Kingdom Bound, ranked by Business First Magazine as one of the top 25 non-profits in Western New York, has named Matt Gould as Chief Operating Officer. Rick Cua, the current KBM President, has accepted the additional responsibilities of Chief Executive Officer to his role within the organization. Donna Russo, the Festival Director, and will now add Chief Financial Officer to her title as well.
The effort to expand its mission is an exciting time for KBM. In a press release, President and CEO Rick Cua said, "We are all excited to have Matt on board in this newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer. He comes with years of KBM service under his belt, broadcast and live presentation experience at the highest level and a drive to help lead the ministry forward. He will very effectively cast and implement renewed vision for KBM."
Gould, who has served as a member of the KBM Board of Directors, comes to the ministry with 20 years of experience in both corporate and ministry-related media arts. Most recently, he has been the Television Director for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and a member of their award-winning production staff since 2006. Over the past ten years, he has volunteered for many positions in the ministry, including serving as Producer of the Performing Arts Center Stage at the annual Kingdom Bound Festival.
I am thrilled to transition into this new role with Kingdom Bound Ministries," Gould said. "The arts, both media and music, have been a major part of my life and I'm looking forward to working closely with a team of people that has, for 28 years, been on the leading edge of the Christian arts community. Our goal in very short order is to take the vision of the Gospel Through the Arts and expand it to reach even more people through concerts and workshops. We will partner with arts ministries throughout our region, creating new outlets for the next generation of artists, all with a high bar of excellence. Music, visual and media arts play an integral role in the lives of our kids. Kingdom Bound Ministries will be an exciting conduit for them to experience the arts in a very interactive manner, with the end goal of a deeper, more enriching relationship with God."
Kingdom Bound's 2014 festival will be held August 3 - August 6, 2014. The line-up is expected to be announced in early February.
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