Meet the Helpings of Hope Board President
After college, Bruce started the nonprofit organization, Timeless Impact International. He moved to England in 1986 and lived there as president and CEO of the organization for the next 21 years. Timeless Impact was heavily involved in publishing a magazine, “Timeless,” that contained excerpts from Christian writings from various times in history, different geographical locations, and a variety of denominations and traditions within the Christian faith. Bruce served as Editor in Chief throughout the magazine’s nineteen-year existence. The magazine was ultimately published in 16 languages and circulated in over 70 countries. (Bruce also has extensive experience as a freelance editor of books, magazines, and websites.)
In addition to the publishing, Timeless Impact participated in famine relief in Central Africa, cyclone relief in Myanmar, educational projects in Asia and Africa, and clean water projects in Africa and Southeast Asia. They were also involved in numerous programs for orphans in eastern Europe, Africa, and India. Bruce’s work took him to over 40 countries. in 2007, Bruce returned to the USA where he continued as President of Timeless Impact until its closure in 2010.
Bruce currently serves as a pastor at The Dwelling Place, a unique church in the Indianapolis area that combines aspects of the Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox traditions. He oversees all outreach projects, which includes work with the homeless (The Dwelling Place was named as Horizon House’s “Community Partner of the Year” for 2014, and Bruce recently participated as a panelist in Horizon House’s “Be Kind Indy” event.) and addressing hunger issues in innovative ways, as well as being involved in the development of publications and social media visibility. Bruce is also a member of Horizon House’s board.
As part of his work in addressing hunger issues, Bruce currently serves as President of the Board of Helpings of Hope, Inc., a nonprofit organization that is seeking to address hunger issues through a community cafe, development of community gardens, and food and nutrition education through various avenues. He also actively engages with the wider faith community by serving on the board of the Indianapolis Center for Interfaith Cooperation.
Bruce has nearly 30 years of experience in the religious and nonprofit world, working with both local and global situations.