Water Street Ministries president Chasz Parker resigns

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Water Street Ministries President Rev. Charles “Chasz” Parker unexpectedly resigns. In a late afternoon release the organization said that Parker wanted to be closer to his family and has accepted the CEO position with Christian Community Action in Lewisville, Texas. His last day is July 23.

“Despite the leadership transition we remain committed to creating a sustainable financial and service model to provide comprehensive care for the homeless men, women and children of Lancaster County,” stated Mike Burkholder, Board Chair. While the timing is never right to lose a good leader, the board has full confidence in the Leadership Team who has already begun executing our new strategic direction.”

The 110 year old mission is in the midst of drive to raise half a million dollars by the end of June to cover a large deficit.

On behalf of Water Street, Parker extends a heart-felt thanks to the Lancaster County community for its most recent show of support. “We have been overwhelmed by the level of support the community has given to Water Street in the last few months. I truly cannot say thank you enough. While my decision to leave in the midst of this exciting transition was a difficult choice, I trust in God for opening the door to allow me to be closer to my family and for the opportunity I have to continue making a difference for people in need,” said Chasz Parker.