Catholic youth retreat center faces profound transition when founding director retires

When, after more than 25 years at the helm of this vibrant youth center, the face of the ministry and its founder eased into retirement, the TYME OUT board, staff and supporters knew that a successful transition would not happen overnight. At this critical time in the organization’s development efforts, McDonald Schaefer conducted a development assessment and worked side-by-side with the group during the 18-month transition. Within a year, a new development director had been hired and the organization had successfully repositioned itself with a development program as strong as it had ever been.