The CALL, a statewide nonprofit organization that mobilizes local churches to serve children and youth placed in foster care, has named Christen Butler as the new executive director.
Butler has served as financial director with The CALL for more than five years. Her responsibilities included overall financial management, staffing, infrastructure and financial reporting. After she obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Arkansas, Butler worked in executive leadership at a nationwide pharmaceutical company as the financial and human resources director for 12 years.
Ministry work has been a lifelong commitment of her family. Butler serves with the worship team and mentors youth at her local church. In addition, her family has served as a resource family support system for many years. Together, their entire family builds bonds and relationships with the foster parents, children and youth while they are in care and once reunified.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to step into the role of executive director,” said Butler. “My passion is to see The CALL continue to excel as we serve our incredible families, partners and community. Arkansas has proven to be a generous, mission-minded state leading the nation in foster care work. Together, with our partners and the Christian community, we can meet our vision of “No Waiting Children” in foster care.”
This month, The CALL is also celebrating 15 years of service in Arkansas. As the organization reaches this important milestone, The CALL acknowledges the work and contributions of partners at the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children & Family Services (DCFS), foster and adoptive families, and volunteers across the state.