USA (MNN/BOC) — After serving for nearly two decades as Chief Executive Officer of Buckner
International, Kenneth L. Hall retires April 30, 2012.
As he steps down, Buckner President Albert L. Reyes will carry both roles of
president and CEO for the 133-year-old ministry.
Hall said his retirement means he will transition from "a leader to a
follower. As I step aside as the leader of Buckner, I hope to be an excellent
follower of our new leader, Albert Reyes. I am supremely confident that
Dr. Reyes is uniquely equipped to lead Buckner International for the next
Under Hall's care, Buckner gained credibility as a nongovernmental
organization and grew to provide social services and family assistance to more
than 400,000 people, all with an eye toward introducing them to the hope in
Along with millions capital growth and improvements, Hall guided Buckner to
expand its service offerings beyond the borders of Texas and the United States
by launching the organization's international programs in 1996.
Reyes acknowledged the change Hall has brought to his post. "Dr. Hall has
provided extraordinary leadership and vision to the children, families,and
elders served by Buckner.
"Just as each leader of Buckner before him, he seized on the opportunities
provided to him and the ministry, not to just maintain what he had been given,
but to grow Buckner into what we are today," Reyes said. "I want to build
on what he leaves behind and to look for new opportunities of growth and expansion."
Reyes will manage the organization's nearly $110 million annual budget,
while overseeing the daily operations of more than 1,400 employees worldwide.
Those operations include Buckner Children and Family Services'
domestic and international ministries and Buckner Retirement Services' seven
senior living communities in Texas.