takes place here. We have an amazing team and I am excited to serve alongside them as Executive Director. I am also looking forward to reaching out to our community, political and church leaders. It is through collaboration that our objectives to reconcile the hurting to God, self, family and society will be successful,” Probst says. “I look forward to involving more individuals and groups in our life-changing work,” he said.

Robert Probst has 12 years of experience working with rescue missions. His expertise lies in developing residential rehabilitation and case management programs for men, women and children. Probst has also developed curriculum for programs addressing housing, physical health, education, financial planning, social skills and community support systems. He is an ordained chaplain and a Certified Addiction Specialist.

Since 1972, the Long Beach Rescue Mission has opened its doors to thousands of men, women and children. The mission provides food, clothing, shelter, and spiritual guidance for the homeless and less fortunate in the community. It also offers a year-long life recovery program, as well as short-term transitional housing opportunities.

To partner, support, volunteer or tour the facilities of the Long Beach Rescue Mission, call 562-591-1292 or go to www.lbrm.org.

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