Bon Voyage, Chris Stelling

by | Feb 6, 2022 | News

Sunbeam Steward Jillian (left) with Chris Stelling  (right) about the Sunbeam
Sunbeam Steward Jillian (left) with Chris Stelling (right)

This January, we wished a fond farewell to Chris Stelling. During three successful years as Director of Development, Chris made an enormous positive impact on the Mission. Her talents in forging meaningful relationships, knowledge of foundations, and passion for programs grew the Mision’s overall impact. Chris held immense pride in the difference the Mission makes in the lives of those we work with day-to-day.  

Here’s a note from Chris to the Mission:  

It has been my privilege to work for the Maine Seacoast Mission for these past three years. I sensed what a special organization it was when I joined it and my experience here—working with our talented and compassionate staff, benefitting from the stewardship of a caring and thoughtful board, and having the honor of getting to know our donors, volunteers, and community partners—confirms all that and more. I thank you for supporting the good work for our communities (fighting the good fight, as my dad would say), particularly in these very challenging times. While I will be leaving the Mission staff, I will continue to do what I can do to advance its mission. (Although I am looking forward to a brief break in the “action.”)  

With best wishes, Chris.  

Although it is not unusual for development professionals to move on after a few years, we are thankful for an impactful fundraising period during Chris’ tenure. Her passion and spirit will be missed.

Now Accepting Applications for Director of Development

Despite this news, we are excited to welcome a new amazing professional into the Mission family. We are now accepting applications for the position of Director of Development. The job description and posting can be viewed on our website. Please feel free to share it in your circle. With high expectations for a seamless transition, we know an outstanding year is ahead for the Mission, our work, and our communities.