The North Carolina Family Policy Council Board of Directors said a very fond farewell last week to departing Board Chairman Henry Williamson (right) for his many years of faithful service and leadership. At its quarterly board meeting on Thursday, the Board also welcomed Alan Cole (left) as the Council’s newest Chairman with unanimous consent. Williamson and Cole, both of Winston-Salem, have been supporters and board members of NC Family for many years.
“Henry has provided invaluable vision, direction and leadership to NC Family for almost two decades as a member of the Board and then as Chairman,” said NC Family President John L. Rustin. “We can’t thank Henry enough for his dedication, wisdom and service to this ministry and to the families of North Carolina. We all owe Henry and his wife, Nancy, an incredible debt of gratitude.”
“At the same time,” Rustin continued, “we are delighted to welcome Alan Cole as NC Family’s newest Board Chairman. Alan brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and heart to this organization, and we are excited to serve under his leadership. Alan and Patti share a deep passion for the enrichment and stability of families and children in our state, particularly among young adults and couples, and we look forward to working together to preserve an environment in our state that supports and nurtures healthy families.”
In parting, Williamson commented, “The vision and mission of NC Family is vital to the well-being of North Carolina families and especially our children. Christian values are such an important element of a safe, secure, and productive society, and I am so proud of the contribution NC Family has made and will continue to make toward the spiritual health of our state.”
Cole agreed and added, “NC Family plays such a vital role in protecting and preserving the fabric and heritage of North Carolina. I couldn’t be more excited about the future of this organization as we work together in pursuit of our vision of ‘A state and nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished!’”
The North Carolina Family Policy Council was founded in 1992 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designed to identify, develop and support public policies that preserve and strengthen Judeo-Christian family values.