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FaithSearch Partners is pleased to announce that Childcare Worldwide, an international child sponsorship organization based in Bellingham, Washington, has selected Bill Nienhuis as its next Chief Executive Officer.

As CEO, Nienhuis will succeed Childcare Worldwide’s Founder, Dr. Max Lange, and lead overall vision and strategic direction for the ministry. Neinhuis brings 25+ years of operational leadership experience to his role. Prior to joining the Childcare Worldwide executive team, he held multiple leadership roles with FaithLife (formerly Logos Bible Software). Most recently, he has led a 100+ member team of software developers and had responsibility in such areas as product development, marketing, strategic planning, brand management, product management, advertising, public relations, sales, business development, customer relations, administration, acquisitions, and operations.

Greg Barnes, FaithSearch Partners Vice Chairman and President of the Mission Enterprise Division, calls Nienhuis “a multitalented leader whose 2+ decades of management and business development expertise will help drive Childcare Worldwide toward even greater Kingdom impact.” Mission Enterprise Team Vice President Laura Weaver adds, “Nienhuis’ background makes him an outstanding choice for Childcare Worldwide’s next leader. He will help carry their important work well into the future.”

Nienhuis studied Communications and Broadcasting at Washington State University. He and his wife, Melissa, have four adult children, a granddaughter, and a cherished black lab named Molly.

Since 1981, Childcare Worldwide has helped meet the educational, physical, and spiritual needs of children by building bridges between concerned individuals in the West and those in developing nations. The ministry continues to see God’s hand of provision allow its work to become deeply grounded in finances, friendships, and flourishing impact in far-flung corners of the world. Learn more at

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