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CEO Cris H. Doornbos to retire from David C Cook

February 24, 2021, Colorado Springs, Colo.— David C Cook announced today that Cris H. Doornbos will retire in August after almost 16 years as the organization’s CEO. David C Cook’s board of trustees has appointed COO Scott Miller to serve as interim CEO, effective April 2. Doornbos, a 38-year veteran of the Christian communication and publishing industry, will continue to be employed by David C Cook as a consultant until August 16 when he turns 65.

“We are grateful to Cris for the way his leadership has brought together three major ministry sectors—books, curriculum, and worship music—under a united vision that serves the local church around the corner and around the globe,” said Board Chairman Todd Rankin. “It’s an honor to express our deepest gratitude to Cris for his service and dedication.”

The board has retained Torrey N. Foster, Jr. of Korn Ferry to conduct the search for its next CEO, who will advance David C Cook’s global ministry as the largest interdenominational provider of church resources, including:

  • Numerous lines of church curriculum for all ages; one of these is a holistic discipleship curriculum for trauma-affected children and youth, which has been translated into various languages to equip ministry leaders and local churches throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and parts of Europe;
  • The award-winning illustrated Action Bible and an array of best-selling books by authors such as Francis Chan, Preston Sprinkle, Erwin McManus, Wendy Pope, and Kara-Kae James; and
  • An Integrity Music catalog of worship songs such as Waymaker, 10,000 Reasons, In Christ Alone, Open the Eyes of My Heart, and others, written and recorded by artists such as Darlene Zschech, Matt Redman, Stuart Townend, and Paul Baloche.

About David C Cook:  Founded in 1875, David C Cook is a leading nonprofit discipleship resource provider serving local churches and ministry leaders worldwide with bestselling books and curriculum, worship music and media, small group resources, and more. The organization is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., with additional offices and distributed staff across the United States and in Eastbourne, UK.

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