Carmi | Dennis Hydrick is the new executive director of Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services.
Hydrick began working alongside current Executive Director Doug Devore Aug. 15, and will take sole responsibility for the role Jan. 15, 2017. Devore has served 43 years with BCHFS, including 21 years as its leader.
Hydrick currently is director of clinical services for Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. He previously worked at Methodist Children’s Home of Mississippi as executive director; Mississippi Children’s Home Services as senior director of program development; and Crossroads Counseling Center as counselor and consultant.
He is a graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, where he earned master’s degrees in Religious Education and Marriage and Family Counseling.
“My family and I were humbled by the offer to join the ministry of Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services,” Hydrick said. “We have prayed and sought God’s guidance throughout this process and have felt an overwhelming peace and excitement about joining His work in Illinois.”
Hydrick and his wife, Susanne, have four children: Addison, Morgan, Bradley, and college junior Laura Beth (not pictured).
– From Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services