Welcome our new Executive Director!

After an extensive search involving many talented and qualified candidates, the Board of Directors is very pleased to introduce Paul Gojkovich II as our new Executive Director.

Betsy Kelley Evans, President of the Board of Directors, expressed:  “The Executive Director Search Committee and the full Board enthusiastically endorse Paul’s appointment.  Paul brings to GCHR organization management success and advancement expertise.  We have discerned that Paul is a person of faith and appreciate his dedicated service to the church, and commitment to GCHR’s mission.  We look forward to our partnership with him as the Center’s talented professional therapists bring emotional healing to the Center’s clients in Fairfield and Westchester counties.”

In an interest to capture and advance institutional knowledge, Paul has invited the Reverend Dr. Heather Wright, Stanwich Elder Ed Morgan and the Board Search Committee to serve as a leadership transition committee.  “We seek guidance from this committee along with the internal and external constituents to strengthen and celebrate our mission.”

Since 2008, Paul has worked at Manhattan Christian Academy (MCA), an Inwood/Washington Heights independent school with a 43-year mission of serving children from financially disadvantaged families.  MCA’s vision is to  instill and develop biblical virtues of character, service, stewardship, leadership and worship.

Paul was invited to join MCA as Vice President to head advancement including external relations, marketing, funding and admissions.  In 2016, following the resignation of the Principal, the Board of Trustees asked Paul to run the business side of the school as Executive Director.  During his eleven-year tenure, MCA was able to raise faculty salaries 85%, maintain low tuitions and provide significant financial assistance to families most in need.

Prior to MCA, Paul had 35 years financial services experience including twelve years at Merrill Lynch as a global institutional sales manager and institutional bond salesman and as a shareholder/manager in two private companies.

A passion of Paul’s is to facilitate and support integration of Biblical virtues and business practices, especially on Wall Street.  He pursues this as a consultant to the Board and President of The Grace & Mercy Foundation in New York City.  For seven years, Paul served as an advisor and mentor at New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s Center for Faith & Work Financial Services Ministry.

Paul and his wife of 42 years, Mary, are members of Stanwich Congregational Church and live in Westport.  They have three grown children living in New York, London and San Francisco and two grandchildren.Paul can be reached by email or phone 203-912-7564