Richard Powell named next President/CEO
Source: Mo-Ranch Conference Center
Board of Trustees of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly has announced
Richard H. “Dick” Powell Jr. as the new President and CEO. Powell will
succeed David W. Jordan, who will retire this fall, concluding 12 years
of highly successful and capable leadership.
“The Board is enormously pleased with the combination of skills that the
Rev. Powell brings to the position of President and CEO of Mo-Ranch,”
said Rebecca Gafford, chair of the Mo-Ranch Board of Trustees. “As an
ordained Presbyterian minister with an exceptional executive business
background, and a deep knowledge of and love for Mo-Ranch, he was the
Powell is currently pastor, head of staff at Forest Hills Presbyterian
Church in Helotes, Texas. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas, and a B.A. in
Philosophy and Religion from the University of North
Carolina-Wilmington. Additionally he is a graduate of the University of
North Carolina-Chapel Hill Management Development Institute, as well as
the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Following a career in various management positions, including seven
years as vice president, manufacturing with R. G. Barry Corporation in
San Antonio, Texas, he founded Powell and Associates in Boerne, Texas,
advising communities on economic development issues.
Powell and his wife, Lynne, currently live in Boerne, Texas. Their son,
Richard, is in management with Best Buy in Austin and their daughter,
Elizabeth is finishing her studies at Texas State University.
Powell has been active in the Presbyterian Church for most of his life,
including serving as a workshop leader and speaker at the Mo-Ranch Men’s
Conference, and keynote speaker and workshop leader for the Synod of
the Sun’s Small Church Pastor Retreat.
"I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this
marvelous staff and facility,” said the Rev. Powell. “Mo-Ranch is one of
the crown jewels in our denomination, deserving of our best possible