June 14, 2017 1 Some final pending actions and suggestions: In February 2017, James Mac Donald was teaching a Bible class before the entire high school student body. Mac Donald allegedly became irate at a couple of students and berated them before the entire student body for 10 minutes.
Apparently, a cameraman associated with HBF was present and witnessed the incident, deeming it out of line and reporting it to HBF leadership.
An over abundance of ego, pride, and arrogance are not positive leadership traits.
I have highlighted certain statements of particular interest.
Look for: Dear Brothers in this Great Work of Christ: I want to write to you personally and share my heart about an important decision that I have come to over many months with my senior staff and Elders.
I, too, am resigning my role as President and, as of this notice, retain no role of influence over the work of HBF.
That work is being given over to interim Executive Director Brian White and his capable governance leaders, Ron Zappia, Bill Borinstein, and Robbie Symons.
Looking back, we didn’t know how to let him leave the nest with the needed grace — and he was determined, but at times faltering, in seeking the freedom to fly solo.