FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAVID NORGARD RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF INTEGRITY USA, ELECTION TO FILL HIS UNEXPIRED TERM TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Yesterday the Board of Directors of Integrity USA accepted with regret a letter of resignation submitted by Integrity President David Norgard. Secretary Louise Brooks issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Directors: “While understanding David’s need to step down at this time for personal reasons we will deeply miss his leadership and the significant gifts he brought to our work and witness.”
"I regret leaving the office before the completion of my elected term," said Norgard. " It has been a blessing and a privilege to serve and represent Integrity. It is an organization whose mission has been dear to my heart since its earliest days."
Prior to becoming Integrity President, Norgard served the Board of Directors as a development and strategic planning consultant. His gifts for organizational development helped Integrity imagine a new infrastructure that will equip it to continue to grow in advocacy and influence for LGBT inclusion.
In compliance with the Integrity’s bylaws (Article 4, Section 5c) the Reverend Susan McCann, Chair of Integrity's Stakeholder’s Council, will call for an election by voting members of the Stakeholder’s Council to fill Norgard’s unexpired term. Details on the election process are in progress and will be announced shortly.
“As we move forward we give thanks for David and for all the leaders who have helped Integrity live into its mission and ministry down through the years,” said Executive Director Max Niedzwiecki. “Their legacy provides a firm foundation as we continue with the work we have been called to do -- as we strive to make the “full and equal claim” promised to LGBT Episcopalians in 1976 not just a resolution but a reality.”
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