JEWISH FEDERATION OF UJIAH COUNTY ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW PRESIDENT AND CEO
We are proud to announce that after a three and one-half year search, the Jewish Federation of Ujiah County has engaged Father Andy McAndy as its new President and CEO. "It was an arduous Search, but after seven professionals turned us down, we got ourselves the perfect fit," Search Committee Chair Sally McArthur said. "We have a person, a real Father figure, to lead us forward at this critical time. We looked for someone outside the box and Father Andy is definitely it!"
Father McAndy has a long-time interest in the community having led the Ujiah County Parish for twenty years before he left the Church. (The allegations have not been proved and the indictment was dismissed.) Father McAndy will bring new, "outside the box" thinking to the Federation campaign. "We told the Search Committee that we have plans for a broad-based Campaign starting with Bingo Night which was so successful at our Church of the Bleeding Heart here in the Parish." Sally McArthur noted that "Father McAndy will bring his great exposure -- uh, wrong word -- over his many trips to Israel as a means to inspire the federated community." "Yes," Father McAndy said, "I have been to the Holy Land on countless pilgrimages. I hope within the first weeks my flock -- make that my Board Members -- will join me on, what do you call it, a 'mission?' -- to the Holy Land -- what do you call it, 'Israel?' to see the Church of the Loaves and Fishes, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Capernaum and get a new view of the meaning of the Mount of Olives and the Stations of the Cross." Asked how all that relates to the Federation, Father Andy asserted: "Well, in this economy we need to take 2 loaves and 5 fishes and feed 5,000, don't we?"
Federation President, Sally McArthur, asserted: "The national Search team couldn't have been better. We told them what we wanted, and look what we got. We could have chosen someone who knows the federation system, someone who has led a federation to success, someone even Jewish, but that's not what we were looking for -- we wanted someone who would think 'outside the box' and we sure got one. They gave us valuable guidance all the way through the process."
As an additional service, national will provide an interim CEO during Father McAndy's civil trial slated to begin in October.
Another job well done.