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CRISTA Ministries Names Next President and Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees for CRISTA Ministries has announced the selection of Jacinta Tegman as the next President and Chief Executive Officer for the organization, effective January 14, 2019. Tegman becomes the first woman and just the sixth individual to serve as President and CEO in the 69-year history of CRISTA.

Crista operates Christian Radio stations KCMS/Seattle (Spirit 105.3), KWPZ/Seattle (Praise 106.5), KCIS/Seattle (AM 630), and KFMK/Austin (Spirit 105.9). 

Stated Kevin Gabelein, Chair of the search committee within the CRISTA Board: “12 years ago I had the privilege of welcoming Bob Lonac to CRISTA. Now I have the unique honor of seeing the role transition to Jacinta Tegman. CRISTA has an amazing history of impacting those in need locally and all over the world, but there are many more new chapters to be written. With her faith-filled leadership, business acumen and innovative vision, Jacinta is the perfect individual to lead CRISTA into the future that lies ahead.”

Stated CRISTA President and CEO, Bob Lonac: “As I prepare to depart the CRISTA family, I could not be more thrilled to see Jacinta Tegman as the Board’s selection to succeed me. She is an outstanding leader revered by the teams she has led and individuals she has engaged with. Over the 10 years that I have had a chance to work with Jacinta I have seen a remarkable individual dedicated to serving the Lord and growing as a leader every day. She will achieve great things in her new role.”

Stated CRISTA President and CEO-in-waiting, Jacinta Tegman: “I am humbled at the opportunity to serve the staff, donors, customers, constituents and beneficiaries of CRISTA as President & CEO. Nearly 70 years ago CRISTA Ministries began as a dream to serve those in need and demonstrate the love of Christ. I am greatly inspired by the challenges and opportunities to make a difference in the world we live in today. Together our family of ministries will work endlessly to grow the number of individuals and communities we serve.”