Antioch, TN—Mark McPeak, deputy director of stateside operations, submitted his resignation to General Director James Forlines on January 19, 2011. “Regretfully, I accepted Mark’s resignation…after asking him to give it further consideration,” stated Forlines. “Mark has maintained a key role in his years here. He came at a strategic time and helped the Mission work through critical issues. He has been an advisor and friend.”
McPeak indicated several circumstances brought him to the point of tendering his resignation. He had been asked to shoulder the responsibility of development tasks—a role for which he felt ill equipped. With the reduced office staffing, he expressed his firm belief that a development director is a more immediate need than a deputy director during this financially challenging time. He struggled with the implications of this reality and, “After much prayer and consideration,” McPeak determined, “the unsolicited offer of another position seemed a providential opportunity from the Lord.”
McPeak’s tenure as deputy director with IM will end on February 15, 2011. He joined the International Missions staff in April 2005 as director of communications. In April 2008, his role expanded to deputy director of stateside operations.